Home / Cars / New 2019 BMW X6 revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

New 2019 BMW X6 revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

Jonathan Burn 2019-07-02 23:01

The third-generation BMW X6 is the largest yet and debuts the German brand’s new illuminated kidney grille

The all-new, third generation BMW X6 has been revealed ahead of its planned debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. On sale now, prices start from £59,340.

Based on the same architecture as the lastest X5, the new X6 is now longer (+26mm) and wider (+15mm) than the model it replaces and marginally lower (-6mm). BMW says this has lowered the car’s centre of gravity and, combined with the wider front track (+44mm), should improve the car’s handling.

Best SUVs on sale

The X6 retains its trademark coupe-SUV design with a roofline that tapers aggressively from the B-pillar. Unique horizontal tail lamps, that almost stretch the entire width of the rear end, are a further point of difference over the regular X5 SUV.

Image 2 of 20

BMW X6 - rear

Image 2 of 20

Another new feature is the illuminated kidney grille at the front, which lights up when the driver opens and closes the car. It can also be switched on manually, or turned off completely, while driving.

Four engines are offered in the X6: two petrols and two diesels. The range starts with the X6 xDrive 30d Sport (£59,340), which makes use of a 262bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine developing 620Nm of torque. BMW says 0-62mph takes 6.5 seconds. The petrol-powered alternative is badged the X6 xDrive 40i Sport ( £60,320), which uses a more powerful 336bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder, developing 450Nm of torque. It takes a claimed 5.5 seconds to get from 0-62mph.

The flagship models are the M50d (£74,335) and M50i (£76,870). The diesel version is powered by a 395bhp 3.0-litre quad-turbo six-cylinder. BMW says it develops 760Nm of torque and should crack 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds. The most powerful model in the range is the M50i, making use of a 524bhp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, developing 750Nm of torque. It will hit 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds.

Image 3 of 20

BMW X6 - dash

Image 3 of 20

All versions come as standard with BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Other standard kit across the range includes leather trim, adaptive two-axle air suspension, 19-inch alloys, a sports leather steering wheel, gesture control, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless charging.

On top of that the M50d and M50i models also feature larger 21-inch M light alloy wheels, an M Sport braking system, M Sport exhaust and M Sport steering wheel. Buyers can also upgrade to M Performance spec, which brings even larger 22-inch alloys, and M Sport differential, adaptive M suspension and a Harman Kardon surround sound system.

The cabin of the X6 is carried over wholesale from BMW’s latest SUVs and features the firm’s 7.0 iDrive infotainment system operated via a 12.3-inch display on the dash. Despite being larger than before, boot capacity remains unchanged at 50 litres. Dropping the 40:20:40 rear bench increases space to 1,525 litres.

Do you like the look of the new BMW X6? Let us know your thoughts below…

Associated Advanced Gallery New 2019 BMW X6 revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut – pictures

About Alex Ward

Check Also

New Honda Civic Sport Line 2019 review

Image 1 of 31 Image 1 of 31 9 Dec, 2019 7:45pm Richard Ingram Honda's Civic hatch gets Type-R inspired styling upgrades in new Sport Line spec but do they help it keep pace with rivals? The fuss around family cars may have centred firmly on the all-new Volkswagen Golf of late, but that’s not say other manufacturers are resting on their laurels. Conscious of quite how capable Wolfsburg’s hottest hatchback may be, makers are rushing to make improvements to their fast-selling favourites. Honda is no exception – the brand quietly updated the Civic with a smattering of stylistic and ergonomic tweaks only last month. Not content, it has now added a racier Sport Line model to the range, designed to steal sales from popular rivals like the Ford Focus ST-Line and SEAT Leon FR. • Best hatchbacks to buy now Instead of acting as a standalone spec, Honda’s sporty styling tweaks are applied to the flagship Civic EX, and will later be added to the to cheaper SR cars, too. For £1,000, you c..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *