Next-gen BMW X6 gets illuminated kidney grille

BMW has unveiled the third-generation X6. The car measures 4,935 mm in length, 2,004 mm in width and 1,696 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,975 mm. It rides on 19 to 22-inch alloy wheels.

At the front, the new X6 comes with a large kidney grille, which can be illuminated. It is flanked by twin-pod LED headlights. BMW Laserlight with Adaptive LED headlights is available as an option. The front bumper comes with a wide air dam with air vents on either side. The xLine variant comes with silver inserts around the air vents. The SUV has a sloping roof and air vents on the rear bumper and behind the front wheels. At the rear, the X6 gets L-shaped LED tail lights and a dual-tone bumper. An M Sport exhaust system is available as an option. The M Sport variant of the X6 gets a black grille and black alloy wheels.

The X6 comes with a dual-tone interior with two 12.3-inch displays. The optional equipment list consists of a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround sound system with 20 speakers, ambient air package with 8 fragrances, wireless charging and thermoelectric cupholders. Sports seats and ambient lighting are offered as standard. The xLine and M Sport variants come with all-black interiors. The boot space of the car is rated at 580 litres, which can be increased to 1,525 litres.

Safety features include a 360-degree camera, active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with city braking function, lane keeping and lane changing assistant, traffic jam and emergency stop assistant.

The X6 is available with petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine options include a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder motor producing 335 BHP and 450 Nm of torque and a 4.4-litre, V8 producing 523 BHP and 750 Nm of torque. The diesel engine on offer is a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder unit. This engine comes in two states of tune – 261 BHP and 620 Nm of torque and 395 BHP and 760 Nm of torque. All engines are mated to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

The car will be produced at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, USA and market launches will begin in November 2019.

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