The BMW X6 was seen for the first time in showrooms in 2008. Then, the car combined special attributes of an SUV and a coupe. Today, the car is a pure mid-size luxury crossover that has taken a top position in the world of SUVs. The X6 is in its second generation, and it’s also known as F16 under this generation. The good news to the fans of this crossover is that 2017 BMW X6 is on the production line and can hit the showrooms any time in 2016.
2017 BMW X6 – Body Styles Changes:
The 2017 BMW X6 has been sharing the same design platform with X5. So we expect the new car to borrow some exterior features from the latest model of X5. The outgoing X6 has an adorable body, and thus we expect the automaker to carry over the body language. The sophisticated body line of the SUV will still feature in the new model.
BMW is not planning to drop its iconic kidney grille, so expect it appears in 2017 BMW X6. The grill will be surrounded by stylish LED headlights, making it more eye-catching. Below it, there will be a sturdy bumper that will give the car a slight aggressive appearance. The car will have an intense rear-side appearance due to a pronounced bumper and large tail lights.
The automaker has hinted at a larger luggage bay in the new car. The contemporary SUV will also get brand new materials, so expect a more comfortable steering wheel and seats. In the cockpit, the driver will have access to a sophisticated infotainment system that encompasses a large display screen, a navigation unit, and audio system. The entire dashboard will look more functional with all sorts of digital and mechanical controls. We are anticipating for more tech features like climate control, Bluetooth, Smartphone integration and USB ports.
The automaker will take care of your safety and security in the X6 with the following features: airbags, rearview digital camera, safety alarms, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, parking assist and lane assist.
2017 BMW X6 – Engine Specification:
The BMW is expected to use the existing engines in the new 2017 BMW X6. The engines will, however, be modified to improve performance and fuel economy. The most powerful engine will be a 4.4-liter V8 turbo petrol with a capacity of 445 hp and 553 lb-ft. We are also looking forward to a 3.0-liter I6 turbo petrol rated at 300 hp and 295 lb-ft. There will be a diesel variant of this engine with a capacity of 378 hp and 546 lb-ft.
All the engines are compatible with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Using the V8 engine, the car will take 4.2 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph. As mentioned above, the engines will have improved fuel efficiency. We are looking at EPA figures of around 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
2017 BMW X6 – Price, Release Date and Competition:
It will be a more expensive crossover comparing it with other mid-size SUVs. You might be required to pay $61,000 to own it. There will be three configurations: sDrive35i, xDrive35i, and xDrive50i. The 50i is expected to cost around $90,000. The car will be available for sale in the last months of 2016.