BMW Group India has launched the third-generation X6 SUV in India. The all-new X6, which is being made available as a completely built-up unit (CBU) is priced at Rs 95 lakh for both the xDrive40i xLine (petrol) and X6 xDrive40i M Sport (petrol).
Powering the new X6 is a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that puts out 340hp and 450Nm of torque. Power is sent to all-four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox and BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system.
The new X6 measures 4,935mm long, which makes it 26mm longer than the previous X6; it is also 15mm wider, at 2,004mm. The wheelbase is set at 2,975mm while the height of the new SUV-coupe is 1,696mm. Boot capacity is 580 litres (65 litres less than the X5), which increases to 1,530 litres with the 40/20/20 rear seats folded.
The new BMW X6 is offered in two trim levels - xLine and M Sport - which are only differentiated by cosmetic changes. The former comes with black cladding on the front and rear fenders and sports more chrome elements while the latter gets gloss back bits replacing the chrome ones, along with certain M Sport-specific tweaks.
Both trims, the xLine and M Sport, are loaded with equipment such as Laser LED headlights with LED DRLs, a 12.3-inch touchscreen with BMW’s latest iDrive system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, full-leather upholstery, ambient lighting, heads-up display, a tyre pressure monitoring system and multiple drive modes.
Standard safety kit includes 8 airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, electronic stability control and front and rear parking sensors.
Buyers can customise the X6 as per their liking, with a wide range of exterior colours, interior upholstery, trims, alloy wheels and optional extras on offer.
The new BMW X6 rivals luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q8, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe and the upcoming all-new Mercedes GLE Coupe.
Arlindo Teixeira, acting President, BMW Group India said, “BMW established the SAC segment with the introduction of theX6 and still continues its remarkable success story. The uniqueness of the third- generation X6 is born from its modern expressive design which combines athletic and elegant coupe lines with the dynamism of a BMW X model. This vehicle is like no other, to the very last detail, the all-new BMW X6 offers a unique synthesis of luxury, sporting dynamics and powerful style creating an excitingly different driving experience for our customers. From the coupe-like roofline to the chiseled profile, this Sports Activity Coupe is marked by extraordinary craftsmanship and sends a message of power and prestige. The extrovert design, impressive dynamism and agility makes the all-new BMW X6 the most attractive and distinctive car in its segment.”
The all-new BMW X6 offers customisable options to customers for the very first time. A range of optional features include BMW Laser Light, BMW Head-Up Display, Comfort Access, Panorama Glass Roof Sky Lounge, Crafted Clarity Glass Application, and Ambient Air Package. Other options include Rear Seat Entertainment Professional and Harman Kardon Surround Sound System.