SUV coupes are the current trend – they combine the practicality and sheer presence of an SUV with the head-turning looks of a coupe. Following the craze, BMW India has finally launched the third-generation X6 in India, adding this rather voguish SUV to their India lineup. It’s larger in every way by the vehicle it replaces and comes with a single-frame kidney grille that can be illuminated as an option. 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 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.
Interiors get a Vernasca leather treatment and comes with equipments like the Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge, massage function for the driver and front passenger, four-zone automatic climate control, thermoelectric cup holders, glass applications for selected controls, the Ambient Air interior fragrancing package and the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond+ 3D Surround Sound System. Like its predecessor, the new BMW X6 will be produced in the US at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg and will be brought to us as a CBU.
The xDrive40i variant being brought to India is powered by a turbocharged straight-six engine that puts out 334bhp and 450Nm of torque, coupled with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s being offered in two variants, the x Line and the M Sport, and prices for both the variants begin from Rs 95 lakh (ex-showroom).
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