BMW India will be launching the third generation of their sporty coupe-SUV – the X6, in India on Thursday, June 11. The new BMW X6 blends the agile and versatile driving properties of a SUV with the head-turning looks of a coupe. The third-generation X6 employs a clean, exclusive design language to underscore its confident and commanding appearance. Like its predecessor, the new BMW X6 will be produced in the US at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg and will be brought to India as a CBU.
The new BMW X6 has grown by 26 millimetres in exterior length over the outgoing model (to 4,935 mm) and by 15 mm in width (to 2,004 mm). It now stands 6 mm lower (at 1,696 mm) and combines dynamically stretched proportions with exceptional visual muscularity. The car’s wheelbase has increased by 42 mm to 2,975 millimetres.
The large, single-frame BMW kidney grille is the most striking feature of the front end, the outer edges of the kidney grille now approaching the headlights at a clearly defined angle. The new BMW X6 is available for the first time as an option with an illuminated BMW kidney grille, which adds an exclusive flourish to the exterior design. The illumination is activated by opening or closing the car, but the driver can switch it on and off manually too. This lighting function for the kidney grille is also available while driving.
The all-new BMW X6 models come as standard with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while intelligent all-wheel drive maximizes traction, agility and directional stability. Engine options for the Indian market are yet to be announced, however the xDrive40i variant seems to be a definite engine option.