By on October 2, 2014

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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.

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25 Comments on “Paris 2014: 2015 BMW X6 Revealed...”


  • avatar
    pb35

    That looks wretched but I do love the color.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    “Now capable of during burnouts”

    Hey hurrney how you during? LOL

    The color is brilliant though. But with RWD this doesn’t deserve an X moniker. So it’s technically the 535iT GranCoupe Utility.

  • avatar
    Fred

    Might be a nice looking and definetly a better handling car if it was lowered about 5″

  • avatar
    RHD

    Very nice… but it gives horrible nightmares to the smaller fish five miles down under the ocean.

  • avatar
    Zykotec

    hm, Green paint; check, Fastback body; check, Inline 6; check, Bulging fenders; check, Rwd; check, kids can stand upright in the rear; check
    Obvious conclusion; this is probably my grandpas ’46 Plymouth, which he bought used in the late 50’s.

    • 0 avatar
      Lie2me

      I was thinkin’ ’48 Cadillac fastback

      Behold…

      http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/1940-1949-cadillac-6.jpg

      • 0 avatar
        Zykotec

        I understand what you mean, but the Cadillac was a sleek beaty, while the Plymouths and Dodges were more ‘stodgy’ and upright like the BMW
        http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/1947_Plymouth_Deluxe_Rear_1.jpg

        • 0 avatar
          Lie2me

          The more things change the more they stay the same, I guess or is it what’s old is new again?

        • 0 avatar
          Lorenzo

          Well, Chrysler was then run by a guy who insisted on being able to wear his fedora while driving. It wasn’t until the longer, lower, wider cars of the ’57 “Suddenly it’s 1960” era showed up, after the old coot retired.

          • 0 avatar
            petezeiss

            Didn’t Peter Gunn wear a porkpie hat in his ’58 De Soto?

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            Peter Gunn wore a porkpie hat?

            No hat and it was a Plymouth Fury

            http://www.imcdb.org/i304258.jpg

          • 0 avatar
            petezeiss

            Link war:

            http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_304250-De-Soto-Fireflite-Sportsman-1958.html

            Edit: that’s a perp’s car. But:

            “Gunn drives a 1958 two-tone DeSoto two door hardtop in the first few episodes of the first season, then a 1959 Plymouth Fury convertible with a white top and a car phone. In the third season Pete drives a 1961 white Plymouth Fury convertible with a car phone.” Wiki.

            Guess we’re both right. I remember the car phone…sci fi for the time.

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            So, where’s the porkpie hat?

          • 0 avatar
            petezeiss

            I can find absolutely no proof which makes me all the more adamant that he occasionally wore a Rat Pack style hat (early adopter) and he wore it in his De Soto.

            This is long term memory I’m depending on, the only kind I’ve got.

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            Per The Fedora Lounge:

            “Viewing the Peter Gunn tv series by A&E channel, there are a lot of charaters sporting various styles of fedoras. Interestingly, the main character never sports a hat. Hershel Bernardi sports a hat throughout the series as Lt. Jacobi. As one of the last detective television series of the 1950s, Peter Gunn ranks as one of the last detective shows that featured the use of hats. Later series like 77 Sunset Strip and Hawaiian Eye, did not feature the use of hats only a year after the Peter Gunn series.”

            http://www.thefedoralounge.com/archive/index.php/t-38818.html

          • 0 avatar
            petezeiss

            I bow to your internet research awesomeness but reserve the right to suspect that site’s pontification.

            I mean, it’s battling my sacred memory that tells me, among other things, that 1st gen Star Trek was broadcast in B&W (later colorized) and Liz Taylor in 1965 was the sexiest woman on planet Earth. I’d sooner question Church dogma.

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            The guy had great hair, guys with great hair never wore hats (ie Dean Martin) especially porkpie hats which generally were reserved for weaselly bad guys and Red Buttons

          • 0 avatar
            petezeiss

            And now hipsters in smartphone ads.

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            Like I said above, “The more things change the more…”

  • avatar
    cirats

    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.

  • avatar
    Beerboy12

    I like this obnoxious beast, especially the color!


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