The BMW X6 Sports Activity CoupÈ defined a new market segment when it was launched in 2008, and has now been upgraded with the new model which is currently available at Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive showroom in Kuwait. More than 150,000 X6 vehicles have been sold worldwide in just three years – proving the popularity of this unique vehicle which has set a trend in the automotive industry.
The new BMW X6 includes a number of exterior changes, enhancing the athletic appearance of BMW’s original Sports Activity CoupÈ for the customer’s benefit. A revised front end with a wider chrome frame and revised bars on the large kidney grille and foglights, set towards the edge of the car, highlight its wide track and stable road-holding. As an alternative to the standard bi-xenon lights, Adaptive LED headlights – a modern interpretation of BMW’s twin circular headlights – are now available as an option complementing the new front end.
At the rear is a revised red light cluster, enhancing the lines of the car with two horizontal LED Glowing Bars, further emphasising the width of the vehicle. In addition, a raised powerdome bonnet appears on the new X6 giving the car a more aggressive and sportier look. A host of new colour and trim options are available including three new metallic paint colours: Marrakech Brown, Orion Silver and Midnight Blue – and two new upholstery trims: Ivory White Exclusive Nappa Leather and Vermillion Red Nevada leather. This new look BMW X6 is completed with bi-colour double spoke design 19 or 20 inch alloy wheels.
With the market launch of the new BMW X6, the combination of sporty elegance of a large BMW CoupÈ with the powerful presence of an X model is raised to a new level. All new BMW X6 models also make use of BMW’s EfficientDynamics technology innovations that make the car more agile and economical. The petrol engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology available for the BMW X6 deliver impressive pulling power and low fuel consumption figures. The V8 engine of the BMW X6 xDrive50i delivers 407 hp, while in the BMW X6 xDrive35i an in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with 306 hp. Engine power in both models is transferred by means of a standard 8-speed sports transmission including shift paddles on the wheel.
Offering even greater performance, BMW M GmbH, the specialists for high-performance sports cars, will also introduce the BMW X6M. Powered by a V8 TwinPower Turbo engine, the new BMW X6M delivers 555 hp in addition to receiving styling changes such as Aluminium brake callipers in metallic blue with M logo. It also becomes the first BMW M model to include Adaptive LED Headlights as standard and gains a Powerdome bonnet enhancing its athletic stance. Its attractive equipment package includes 20-inch M light alloy wheels in double spoke design and bi-colour finish with mixed tyres, adaptive LED headlamps, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, black surrounds for the fog lights and M door sill cover strips.
The striking accentuations for the exterior are supplemented with a sporty interior ambience. Features here include the sports seats with electrical adjustment and memory function, M specific Merino leather in a new Mugello red or black with contrast stitching, M leather steering wheel with shift paddles, M driver footrest, stainless steel pedals, interior strips in Aluminium Flywheel black and the BMW Individual roof liner in anthracite. Dynamic Performance Control is a standard feature in all versions of the BMW X6 as an element of the intelligent all-wheel drive system xDrive. This gives greater precision to the electronically controlled power distribution to optimise driving stability, traction and dynamic performance.
There are also numerous BMW ConnectedDrive optional driver assistance technology features for enhanced comfort and safety in the new BMW X6, including: rear-view camera; Surround View; Lane Departure warning and BMW Park Assistant. In addition, the new BMW X6 comes with a full colour Head-Up Display which projects driving-related information onto the windscreen within the driver’s direct field of view.
Commenting on the launch, Yousef Al-Qatami, General Manager of Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive, said: “The BMW X6 Sports Activity CoupÈ has proved to be one of the most popular models for the brand ever since its launch in 2008. This success is testament to the leading and progressive nature of the BMW brand. Our discerning customers are successful, confident individuals who desire to buy into strong powerful brands that offer luxury, safety, reliability and innovation. The X6 delivers on all these attributes.”
BMW’s X range of vehicles come with a proven track record of success that was created by the X5 model – launched in 2000 – which established a new segment for premium Sports Activity Vehicles. The X5 has made a significant contribution to over 1.3 million BMW X range vehicles sold in the world to date. Due to the model’s success, the X model family has expanded to include four distinctive models: BMW X6, X5, X3 and the X1.