2008 BMW X6: Reinventing the Coupe

By James Kwok | April 14, 2008
The new 2008 BMW x6 is a monster of a vehicle, even more so when the vaunted twin-turbocharged 3.0L inline-six is upgraded to the optional all-new twin turbo 4.4L V8. Just what's so special about this vehicle? For starters, BMW has opted to drop the Sports Activity Vehicle moniker for their newest term, a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). The change in designation comes from the dramatic lines of the vehicle body, which goes sharply back from the roof peak above the driver and front passenger. The 400 HP 450lb-ft engine shines when mated with BMW's new Dynamic Performance Control, in the available X6 xDrive 50i. Sitting low on 315 profile 20-inch rims, there is little about this car which does not give the overall impression of great poise and power.
While initial reports pegged the vehicle as a 2009 model, both BMW's official release and the BMW USA site refer to the vehicle as a 2008 model. When this makes its debut at dealerships (in April for the x35i and during summer for the x50i), there will no doubt be a line of those waiting to try BMW's hot new offering for themselves the minute it's available. The pictures and videos linked to the article should be sufficient to get you excited, if finding out the starting price is only $53,275 doesn't cut it. via Motor Trend