Pricing for the new BMW X6 range – which will comprise three variants (including two M Performance models) at launch in South Africa – has been revealed.
Of course, the range-topping X6 M Competition is expected to arrive on local shores only in May 2020, with pricing for the full-fat flagship yet to be announced.
So, how much are you looking at for the other variants? Well, the line-up starts with the X6 xDrive40i, which kicks off at R1 327 800 in standard guise (or R1 383 400 in xOffroad form and R1 386 700 with the M Sport package specified). This variant offers 250 kW and 450 N.m from its turbocharged 3,0-litre inline-six petrol engine.
Then there’s the X6 M50i and M50d, which are each priced from R1 680 200. The M50i’s turbocharged 4,4-litre V8 generates 390 kW and 750 N.m, sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in a claimed 4,3 seconds.
The M50d, meanwhile, offers 294 kW and 760 N.m from its quad-turbo 3,0-litre inline-six diesel powerplant, taking a claimed 5,2 seconds to hit three figures. Both models feature an M Sport exhaust system as standard, along with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
For the record, the new X6 is again built at Plant Spartanburg in the United States, having grown in length by 26 mm to 4 935 mm. Some 15 mm has been added to its width (taking the figure to 2 004 mm), while the vehicle now stands some six millimetres lower (at 1 696 mm). The wheelbase, meanwhile, has increased by 42 mm to 2 975 mm.
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