2015 BMW F16 X6 Deliveries to Kick Off in December

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The new BMW X6 was unveiled at the beginning of this month and, just like its predecessor, it was immediately given a ‘controversial’ status by everyone out there. While some actually see some sort of purpose for it, most people call it just as useless as the first Sport Activity Coupe.
Sure, the debate will keep on going for quite a while but we’re not here to take anyone’s side. We’re here to keep you posted with the latest news about it and right now, we’re pleased to let you know that the first cars will be delivered in December, this year, in the US.

Pricing for the North American continent wasn’t revealed just yet but in Europe, the Sport Activity Coupe will start at €66,150 (roughly $90,000 at today’s rates), for the base, xDrive35i model.

In Europe, the choice will be slightly more diverse, since diesel models will populate the list. Apart from the petrol xDrive35i and xDrive50i versions, Europeans will also get to pick from two diesel alternatives, the xDrive30d and M50d.

The one we’d get is the M Performance Automobile, whose powerplant we experienced inside the F15 X5. The 3-liter tri-turbo inline 6-cylinder unit makes 381 HP and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque that seems to be never-ending.

With such numbers on its side and the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system pushing the power to all four corners of the car through an 8-speed automatic gearbox, the new X6 M50d is capable of reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 5.2 seconds, despite its over 2-ton weight. Fuel economy is rated at a combined 6.6 l/100 km (35.6 mpg) a number that’s really hard to reach, though.

Most people will, however, choose the top of the range xDrive50i model that is on the complete opposite side when it comes to being efficient. The 4.4-liter twinturbo V8 engine under the bonnet makes 450 HP and 650 Nm (480 lb-ft) of torque and transforms the car into an even faster beast.

With a sprint of 4.8 seconds, few other road-going vehicles can stand before it, be it or not an SUV. On the other hand, the fuel consumption tells a ‘luxurious’ story. BMW’s claimed number is 24.2 mpg (9.7 l/100 km) but we’re pretty sure nobody will ever reach it.
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