BMW India launched the BMW X6 in India. The BMW X6 is a mid-size luxury Sports Activity Coupe. It combines the attributes of an SUV with the stance of a coupe.
The BMW X6 will be available on the Indian roads in two variants – X6 xDrive50i (petrol) and X6 xDrive30d (diesel). These cars are available in the country as Completely Built-up Units (CBU) and can be ordered across all BMW dealerships in India.
It is built in BMW’s North American plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina alongside the BMW X5 whose platform it shares. The concept model debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. The production X6 officially debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and Montreal International Auto Show, respectively. A hybrid version, the BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid, which will be the first such vehicle from BMW, was also announced.
The new BMW X6 has all the agility and elegance of a coupe plus the impressive versatility of an SUV. The BMW X6 draws its strength from two exclusive automotive worlds to create a new one. The first Sports Activity Coupé. Equipped with BMW Dynamic Performance Control, this is a coupé that knows no limits, especially in terms of driving dynamics.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Peter Kronschnabl, President, BMW India said, “We are proud to introduce the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé, the new BMW X6 in India. With xDrive all-wheel drive technology, the BMW X6 premiers in India with the newly developed Twin Turbo engine and is the first vehicle in the world to offer Dynamic Performance Control.
It is our goal to provide the Indian market with an entirely new type of car that continues to provide our customers with the BMW highest standards of all-round quality, safety, and perfection to ensure the highest levels of comfort and luxury.”
The ex-showroom prices of the new BMW X6 in INR are as follows.
BMW X6 xDrive50i: 82,90,000
BMW X6 xDrive30d: 65,90,000
The all-wheel xDrive system provides better traction, higher stability and more safety. If the sensors detect that the car is about to drift the system reacts in milliseconds. By adjusting the amount of power that goes to the front and rear wheels, xDrive effectively nips over or under steering in the bud.
For the first time in a BMW, Dynamic Performance Control gives the BMW X6 unique new cornering qualities. Seamless drive distribution to the left- and right-hand rear wheels improves track stability, allowing the driver to enter bends more precisely and cross-accelerate faster with optimised grip when accelerating out. On slippery or uneven surfaces, Dynamic Performance Control provides the further advantage of an even safer and more stable traction.
And when xDrive and Dynamic Performance Control join forces, the result is a whole new dimension in driving dynamics.
The new V8 power unit with Twin Turbo technology and direct injection in the BMW X6 makes it the most powerful drive unit ever seen in a BMW X Model. The new eight-cylinder is impressive not only through its outstanding thrust and pulling force, but also through its compact dimensions.