The BMW X6 is back and not surprisingly, it is even bigger and more powerful than before.
It looks even more menacing, too. The X6 has 19-inch wheels as standard, but sizes ranging from 20 inches to 22 inches are available options to buyers.
The new SUV (or Sports Activity Coupe/SAC, as BMW calls it) is longer, wider and lower than the preceding model.
More significantly, the BMW X6 wheelbase has been lengthened by 42mm to give occupants more space.
WHAT TO EXPECT INSIDE
Like all new Bimmers, the X6 features a high-tech interior with a digital instrument panel and its latest infotainment system.
Said system includes the brand’s Intelligent Personal Assistant, a voice-controlled virtual concierge.
Standard safety features include Cruise Control with braking function and the Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function.
More advanced functions can be had by ticking the Driving Assistant Plus option. This suite of features includes Lane Change Warning, Emergency Stop Assistant and reversing assistant.
WHICH VARIANTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Four variants currently make up the new BMW X6 range. They are the X6 xDrive40i, X6 xDrive30d, X6 M50i and X6 M50d.
The BMW X6 xDrive40i has a twin-turbocharged 3-litre straight-6 that delivers 340hp and 450Nm, and a 0-100km/h time of 5.5 seconds.
The X6 M50i is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 that pumps out 530hp and 750Nm. It’ll romp from rest to 100km/h in a startling 4.3 seconds.
Singapore will probably get these two models when the new BMW X6 arrives in Q1 2020.
WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER TWO VARIANTS?
The other two X6 models are powered by turbo-diesel engines, and it is unlikely that they will be sold here.
Still, if you’re interested, the one to get would be the X6 M50d, which is a quad-turbo, 3-litre inline-6 diesel. The previous BMW X6 M50d has a similar engine and displacement, but only three turbochargers.
The new M50d has very compelling figures: 400hp and 760Nm, or 19hp and 20Nm more than the older engine.
The turbochargers are activated in pairs, with one pair meant for lower speeds and another for higher speeds.