BMW X6 Review
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BMW X6 Review By Expert
It’s a sedan, it’s a coupe, it’s an SUV. Yes it’s all, its BMW X6. Presenting one of a kind Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) by eminent premium carmaker from Germany Bayerische Motoren Werke aka BMW. The creation of this incredible vehicle has got well blended goodness of sedan + coupe + SUV resulting in an outcome of ‘true’ new breed. Since its launch in the global market in the year 2008 it has never looked back due to its exceptional all-round competencies in terms of performance and peculiarity. This couple-like beast has got big ground clearance, beefy looking wheel fenders and large wheels, all wheel drive and coupe sort sloping yet poised roof line. In India, the latest available is freshly launched New BMW X6 that comes in 2 variants one is BMW X6 xDrive50i petrol and other is BMW X6 xDrive40d diesel.
The dimensions are highly appreciating and expressive that holds ideal sporty and graceful cues all over the body along with bonnet lines of a coupe. The accurately amended front fascia provides new BMW X6 Coupe greater dynamism. The superb looking three-dimensional frame along with restyled angled bars proffers individuality of BMW kidney grille. Moreover, the extensive bumper line and unique fog lamps make BMW X6 looks larger than life vehicle on road. The adaptive LED headlights teamed up with twin circular headlamps make sure optimum visibility in the dark. The sides present an astonishingly muscular stance with the roof line falling in proper place, while the rear appears like strapping monster with high class tail lights incorporated.
Step into New BMW X6 and you have loads of surprises waiting for you. Foremost is space stretched wide, while apart many elements is endless feature and gadgets availability. Also the sporty theme outside extends inside with sport seats. The 5 seater luxury suite offers you quality comfort with best available cozy aspects. One of them is regular Nevada leather upholstery that now comes in a new sporty shade that is Vermilion Red, besides Ivory White. For the driver it gets leather sports steering wheel that has mounted buttons of Bluetooth, music player and cruise control for handiness. Some vital vehicle functions are displayed at the perfectly positioned control screen. The view outside is of first-rate with elevated seating position for the driver together with elective BMW head-up display. This distinct aspect directly showcases the important information to driver without getting distracted on the road ahead. The luggage is not an issue with this versatile creature called BMW X6 as behind rear seat there is 570 liters of cargo space, if you want more fold the rear backrests, now its voluminous 1450 liters.
The innovative technology called Dynamic Performance Control (DPC) system, which is used for the first time in BMW X6 Coupe, works jointly with xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. The two powerful motors feature BMW Turbo Technology with Twin-Power and xDrive mechanism making it fun to drive on road and off the road with intelligent all-wheel-drive system. The 4.4L BMW X6 xDrive50i petrol powered version churns huge power of 412 PS at 5500-6000 rpm that is accompanied by peak torque of 600 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm, while the BMW X6 xDrive40d diesel with 3.0L engine yields maximum power of 310 PS at 2000-2750 rpm and top torque of 600 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm.
BMW X6 mileage and fuel efficiency
The New BMW X6 sports activity coupe (SAC) comes equipped with a highly fuel efficient 4395cc, 8-cylinder petrol engine which is blessed with a new age four-valve technology. The combination of a range of efficient technologies, the BMW X6 mileage has been kept quite commending at up to 9 kmpl km per liter in city areas and 12.5 km per liter on highways. The new face-lifted BMW X6 has been made much more performing with a higher power of 412 PS at 5500-6000 rpm in combination with 600 Nm of peak torque at 1750-4500 rpm.
On the other hand, the much in demand diesel version is fitted with a smaller 3.0L 6-cylinder V shape engine, which generates a peak power of 310 PS at 2000-2750 rpm in combination with a peak torque of 600 Nm at 1500-2500. The diesel powertrain returns fuel economy of nearby 5.0 km per liter on city traffic circumstances and 7.5 km per liter on longer routes and highways.
|Engine Type||Mileage (City||Mileage (Highway)|
|BMW X6 xDrive 3.0L Diesel||9.0 kmpl||12.5 kmpl|
|BMW X6 xDrive 4.4L Petrol||5.0 kmpl||7.5 kmpl|
BMW X6 Models and Features
The BMW X6 is offered in two variants including a diesel (BMW X6 xDrive40d) and petrol variant BMW X6 xDrive50i. Being a new age luxury SUV, the X6 is equipped with a range of comfort & convenience and safety boosting features.
|BMW X6 xDrive50i||This is the base model which carries all standard features of the X6 range including a 2 Zone AC, electrically adjustable seats, Fine-wood trim Variegated Ash, V Spoke alloy wheels along with 255/50 R 19 run-flat tyres, and many more.|
|BMW X6 xDrive40d||This is the only diesel variant which come loaded with the features like automatic air conditioning, partial electronic adjustment for seats, light star spoke 232, 9 J x 19-inch alloy wheels along with 255/50 R19 runflat tyres.|
BMW X6 Engine, power and performance
The 2013 New BMW X6 model is offered in two variants that include one diesel-run powertrain and other is gigantic petrol mill and one diesel. The diesel version of the BMW X6 Coupe cum Crossover is equipped with 3.0L 6-cylinder V shape engine which generates a peak power of 310 PS at 2000-2750 rpm in combination with maximum torque of 600 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm. The powerful diesel engine of the SUV is blessed with advanced four-valve technology which makes it highly performing and, needless to say, efficient also. The advanced engine provides amazing drivability and excellent refinement in any condition.
On the other hand, the newly tweaked mammoth petrol version is loaded with 4.4L Twin-Power Turbo engine that has got authoritative attitude to yield out a maximum power of 412 PS at 5500-6000 rpm. Moreover the peak torque output is commendable at 600 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm. Both the engines, which are epitome of sportiness, are coupled with an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission (AT) that ascertains perfect more than satisfactory performance.
BMW X6 Pick-up & Acceleration
Being a high class luxury sports utility vehicle, the BMW X6 pick-up and acceleration have been tuned to deliver a powerful performance. The existing 4.4L petrol version of the SUV has a top speed of 250 km per hour. It takes just 5.4 seconds to break the speed barrier of 100 km per hour from a stand still position. In comparison, the upcoming 4.4 litre Twin Power Turbo engine delivers high power and thus it is faster with taking just 4.7 seconds to break the speed mark of 100 km per hour. The only diesel variant of the SUV takes 8 seconds to reach a speed mark of 100 km per hour, with a top speed of 210 km per hour.
|BMW X6 Pickup and Acceleration|
|Engine Variants||Power (PS/ RPM)||Torque (NM/ RPM)||Acceleration (0-100kph)||Top Speed (Km/ h)||Transmission|
|BMW X6 xDrive 3.0L Diesel||310/ 2000-2750||600/ 1500-2500||6.5 Seconds||236 kmph||8-Speed Automatic|
|BMW X6 xDrive 4.4L Petrol||412/ 5500-6000||600/ 1750-4500||5.4 Seconds||240 kmph||8-Speed Automatic|
BMW X6 Exterior and Features
Being a high class luxury sports activity coupe (SAC) vehicle, the New BMW X6 acceleration numbers are excellent yet staggering in every sense. The two powerful engines are mended to bestow its consumers with an out of the sportiness that ensures very ride to be an adventurous one. The earth shattering 4.4L petrol version of New BMW X6 SAC has got a top speed of 240 km per hour and it takes merely 5.4 seconds to break the speed barrier of 100 km per hour from a stand still position. Now this is actually astounding as no other competitor is near this mark. Furthermore, the small diesel monster with 3.0L engine of New BMW X6 dares to provide an out of the box pickup with 6.5 seconds to reach the 0-100 kph mark from nothing along with top speed of 236 kmph.
BMW X6 Interior & Features
Interior designing of the SUV has been superbly designed to match the active lifestyle. To enhance the options for the customers, the company has offered a range of exciting combinations trims and colors. Every single designing piece inside the SUV is aimed at enhancing the sportiness of the SUV from inside with offering functional details solutions in a fascinating manner. Coming to the interior equipments, the BMW X6 can be called a class part super luxury, in which company designers have left no stone unturned in making sure utmost comfort for passengers and superb convenience for the driver.
The seating comfort has been enhanced with a perfect combination of sublime ergonomics and excellent lateral support. The standard sport seats of the front row are fully electrically adjustable. The large luggage space of 570 l is enough for keeping 4 golf bags, while all four seats are still in use. With rear seats folded, this figure can be increased to up to 1450L. The company offers an optional Adaptive Fixing System, which can further enhance the utility of boot by enabling you to adjust smaller luggage easily.
There is an optional entertainment package on offer for the rear passengers with an 8-inch colour monitor on the central console in combination with a DVD player, a wireless remote and an infrared headphones socket. The inside comfort is further enhanced with the help of 4-zone Automatic Climate Control which makes sure a highly convenient air conditioning for each passenger. The one feature that is totally dedicated to the driver are leather-upholstered kneepads on the central console for enhancing lateral support for the lags. The other worth mentioning features inside include sporty Aluminum Flywheel, Fine-wood trim bamboo grain dark, A digital 7-channel amplifier with 205 kW which is a part of a HIFI speaker system.
Driving & Handling of BMW X6
Driving the BMW X6 has been made a pleasurable task with the help of a range of advanced performance boosting features including use of lightweight materials, superbly efficient aerodynamics, and a number of other intelligent innovations. The SUV is tried and tested for highly convenient driving and handling including wind tunnel tests through which company has enabled to keep its drag coefficient as low as cw 0.33 (0.36 on the xDrive50i), the best in class figures. An integrated spoiler is offered in the front wheel arches which further smoothens the drive and also enhances the fuel economy.
Besides this, there is a range of other performance enhancing technologies including Head-up Display, I-Drive, Adaptive headlights, Tailgates, Camera system, and last but not the least the runflat tyres.
Safety Features in BMW X6
BMW cars have always been known for their class leading safety characteristics and use of advanced technologies. Following the same trend in X6 SUV, the company engineers have worked hard in making sure full proof safety of the driver and passengers in both active and passive manner.
The safety highlights of the SUV include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system that work in tandem with head airbags and seatbelt tensioners, integrated safety electronics in steering, multiple airbags, specially developed rollover sensor and many more. Moreover, the Adaptive headlights of the SUV offer all-round vision making sure a safe drive during nights. Also, most of the BMW X6 safety features of the SUV are interlinked with each other and work in tandem in can of a sudden mishap such as multiple airbags with DSC and I drive technology.
BMW X6 Accessories
There are a range of exciting accessories that are loaded at both exterior and interior front of the SUV such as optional 19-inch Star Spoke 232 alloy wheels, Y-Spoke 214 with mixed tyres, 20-inch Star Spoke 259 with mixed tyres, optional Keyless comfort access system, optional Adaptive Fixing System for effective utilization of boot space, optional entertainment system for rear-seat passengers, Bluetooth interface with internet access and many more.
The options in the entertainment include a HiFi speaker systems which comes equipped with a central bass speaker under each front seat, a mid-range speaker and tweeter in each of the door panels, mid-range speaker and tweeter in the instrument panel and digital 7-channel amplifier with 205 kW (5 x 25 kW + 40 kW).
In recent years the BMW SUVs have been gradually becoming among the most preferred passenger utility vehicles in their respective segments and X6 is a perfect example of that. While making the SUV technologically efficient, the company engineers also make sure that it soul remain classic.In a bid to make it a true off roader, a range of advanced performance boosting technologies have been used such as i-Drive which helps in reducing the fuel consumption as well as emission.
At the same time, it carries all typical BMW X range characteristics when looked from front to rear. In terms of features the X6 SUV is fully equipped at both exterior and interior front, leaving very little scope for improvement. Overall, X6 is a better option in its segment considering a higher value it is offering for your hard earned money. Moreover, with new face and improved performance, the new generation BMW X6 will certainly take the success of its predecessor one step ahead.
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