BMW has revealed pricing and features for the all-new X6 ‘Sports Activity Vehicle’, following its international debut back in June.
The 2015 X6 brings new-but-familiar styling to the line, along with new standard features, improved fuel economy and more power for some models.
One petrol- and two diesel-powered models are available now, while two more variants will join the range in early 2015.
Of the first arrivals, the xDrive30d is the most affordable at $115,400 followed by the xDrive50i at $151,600 and the M50d at $157,900 - plus on-road costs.
These will be joined by the petrol-powered xDrive35i and the diesel-powered xDrive40d in the new year, with pricing and specifications for each yet to be confirmed.
The xDrive30d’s six-cylinder TwinPower turbo-diesel engine now produces 190kW and 560Nm - up 10kW and 20Nm respectively - while fuel consumption has improved 1.4 l/100km to 6.0 l/100km.
The boost in power shaves almost a full second off the xDrive30d’s 0-100km/h time compared to the outgoing model, now down to 6.7 seconds.
Stepping up to the 4.4 litre TwinPower turbocharged V8 xDrive50i model now brings 330kW and 650Nm (up 30kW/50Nm), while BMW has cut 0.6 seconds from the 0-100km/h time at 4.8 seconds.
Fuel consumption for the xDrive50i has dropped below the 10 l/100km mark, falling from 12.5 to 9.7 l/100km.
The range-topping M50d produces 280kW and 740Nm from its triple-turbo six-cylinder diesel engine, while boasting the impressive fuel figure of 6.6 l/100km.
BMW says new ‘EfficientDynamics’ technologies including a start-stop function and ‘ECO PRO’ driving mode has helped to improve economy by between 14 and 22 percent across the range.
ECO PRO is joined by Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ as part of a four-mode, selectable ‘Driving Experience Control’ system.
All X6 models are matched with an upgraded version of BMW’s eight-speed ‘Sport Automatic’ transmission with paddle shifters and launch control.
The new X6’s bodywork brings only “minimal” changes to height and width, while length increases by 32mm to 4909mm and luggage capacity is up 75 litres to a maximum 1525 litres.
Styling includes a wider ‘kidney’ grille, adaptive LED headlights and LED tail lights, while the new model continues to wear 20-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the new X6 gets standard heated front seats, ‘ConnectedDrive’ with Intelligent Emergency Call, Dakota leather upholstery and a free-standing 10.25-inch touchscreen.
Other new features in various models include active cruise control, automatic parking assist, a DAB+ digital radio and rear air suspension on the xDrive50i and M50d.
“The original BMW X6 launched in 2008 was the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe and became a huge success with over 260,000 sales worldwide,” BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Marc Werner, said.
“With the launch of the second generation model offering substantial improvements in performance, efficiency and luxurious value, as well as an even more imposing road presence, the new BMW X6 will set a whole new standard in exclusive driving pleasure.”
The 2015 BMW X6 is on sale now, and comes with a three-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
NOTE: Overseas photos shown, Australian gallery to follow.
Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
2015 BMW X6
- xDrive30d - $115,400
- xDrive50i - $151,600
- M50d - $157,900
- xDrive35i - arriving 2015
- xDrive40d - arriving 2015