Not long after the images of the 3rd generation X6 were revealed, BMW officially launched this model with many improvements and starting price of 64,300 USD in the US. The most advanced version of the M50i is priced at $ 85,650, the time of sale since November this year.
Entering the 3rd generation with the name G06 and model 2020, X6 completely transformed the design and added more modern features. One of the major changes on the X6 2020 is the masculine and more powerful design. The details that were badly reprimanded on BMW's old generation were redesigned, such as the grille, headlights, front bumper and rear end. The radiator grille of the X6 2020 has an open and sharp design on both sides like the 8 Series. Meanwhile, headlights and front bumper are shared styles from brother X5 G05.
BMW offers a rather unique option for the X6 2020 that is the grille that glows when turning on the headlights or when opening. The headlights of the car are more standard or high-end LED than BMW Laser Light. The rear end shares a lot from the 8 Series line with a horizontal piece of LED taillights and an aerodynamic rear bumper. In Europe, the X6 2020 is equipped with a standard 19 "rim, in the US standard rim is 20" but customers can option up to 21 "or 22".
Not only is the design more beautiful, the X6 2020 is also increased in size by BMW in order to provide a more spacious look and interior compartment. Overall length is 4,935 mm, width is 2,004 mm, 1,696 mm high and wheelbase is 2,975 mm. Compared to the previous generation, the new X6 is 26 mm longer, 15 mm wider, 6 mm lower and the wheelbase is longer than 42 mm.
The interior of the X6 2020 shares almost all of the styling from the X5 G05 with accents of two 12.3-inch screens for the rear-mounted instrument cluster and entertainment system. When the panel is covered with Sensatec, the rear seats can be folded 40:20:40 or fully folded to expand the luggage compartment capacity from 580 liters to 1,530 liters.
Some of the options offered by BMW for the interior include an independent 4-zone air-conditioning system, cup holder with cooling and cooling, glass panoramic sunroof with more than 15,000 glowing spots, leather seats Merino, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround, a 20-speaker premium sound system and information display system for driving HUD.
In the US, BMW standardizes the X6 with a range of safety technologies to support drivers such as:
- Blind spot warning
- Warning deviates from the lane
- Rear-end collision warning
- Warning of vehicles running from behind
- Forward collision warning
- Support to avoid collision with pedestrians
Besides the optional DAP professional driver assistance package with features such as adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function, right lane running and driver assistance when traffic jams.
Customers in the US can choose between 3 versions: X6 sDrive40i, X6 xDrive40i and X6 M50i. Two versions of sDrive40i and xDrive40i all use turbocharged 6-cylinder 3.0-liter engines with maximum power of 335 horsepower and 447 Nm of torque. The difference comes only from the rear wheel drive system on the X6 sDrive40i and four full-time AWD wheels on the X6 xDrive40i. Gearbox is 8-speed automatic, the acceleration time from 0-100 km / h is 5.3 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 209 km / h with four-season tires and 250 km / h with high-performance tires.
With the M50i, the X6 will be powered by a more powerful engine, which is a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with a maximum power of 523 hp and 750 Nm of torque. This version also uses 8-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel drive AWD. The acceleration time from 0-100 km / h is 4.2 seconds.
In Europe, the X6 has two engine versions of the X6 xDrive30d and X6 M50d. The xDrive30d version uses turbocharged I6 3.0 oil engine with a capacity of 261 hp and 620 Nm of torque. Acceleration time from 0-100 km / h is 6.5 seconds, the maximum speed is limited to 230 km / h. The M50d version also uses turbocharged I6 3.0 engine oil but is equipped with 4 turbochargers to achieve a capacity of 395 hp and 760 Nm of torque. The acceleration time from 0-100 km / h of this version is 5.2 seconds.
BMW also offers a number of options related to performance including air suspension, Dynamic Handling package with active body anti-torsion system, M Sport sports brakes and Off-Road Package with suspension compressed air, M Sport sports differential system for rear axle and 4 driving modes for Snow, Sand, Gravel, and Stone.