2017 BMW X6 Revives the Sporty Spirit with a Tuned Up Powertrain


The new 2017 BMW X6 is a blend of a capable SUV, a coupe and an ideal family hauler and it just doesn’t stick to a typical stance which makes it quirky and versatile. Having said that, this model is not alone in its class as segments heavy weights like Mercedes AMG GLE, Porsche Cayenne and Land Rover Range Rover Sport are out there to present a tough competition.

2017 BMW X6 Front

Powertrain Options

Like the last generation model, this new 2017 BMW X6 comes with 2 options for powertrain which vary with trims.

The base engine is BMW’s popular 35i; a 3.0-liter mill with Twin Power Turbo technology. With features like a twin-scroll turbocharger, Valvetronic variable intake and Double-VANOS, the engine’s turbo lag is virtually eliminated. Output figures of this engine goes 300 HP at 5,800 RPM and 300 lb-ft of torque at 1,200(redline: 5,000 RPM). This tuned engine does good on fuel economy too as the figures measure at 18 mpg city, 25 mpg on highway and 21 mpg on a combined scale.

Another engine option is the 50i. This 4.4-liter Twin Power Turbo V8 is now updated with Valvetronic which is BMW’s throttle-less intake system. This engine incorporates two twin-scroll turbochargers and a High Precision Direct Injection to deliver 480 lb-ft of torque and 445 HP of power.

Chassis

The Intelligent All-wheel Drive system plays a key role in making the most out of the performance in this BMW X6 2017. This 4WD system works with Dynamic Stability Control to equalize torque in each axle by monitoring the road conditions. This in turn helps in improving traction for a neutral and responsive handling.

2017 BMW X6 Exterior

2017 BMW X6 comes with a refined exterior styling. The front fascia is now pronounced and upscale as the bumper has grown muscular. LED multi-functioning headlights have deep recess towards the front fenders.

New Y spoke lightweight alloy wheels now come with all-season tires. The entire body wears non-metallic paint which characterizes a sophisticated body profile.

Handling and Ride

A rear-wheel drive comes standard in this 2017 year model. This drive system integrates features like Dynamic Traction Control, Brake Standby, Brake Drying, Start-off Assistant and Dynamic Brake Control.

Suspension is another major parameter which deserves credits for performance. The front suspension is double wishbone type, and rear unit is of multi-link integral type.

2017 BMW X6 Side View

Controls and Instrumentation

Besides being an ideal family hauler, BMW X6 2017 brings along a host of modern technologies too. In the interior cabin, there’s an ingenious digital instrument cluster which shows vehicle monitoring and real-time traffic information. The updated infotainment system includes BMW Apps, BMW Online, BMW TeleService and BMW Connected App Compatibility.

Other such features include:

  • Outside temperature display
  • Navigation maps with OTA (over the air) updates,
  • HD Radio with “multicast” FM station
  • Hi-Fi Sound System with 9 high-resolution speakers
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Tuner

2017 BMW X6 Rear View

Trims and Pricing

The new 2017 BMW X6 comes in 3 primary trim levels, and their pricing varies accordingly. Figures start with sDrive 35i at $61,000, increases to $63,000 for 2017 BMW X6 xDrive 35i and tops at $76,000 for 2017 BMW X6 xDrive 50i.

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