2015 BMW X6 Is Here To Rule the Country Club
As far as creating new vehicle segments, few do it like BMW. The brand thrived as it was one of the first to bring to market a luxury SUV in the X5, and since then, has created vehicles like the Sport Activity Vehicle (the X3), and the Sport Activity Coupe (the X6). The latter was really Pandora’s Box for this new explosion in vehicle variation, and for 2015, the X6 is being redesigned.
If you have been following BMW, you’ll note that this new X6 has many of the styling cues of the redesigned BMW X5. As much as we’re not in love with the X6, we would say that the first generation had a certain personality to it. Unfortunately, that personality has been erased with the general business of the new X6’s lines. Hey, its all in the eye of the beholder.
There are two trims available for the X6- the xLine and M Sport. The latter still manages to retain some spunk, but the xLine seems too much like a pair of drivable Dockers. The X6 has a separate trim layout for drivetrains because BMW hates you. The sDrive35i and xDrive35i are powered by a turbocharged inline-6 making 300 horsepower, while the xDrive50i features 445-horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. The sDrive model is RWD while the xDrive features AWD.
Say what you will about what the X6 has done to the non-really-SUV market, but it has made gobs of money for BMW. Since 2008, the brand has sold more than 250,000 examples. We imagine this new X6 will continue sell well. Pricing has not been announced, but will as we get closer to its arrival in dealerships this fall.