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Double-up with BMW X6


BMW has revealed details of the second generation BMWX6 Sports Activity coupe with Design Pure Extravagance equipment and the M Sport package that adds high quality accents to both the interior and the exterior.

The exterior features 19-inch light-alloy wheels, long bonnet, long wheelbase and the x-shaped contour lines of the bumper at the front end of the car. There’s also a noticeable BMW kidney grille, twin circular headlights and front fog lamps, sweeping chrome inserts, automatic tailgate and standard bi-Xenon lights and optional adaptive LED headlights. And an option of two non-metallic and nine metallic colours for the bodywork to choose from and, new to the colour range, is sparkling storm brilliant effect and Flamenco red.

Safety features include front, side and head airbags, three-point inertia reel seatbelts for all seats, belt-force limiters and belt tensioners for the front seats and Isofix anchors.

Interior features include sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and shift paddles and a gearshift lever in sporty design. Sports seats are standard in the new BMW X6 M50d in an anthracite-coloured leather/Alcantara combination and seat heating for the driver and front passenger is included as standard  while heated outer rear seats are available as an option. Also, on the optional list, comfort seats, electric seats adjustment with memory function and active seat ventilation, four-zone climate control, navigation system professional with touch controller, the Bang and Olufsen high-end surround sound system and the new rear entertainment system professional and load compartment has increased from 580 litres to a maximum 1 525 litres, making it 75 litres more than the predecessor model.

In terms of performance, the BMW X6 consists of latest generation V8 developing 330kW for the BMWX6 xDrive50i, a 190kW six-cylinder in-line diesel engine for the BMW X6 xDrive30d and another straight-six diesel with three turbo charges and 280kW in the BMW X6 M50d. A combined fuel consumption of 9.7 to 6.0litres/100km and combined carbon emissions of 225 to 157g/km. All three models are fitted with eight-speed Steptronic sport transmissions.

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