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Nov 6
2015

Will The Second-Generation BMW X6 Smash The High-End Market?

BMW X6 has various models with multiple engine options and high-end features

Massive Popularity

The BMW X6 has gained massive popularity around the world since its launch in 2008, it resulted in a huge success for BMW. The X6 went on production till 2012, but was replaced by X5 later. However, it is still famous and recognisable as X6. The X6 xDrive50i version has 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine, but the xDrive30d diesel version of X6 looks more powerful and dominates market share in the UK.

The BMW X6 has the eight speed automatic transmission with newly developed converter clutch and you can shift between automatic gearshift to manual shifts.

Multiple Engines

The X6 has two diesel and two petrol engine options, the X6 M with the 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 engine churns out 568bhp.Whereas X6 M50d with 3.0-litre tri-turbo engine gives 376bhp. However, the game changer is xDrive30d model with 3.0-litre diesel engine and 254bhp.

Huge Engine Power

It is important to note that the X6 M has some impressive performance figures with such huge engine power as the X6 M attains the speed of 0-62mph in merely 4.2 seconds which is astonishing and impressive. The X6 M can be categorised as a superfast car, it gives wonderful road performance and classical driving experience.

The X6 M runs up till 25.4 mile in one gallon and the CO2 emission figures stay at 258g/km. You will love the brutal acceleration of X6 M, costly but addictive.

Fuel Economy and CO2 emissions

Let’s look at the running costs and carbon emissions of X6. The xDrive30d can be defined as the most efficient model because of its fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures, it returns 47.1mpg and CO2 emission stays at 157g/km.

The M50d has CO2 emission figures of 174g/km while fuel economy stays at 42.8mpg, it is higher than 30d but speed and power always comes with the extra cost. However, the XDrive50i with V8 petrol engine has the fuel economy of 29.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 225g/km.

Innovative Tech and Latest Driving Features

From the inside, the car has exclusive and luxurious interior with some up-feel features, however exterior has been beautifully designed with significant improvement in aerodynamics that helped to cut the fuel consumption by 22%. The various models of X6 have multiple engine options, but the importance of driving and tech features couldn’t be overlooked.

BMW has put extensive engineering efforts and incorporated its X6 models with the latest and innovative features. It includes electric front seats, reversing camera, LED interior lighting, and centre speaker. Lane-keeping assist, night vision function, autonomous braking system, head-up display, automatic parking and automatic acceleration are the latest tech features that can be experienced while driving X6 models.

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