BMW's new entry-level model in the big X6 'SAV' range has landed in Australia, with the X6 xDrive30d now in showrooms.
First announced in March, the xDrive30d diesel is priced from $109,900 (plus on-roads), entering the line-up beneath the $124,900 X6 xDrive40d.
The X6 xDrive30d is powered by a 3.0 litre straight-six turbodiesel engine, producing 180kW and 540Nm of torque.
Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the diesel engine lists fuel consumption figures of 7.4 l/100km and a 0-100km/h time of 7.5 seconds.
Helping keep fuel consumption down is BMW's EfficientDynamics technology, including low rolling-resistance tyres and brake energy regeneration.
Dynamic Performance Control is fitted as standard across the X6 range, developed to help the coupe-like (but rather large) SUV handle more like a smaller car.
The arrival of the xDrive30d also marks the introduction of a five-seat option across the X6 range, offering a three-passenger rear seat.
The new centre seat in the rear row features a complete three-point safety belt and also retains a centre armrest when the seat is not in use.
The 60:40 fold-down split of the rear seats remains unchanged.
Standard features include 19-inch star-spoke alloy wheels, sports seats, sports leather steering wheel, Bi-Xenon headlights and Nevada leather upholstery.
BMW's ConnectedDrive systems are also fitted as standard equipment, offering a Head-Up Display, Rear View Camera with Top View, Professional Navigation, Bluetooth and USB Audio Interface.
High-Beam Assist, Automatic Tailgate and Park Distance Control front and rear complete the premium value package standard on the X6 xDrive30d.
An optional $5000 Sports Package is also be available, offering 20-inch light alloy wheels, a high-gloss shadow line and anthracite roofliner.
Priced from $109,900 (plus on-road costs), the X6 xDrive30d is in BMW showrooms now.