2015 BMW X6 Revealed
Love it or hate it, the BMW X6 is here to stay. Later this year, BMW will begin selling the second-generation 2015 BMW X6, complete with new options, more power, and a lighter body. Although the X6 retains its sloping roof and signature kidney grille, BMW has made significant changes in other areas. For 2015, the X6 Sport Activity Coupe is 35-55 pounds lighter, depending on the model, than its predecessor. Lightweight materials including ultra-high strength steel, thermoplastics, aluminum in the hood, and magnesium in the instrument panel help in this regard, as does a new double-wishbone, double-pivot front suspension with an integral rear suspension design. The X6 also gains a rear-wheel drive option in the sDrive35i, which receives power from BMW's 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine, producing 300 hp. This model, as well as the traditional all-wheel drive that has the same powertrain, can accelerate to 60 mph in just six seconds, quicker than the previous generation. BMW has given more power to its top-of-the-line xDrive50i model, which is powered by a 4.4-liter V-8 engine. This combination now allows for 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, allowing for a faster 0-60 time of just 4.8 seconds. Standard features include Dakota leather trim, BMW Navigation System with touchpad Controller, heated front seats, power tailgate, and Driving Dynamics Control. Two trim levels are available this year, including the new xLine and M Sport line. On the xLine, buyers receive illuminated door sills and footplates, unique kidney grille bars with a distinctive geometry, bespoke inserts for air intakes, exterior mirror caps, 20-inch alloy wheels in a V-spoke design, and more. The M Sport line includes Shadow Line Trim, strikingly contoured side skirts, a diffuser insert for the rear apron, electrically adjustable sport seats, M leather steering wheel, M driver footrest, and an optional Adaptive M Suspension. Source: BMW
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