BMW X6 Features, Performance & Test Drive

BMW X6 Overview

Infused with revisions, the generation BMW X6 SUV gets bigger bragging a relatively macho stance. Although, the wheelbase has been reduced minimally by 2 mm to 1,933 mm which means an insignificantly shorter cabin. Other than the metamorphosed size, X6 gets better styled exteriors and spruced up cabin. Available only in the xDrive40d grade, the M package is offered as standard fare. Cosmetic upgrades on the outside and inside make the SUV look changed for good.BMW has also inset some advanced gadgets inside for the purpose of occupants’ entertainment. Safety wise, this Beemer is a reliable one, courtesy the raft of safety equipments incorporated inside.

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Mechanical strength is derived from the athletic 3.0 litre, diesel powertrain which outputs healthy power and torque figures. Performance is yet another area to watch out for, the company claimed performance numbers for the SUV are impressive. BMW price in India is placed a little higher, which brings it along the lines of priciest SUVs on offer. Get details on city specific BMW X6 price and accessories on offer at the nearest BMW X6 dealer.Check for car loan calculator at Fincarz,

BMW X6 Exterior & Style

Look at the X6 and one will notice the striking new colour. The deep sea blue hue on our test car is one of the many new shades that are on offer. But apart from that there are quite a few additions and modifications made to the 2013 model. In terms of styling, the front end receives a new refreshed face, the headlamps are sharper and the kidney grille is slightly different. There’s also an optional full LED adaptive headlamps on offer as well as new shape corona rings that give the X6 a completely different character especially when the sun goes down.

The front bumper is all-new and houses a different air dam and fog lamp. Like in every updated X model, the fog lamp is repositioned, in this case sitting higher than before. No changes have been made to the sides, the only change being newer design alloy wheels that are sporty and go well with the X6’s character. The rear also gets a new design tailamp with LEDs but nothing more has changed.

BMW X6 Interior & Space

Step inside and you are welcomed by a trademark BMW cabin. The dashboard has horizontally been split into three parts. The upper half is black leather wrapped, the lower half gets an off-white treatment and splitting the two are slats of piano black and wood. The interior and the door trims are also optionally available in American Oak, Fineline Stripe, Fineline Pure, or Poplar Grain fine-wood trim fine-wood trim. The off-white materials used in the cabin gives it an airy feel. The seats can be adjusted electronically making it easy to find the right driving position and comfort. There is a fair bit of space at the back too but due to the centre arm rest and the air con controls, seating three at the back won’t be the most comfortable affair. Surprisingly, despite the coupe roofline, the low seating means there is quite a bit of head room even at the back.

For those planning to go on a long family vacation need not worry about boot space. With the seat back upright the 2015 X6 makes 580 litres of space. Moreover the rear seat can be folded down in a 40:20:40 split thereby expanding on storage space.The 2015 X6 comes heavily loaded with features. From Head-Up Display, night vision with dynamic light spot, 360 degree camera to parking assist, the X6 has it all. In terms of safety, the X6 gets 6 airbags, ABS, EBD and all other abbreviations you can think of. It also gets Lane departure warning and pedestrian alert. For the passengers at the back there are two separate HD 9.2-inch monitors with separate DVD drives to view different films on. Talking about movies and sound, the 2015 BMW X6 also comes with a 16 speaker Bang and Olufsen high end surround sound system. For BMW X6  check controlenter

The centre console gets a 10.25-inch screen below which is the dual zone climate control and the controls for the integrated Bang and Olufsen infotainment system. Aside from the media and navigation, the screen also displays vehicle information and settings too. All the buttons are soft touch and well within reach. And then there is the automatic tailgate operation. If you hands are full after a shopping spree, a quick wave of the foot under the rear bumper opens up the tailgate.

BMW X6 Engine & Performance

This is possible due to the use of two turbochargers that work in sequence. On the road, power delivery is seamless and the new 8-speed automatic transmission helps the X6 hit the ton in just 6.4 seconds, that’s 0.1 seconds quicker to the claimed figure and a whopping 2.2 seconds quicker to the older model.

Top speed is a claimed 236kmph, we managed to touch 229kmph in our test. Roll-on figures are way quicker now and passing cars is effortless. Fuel efficiency has also gone up. In town, the car returned 8.1kmpl and 12.2kmpl on the highway, an increase of 0.8 and 2.2kmpl respectively over the 2012 xDrive30d. The new X6 is available in two packages, Innovative and Luxury. The updated X6 is also available with a petrol engine in the form of the 407PS xDrive50i with a new 8-speed auto transmission. In terms of frugality, this large sized beast isn’t very good, that said the mileage numbers are insignificant. For more price details on BMW cars in Chennai check Autozhop.

BMW X6 Driving Dynamics

The 2015 BMW X6 has four driving modes – EcoPro, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. Toggle though any of these modes and the powertrain and the chassis dynamics are altered accordingly. The Sport and Sport Plus modes are for those looking to push the car to the limit. Slot the car in one of these, and the steering weighs up nicely, the dampers stiffen up and the engine revs higher as well. Show the 2015 X6 a series of bends and you will be surprised how confidently it takes them on. You don’t really feel the 2-ton weight of the car lugging you around while into a corner.

For your everyday drives in town there are the EcoPro and the Comfort modes. In these modes the Adaptive suspension offers a plush ride quality over potholes and undulations. However, due to the low profile tyres and the large wheels, the bigger bumps still seep into the cabin. While the stock setup provides comfort, the settings can be individually adjusted using the Driver Experience Control too.

BMW X6 Braking & Safety

Among the safety features on offing six airbags, stability control, traction control, dynamic stability control including dynamic traction control, cornering brake control, side impact protection, engine vehicle immobilizer, crash sensor and hill descent control are included.

BMW X6 Cost

Bmw X6 On-Road Price in New Delhi ranges from 1,09,04,268 to 2,11,18,488 for variants X6 xDrive 35i M Sport and X6 M STD respectively. Bmw X6 is available in 3 variants and 9 colours. Below are details of Bmw X6 variants price in New Delhi. Check for X6 price in New Delhi at Carzprice.

BMW X6 Summing Up

The success that BMW achieved with the first X6 took a lot of experts by surprise, especially considering that there are a lot of options available at that price. The Munich-based car maker has been smart to give it timely updates. Given the size of the car it handles fairly well, the engine is an absolute delight and then it won’t break a sweat when driven on a muddy field as well. But while the 2015 X6 isn’t going to stir a revolution like its predecessor, it is an evolution, one in the right direction we must say.

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