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World Debut: 2015 BMW X6 in the Flesh at Paris Motor Show

We know you’ve seen the new BMW F16 X6 in photos online before but this time we’re bringing you a brand new set of live photos straight from the Paris Motor Show 2014 floors. This where the new Sport Activity Coupe is making its world premiere, just before deliveries begin.
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The new model brings a new face to the segment it invented nearly 8 years ago, a niche that is soon to be populated by more models from rivals, including Mercedes-Benz with its MLC version that we’ve seen out testing already.

Same chassis as the X5, different look

As for the X6, on this model too, the underpinnings are similar to the one used on the F15 X5. Basically, the two share everything except the body style and various details inside the cabin, as BMW wanted the Coupe-like SUV to look more bespoke than its ‘utilitarian’ brother.

From the outside, the SAC looks a lot more aggressive from every angle. Up front, the massive headlights connected to the grilles give off a menacing look while the M Sport bumper looks like it’s able to swallow people alive.

Round the back, the taillights and tailgate look like a smaller version of the ones on the X4 that came before it, with the new LED strips included. While the exterior looks more like an evolutionary step, bigger changes happened inside.

Few people know that the original X6 could’ve been had without a center display at all. The cheapest model came without iDrive and without a display on the dash. Now, things have changed and the new model comes with iDrive as standard as well as a 10.25-inch display, one of the biggest BMW makes today.

Sport seats, leather and an M Sport steering wheel come as standard as well now while the back seats are foldable 40:20:40 to increase the boot capacity from 580 liters to 1,525.

Engine line-up comprised of only 3 engines at first

For now, customers have to pick between the xDrive30d, M50d and xDrive50i models in Europe. The M Performance Automobile is probably the best drivetrain choice both from the performance and efficiency point of view.

The xDrive50i is the top of the line model, though, and will remain that way until the X6 M model comes out. Fitted with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 making 450 HP and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque, this version will do 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds.

Further, down the road, Europeans will also get the xDrive35i version as an entry-level model, just like the US is right now. Fitted with an inline 6-cylinder 3-liter engine making 306 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, the pricing for the xDrive35i starts at $61,900 in the US.
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