BMW X6, a SUV has 1 Petrol car and 1 Diesel version available in India. The model is out in 12 lively colours, namely, Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Carbon Black, Deep Sea Blue, Flamenco Red Brilliant Effect, Mineral Silver, Mineral White, Monaco Blue, Space Grey, Tasman, Titanium Silver and Vermilion red. On its launch, the X6 faced criticism for its design which was neither an out and out SUV nor a complete coupe, hence, questioning the category the car falls in. It was a crossover by BMW and made the experts head over heels on whether or not the world needed a crossover SUV.
Still the company swimmingly managed to create a global market for the distinct wagon. With its advent, the company has established an entirely unique platform for its competitors. The recently launched X6 Sports Activity Coupe marks the start of second generation of the crossover vehicle and comes with the significant “M” package.
It has similar appearance as other BMWs with its kidney grilles, projector headlamps and a puffed up hood. Company logo glitters exquisitely in the middle of the grille on the hood. Wheels are similar to its predecessor redacted dynamically in BMW alloy design. Chrome hints are radiated all over the car especially on borders of the window and boot section, and across its twin exhaust pipes. It is available in 5 colours for the car, namely, Carbon Black, Alpine White, Mineral White, Space Grey and Flamenco Red Brilliant Effect.
Interior & Features
The interiors resemble those of a 5-series car and feature dual tone colours.
Steering mounted controls help using the music system and other few functions conveniently. The dashboard is lined in chrome, and the sublime screen fitted on it enables one to adjust or chose different driving modes of the car.
Flexible rear seats have ample space for 2 adults and a minor. Seat mounted screens are fitted on the back of the front seat to let the riders occupy or entertain themselves with their choice of movies. There is a copious boot space in the car and the space is almost doubled after folding the rear seats. It is equipped with HUD (Heads-Up Display) which exhibits prominent information including a digital speed-o-meter on the front windscreen. The car features an adaptive suspension package making the ride smoother than the previous version.
Proficiently equipped with a 3.0 litre diesel engine, the car produces 309 bhp and 600 Nm of torque. The 6 cylinder engine is driven by an 8-speed automatic gearbox giving it an expeditious acceleration. The two turbochargers assist the engine to boost its power output.
The 2993 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 15.87 kmpl respectively.
Performance and Handling
The puissant 3.0 litre engine can pull up to 240 km/h while the car can reach 0-100 km/h in complete 5.8 seconds. DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) enables the car sticking efficiently to the road in wet conditions, while brisk acceleration and during instantaneous braking. CBC (Cornering Brake Control) and (HDC) Hill Descent Control elevates the car’s efficacy for all kinds of terrain.
It faces major tussle from Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover, Audi’s Q7, Porsche’s Macan and Cayenne. Once the Mercedes-Benz lands its GLE Coupe, the new X6 will have to strive hard to maintain its position in the market.