Hot on the heels of a recent leak of pictures on the ‘web, BMW has lifted the wraps off its 2015 model year X6.
The new X6 introduces a cleaner take on the previous car’s unconventional styling and, despite bristling with a host of new technologies and features, weighs up to 40 kg less than its predecessor thanks to the extensive use of such lightweight materials as aluminium and magnesium in much of its underpinnings.
Its tauter sheet metal and the adoption of such recent familial touches as narrow headlamps flowing in the grille and more horizontally spread brakelamps lend the 2015 BMW X6 a far sleeker and grown-up appearance, as well as improving aerodynamics.
The cabin is heavily inspired by that of the current X5 and is understated with a sporting undertone and a choice of seven trim configurations. BMW claims a luggage capacity of up to 1 525 dm3 with the rear backrests tumbled.
An M Sport package will lend a further touch of sportiness courtesy of an aerodynamic body kit, a series of trim cabin additions and a model-specific Adaptive M suspension setup that includes self-levelling air suspension at the rear.
At launch the petrol engine offering solely comprises the 4,4 V8 turbopetrol in the xDrive 50i (330 kW/650 N.m, 4,8 secs 0-100 km/h and 250 km/h top speed) and will be joined by the turbocharged 3,0-litre straight six in various states of tune.
On the diesel front a 3,0-litre straight-six turbodiesel (190 kW/640 N.m, 4,8 secs 0-110 km, 250 km/h top speed) will be offered along with the 3,0-litre tri-turbo unit (280 kW/740 N.m, 5,2 secs 0-100km/h, 250 km/h top speed) in the X6 M50d.
Global sales commence in December, so expect the new BMW X6 to find it’s way onto our market around the third quarter of 2015.