BMW has released the first images and details for the new facelifted X6 Sports Activity Coupe. Changes are minimal but the highlight is the introduction of the new M-Performance package.

BMW has released the first images and details for the new facelifted X6 Sports Activity Coupe. Changes are minimal but the highlight is the introduction of the new M-Performance package.

The exterior styling has received some very subtle, but not so obvious updates. The fog lights on the front end have been redesigned, they get a matt finish surround and a higher position that is supposed to emphasize the width of the vehicle. The headlights get a new adaptive LED option that is available as an alternative to the standard Xenon headlights.

In the US market, the faceifted 2013 X6 will get a choice of two standard engines. The xDrive50i features the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 unit with a power output of 400 bhp ( 405 PS / 298 kW ) whilst the entry level xDrive35i gets the twin-turbo inline-6 engine with 300 hp ( 304 PS / 223 kW). Power is passed to the wheels via BMW's 8-speed automatic transmission system.

For those of you looking for a little extra from the Sports Activity Vehicle, BMW has introduced the M-Performance package. It gives the power units a few extra ponies, both of which get an additional 40 Nm (30 lb-ft) of toque whilst the xDrive35i and xDrive50i get respective power increases of 15 hp and 40 hp.

The M-Performance package also includes 20-inch light alloy wheels, black chrome exhaust tips, stainless steel pedals, M foot rest and door sills, shadowline exterior trim, anthracite headliner, and optional Carbon Black metallic paint.

The 2013 BMW X6 will arrive in US showrooms in the spring of 2012.

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