BMW Australia has confirmed a three-variant range for its third-generation X6 coupe-style large SUV, which will enter showrooms in the fourth quarter this year.
Once again, the X6 line-up opens with the xDrive30d, which is now $2000 dearer, at $121,900 plus on-road costs.
The mid-range xDrive40i mirrors the xDrive30d’s specification but charges a $3000 premium, while the flagship M50i checks in at $155,900.
For reference, equivalent versions of the X5 wagon cost $4000 less.
The xDrive30d is motivated by a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder engine that produces 195kW of power and 620Nm of torque, while the xDrive40i uses a petrol version of the same unit to develop 250kW and 450Nm.
All X6s are mated to a ZF-sourced eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system as standard, with the xDrive30d bolting from standstill to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds, while the xDrive40i is one second quicker.
The X6’s performance hero, though, is the petrol M50i, which uses a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 to churn out 390kW and 750Nm. It completes the triple-digit sprint in 4.3s.
Standard equipment in the xDrive30d and xDrive40i includes adaptive M suspension, the M Sport package (body kit and brakes), bi-colour 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights and a power-operated tailgate.
Inside, a 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system with always-on natural voice control, one year of Apple CarPlay support, DAB+ digital radio, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a windshield-projected head-up display, wireless smartphone charging, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and start, 2.5-zone climate control, Vernasca leather upholstery, aluminium trim and ambient lighting feature.
Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep and steering assist, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, park assist, surround-view cameras, front and rear parking sensors, and high-beam assist.
The M50i adds Adaptive M Suspension Professional, rear-wheel steering, metallic paintwork, 22-inch alloy wheels, BMW Laserlight headlights, soft-close doors, a Harman/Kardon sound system, four-zone climate control, heated cupholders, front-row lumbar support and a leather-trimmed dashboard.
Options include a $2500 towing package that bundles in an integrated hitch receiver, a bespoke control unit and a specific vehicle wiring harness, enabling the X6’s maximum braked towing capacity of 3500kg.
BMW Australia dealers can also fit a tongue kit (tongue, ball, required bracket and ‘D’ shackles, stickers and a specific BMW bag) and a wiring harness (a 12-pin ‘flat’ plug and a wiring loom from the vehicle to the adapter) for $700, including labour.
For the xDrive30d and xDrive40i, the $5000 Iconic Package bundles in metallic paintwork and 22-inch alloy wheels with BMW’s new Iconic Glow illuminated kidney grille.
The non-performance pair is also available with the $7500 xOffroad Package that includes adaptive air suspension and other off-road-focused features.
The Indulgence Package can be optioned on all three X6 variants, with it comprised of front comfort seats with heating, ventilation and massaging functionality; heated rear seats, CraftedClarity glass interior trim. It costs $6600 for the M50i, while the xDrive30d and xDrive40i also get soft-close doors, bringing its cost to $7800.
Individual options include full Merino leather upholstery in black or Ivory White for $7300 – so long as the Indulgence Package is already optioned.
As reported, the latest X6 is larger in most dimensions, measuring 4935mm long (+26mm), 2004mm wide (+15mm) and 1696mm tall (-6mm) with a 2975mm wheelbase (+42mm).
This extra his increased the X6’s cargo capacity by 30L, to 580L. However, if its 40/20/40 split-fold rear bench is stowed, this figure grows to 1530L.
“This isn’t simply a mild makeover of a vehicle rightly recognised as ‘the beast’,” said BMW Australia chief executive officer Vikram Pawah.
“We have raised the bar several notches for the new, third-generation BMW X6, making it lower, wider and even more muscular than before. It combines that brawn with additional capability, versatility and the latest technology to provide customers with a highly compelling, multi-talented proposition.”
2020 BMW X6 pricing before on-road costs:
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineAugust 27, 2019 9:04 am