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2 July 2019

BMW is set to pull the covers off its new X6 late this evening, but what look like press images of the coupé-SUV have leaked out already.

Published first on Instagram before a number of BMW fan sites picked them up, the images show the new X6 will continue the design theme of the last-generation model, but with detail changes mirroring the rest of the firm's now fully up-to-date X line-up. 

The front end gets a more aggressive interpretation of BMW's SUV face, while the roofline tapers and slopes down at the rear in true coupé style. At the back, the stretched LED tail-lights are heavily inspired by the X4. 

Details, as well as the interior, remain under wraps, but we know that much of the car's mechanical make-up, engines and technology will be borrowed from its X5 sibling

Production will remain at BMW’s US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where prototypes are already being built for testing. X6 prototypes have previously been spotted on the same outing as a flagship X6 M, which will use the M5’s 4.4-litre V8 for an anticipated output of 600bhp or more.

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The X6 range will kick off with xDrive30d and xDrive40d variants, although a greater petrol-powered offering is expected. xDrive40i, 50i and 45e versions will make up the rest of the range, with the notable addition of the plug-in hybrid. 

M Performance M50d and M50i variants are also planned as BMW proliferates its M sub-brand, although the M50i petrol might not be offered in Europe, as it's geared towards the US market. 

The M50d will be powered by a quad-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine producing more than 400bhp. 

Like the X5, the new X6 will be based on BMW’s CLAR platform, with double wishbone front suspension and five-link rear suspension. Air suspension will be an option. 

Inside, the new X6 will be almost identical to the X5, with BMW’s new seventh-generation iDrive infotainment system featuring. Expect a slightly lower driving position for a sportier feel, alongside reduced space for rear-seat occupants. 

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4 October 2018

will make one stand in the queues so much faster!

2 July 2019

Is it just me that thinks with every new B M W launched they get more gross and more blingy. German car design generally is turning away from subtle and classy to in your face out of my way  and  massive grill nonsence.This 6 is prime example only its Uber Grosse

4 October 2018

 600bhp, quite a sizeable power figure,and in a large SUV, the question is, is that too much?

Peter Cavellini.

4 October 2018
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 600bhp, quite a sizeable power figure,and in a large SUV, the question is, is that too much?

 

No Peter Captain Obvious Spam Your Name Everywhere Cavellini. With 4 Wheel drive, it isn't. Thanks for yet another yawn inspiring inane comment though.

4 October 2018
Luap wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

 600bhp, quite a sizeable power figure,and in a large SUV, the question is, is that too much?

  Move On Read Other News......

 

No Peter Captain Obvious Spam Your Name Everywhere Cavellini. With 4 Wheel drive, it isn't. Thanks for yet another yawn inspiring inane comment though.

Peter Cavellini.

2 July 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 600bhp, quite a sizeable power figure,and in a large SUV, the question is, is that too much?

I'm a bit lost here Peter. And welcome back, the Autocar posts are vapid without your insight; I assume you have been on holiday?

But why is power output the question, over any unstated, or inferred others, that I couldn't see posited in the article - or were you being rhetorical?

4 October 2018

For the wives of people with too much money and no self-awareness.

4 October 2018
James Dene wrote:

For the wives of people with too much money and no self-awareness.

Zzzzzzzzzz

4 October 2018
James Dene wrote:

For the wives of people with too much money and no self-awareness.

Dude, ignore the Brexit-voting petrol heads... your penchant for 75hp B segment shopping trolleys will serve you well when your smug liberal friends discuss environmental activism at their next soirée!

4 October 2018

That's a lot of go for a car that has had such a bruising encounter with the ugly stick.

Citroëniste.

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