Paris 2014: 2015 BMW X6 Revealed

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Now capable of doing burnouts, the second-gen BMW X6 arrived at the 2014 Paris Auto Show with RWD for the first time.

Just like the roomier X5 upon which the new X6 is based, the SUV is available as an sDrive35i model, whose twin-turbo inline-six moves 300 horsepower to the back. The same engine delivers the goods through all four corners as the xDrive35i, with the xDrive50i upping the ante with a 4.4-liter V8 pushing 445 horsepower. All models receive an eight-speed auto standard.

In addition to the rear- and all-wheel drive models, the X6 can be had in xLine or M Sport trim. The former brings more luxurious leather and cosmetic enhancements, the latter adds an aero kit and optional M suspension. Other available features include: Bang & Olufsen sound system, HUD, parallel parking assistant, and a revised chassis that offers nearly 50:50 weight distribution and stiffer torsional rigidity.

The X6 will leave the factory floor in Spartanburg, S.C. for showrooms later this year. Price of admission begins at $60,550.



Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Cirats Cirats on Oct 02, 2014

    Look just like the 1st gen to me. I guess if I saw them next to each other I'd spot some differences, but I'm not seeing anything notably different in these pix except maybe busier headlight assemblies. Seems like the mildest of mild refreshes.

  • Beerboy12 Beerboy12 on Oct 02, 2014

    I like this obnoxious beast, especially the color!

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