2015 BMW X6 Due in U.S. Showrooms in Late 2014


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    2015 BMW X6 Picture

    2015 BMW X6. | October 03, 2014

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Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2015 BMW X6, the German automaker's blend of an SUV and a coupe, will arrive in U.S. showrooms in late 2014.
  • Pricing will be announced closer to launch.
  • Changes include the introduction of the first rear-wheel-drive model in the lineup with the 2015 BMW X6 sDrive35i.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey The redesigned 2015 BMW X6, the German automaker's blend of an SUV and a coupe, will arrive in U.S. showrooms in late 2014 with some major changes in store for consumers.

Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

It is expected that the lineup may start under $60,000, due to the addition of a new base rear-wheel-drive model, the 2015 BMW X6 sDrive35i. The base 2014 X6 with all-wheel drive starts at $61,725, including a $925 destination charge.

All 2015 X6s are equipped with an eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission. The vehicle also gets what BMW calls a "more extroverted design," while retaining its trademark long hood, short front overhang and large wheel arches. A power glass sunroof is standard.

New exterior color choices include Dark Olive and Flamenco Red Metallic. Options include aluminum running boards and adaptive LED headlights. All models feature standard 19-inch light-alloy wheels, while 20-inch alloy wheels are optional.

A greater emphasis has been placed on functionality in the 2015 X6. The rear seat backrests can now be split-folded 40/20/40. The power tailgate can now be opened and closed via remote control and from the driver seat.

For the 2015 X6 xDrive50i M Sport, BMW adds aerodynamic touches, including large front air intakes, side skirts, a diffuser insert for the rear apron and a custom kidney grille design with bars in matte aluminum.

The 2015 BMW X6 sDrive35i and X6 xDrive35i are equipped with the 300-horsepower 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine.

The V8-powered X6 xDrive50i gets improved performance for the new model year. The 4.4-liter V8 engine churns out 445 hp, a boost of 50 hp.

BMW said EPA mileage estimates on the 2015 X6 will be available closer to launch.

A wide range of driver assistance systems is available on the X6. They include a Driver Assistance Plus package with speed limit info, which shows the speed limit for the road in the instrument cluster.

Key competitors to the X6 include the Audi Q7, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Porsche Cayenne.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers who don't have to battle winter weather will be happy with the addition of the new rear-wheel-drive X6 sDrive35i.

Comments

  • herrstreet herrstreet Posts:

    Wow someone put a lift kit on their Impala!

  • sp1 sp1 Posts:

    The last generation was a pig -- this generation is a pig with lipstick. Looks slightly better than before but it's still a pig.

  • darthbimmer darthbimmer Posts:

    I swear some days I don't know whether these pictures come from BMW or from an April Fools Day exercise at Edmunds. This one looks like a 3-series (or is it 4 now?) GT with its pants hiked up too high. In that way it's reminiscent of a 1970s AMC Eagle. Those cars always looked like someone took a normal sedan or wagon and stuck a 3" spring lift in them. Who knew that'd be the new black 40 years later.

  • fintail fintail Posts:

    Hey, crooked officials and "entrepreneurs" in BRIC locales, and the more ostentatious investor visa demographic need cars too.

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