As one of the most captivating crossover SUVs in the world right now, the BMW x6 has taken the world by storm. Even with its large and storage-friendly design, it seems to be one of the sharpest-looking vehicles on the road right now. From luxury to performance, the BMW x6 has it all, giving you the options to have your cake and eat it too.
A Brief History of the BMW x6
After the concept model was shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show, the BMW x6 was released a year later in 2008 and was marketed as a “sports activity coupe.” It was made to combine the characteristics of a high-quality SUV with the appearance of a slim coupe thanks to the sloping roof. Inspiration for the vehicle was drawn from the BMW 5 and 6-Series vehicles, which came before it.
Specs and Tech of the BMW x6 – an SUV in Coupe’s Clothing
The new 2020 BMW x6 model features a further sloping roofline and a ducktail rear end and is equipped with a turbocharged inline-six engine at the base or a turbocharged V-8 engine at the top, providing 335 or 523 horsepower, respectively.
Some of the top features of the new BMW x6 include a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot.
A Generational Timeline of the BMW x6
- First Generation BMW x6 (2008-2014)
The first-generation BMW x6 featured an aerodynamic look with a powerful 4.4L twin-turbo V-8 engine. By the time 2010 rolled around, the model received two uprated diesel engine choices. An ActiveHybrid variant was added with three different driving modes.
- Second Generation BMW x6 (2015-2019)
The second-generation x6 saw the introduction of the Comfort adaptive suspension package, an electronic system that allowed the car to adapt to the road ahead of it. The exterior was upgraded a bit as well, giving the car a more muscular look.
- Third Generation BMW x6 (Present)
By the time the third-generation x6 rolled around, the car had an even more aggressive look with an angular grille and a new M50i performance model. The bumper and taillights were completely upgraded as well.
The BMW x6 in the News
In recent news, a 57-year-old man was stabbed to death at Cal State Fullerton in Southern California by an unknown assailant driving an x6. The 20-something assailant is still on the loose, though he has been captured by security footage.
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Celebrity Endorsements of the BMW x6
Best BMW x6 Groups
While we have yet to find a large club or group that is specific to the BMW x6 model, there is a huge BMW Owners Club list that you can check out on the BMW website.
The BMW x6 – a Breakthrough in Luxury Crossovers
From the sleek aesthetic to the unrivaled performance, the BMW x6 is a special, iconic vehicle with a legacy that will likely continue into the next generation. We can’t wait to see how its sophistication evolves.