BMW X6 Live Debut Rescheduled for Paris Motor Show

BMW F16 X6 M50d 1 photo
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Long before BMW took the virtual veils off the new F16 X6, we were reporting that the company is planning to bring it in the flesh at the Moscow Auto Show, this month, to introduce it to the world. Now, we’re hearing word that the live debut of the new Sport Activity Coupe will be pushed back until October, for the Paris Motor Show.
According to Autocar, the reason behind this move would be related to the number of potential customers the car would have in Moscow compared to Paris but we reckon it has more to do with the restrictions the EU is enforcing on Russia.

It will also be quite an interesting motor show in Moscow this month, considering the tense relationship between the Western and Eastern worlds. Most European manufacturers have big business in Russia but how they will deal with the ongoing issues the international community has with the communist country is still to be reflected upon.

Even so, the show must go on and, after the world and European premiere of the X6 in Paris, the car will eventually go on sale. The US will get an xDrive35i model as the base version while Europeans and other sides of the world will also enjoy diesel plants on the xDrive30d and M50d variants.

Compared to the old model, the new one is basically lighter (only slightly) and more luxurious, BMW clearly aiming at making the X6 a more premium car with the pricing to match. Speaking of which, the new SAC will probably be more expensive than the old one by a considerable amount.
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