BMW X6 is a far cry from a typical crossover SUV poise as it be holds a coupe-like demeanor. The design of this vehicle speaks for itself and the class which it emits goes uncontested with any other design existing in its respective realm. And there’s absolutely no seconds thought involved when it comes to performance as its powertrain churns meaty power. Now, as part of annual life cycle refreshment, this model is entering a new life cycle as 2018 BMW X6.
The virtuosity of BMW X6 is just unparalleled against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLE Class and Lincoln Navigator. This prospect of BMW X6 entering a new generation is utmost exciting as heavy improvements on powertrain and chassis are on the cards, to sum up – the good only gets better!
Engine and Performance
Like its predecessor, BMW X6 2018 is using the two most powerful powertrains in the entire X line-up: the 35i and 50i.
35i – this 3.0 L 6 cylinder engine incorporates TwinPower Turbo technology along with features like Double VANOS, high precision direct fuel injection and valvetronic variable intake to make the most out of performance. This time, the engine outputs are expected to increase at 320 lb-ft torque and 317 HP. The improvements in engine also suggests EPA ratings to improve at 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway/22 mpg combined.
50i – this 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 is a unique engine in the bunch as it incorporates a “reverse flow” technology.This time, the engine is supposed to incorporate BMW’s throttle-less intake system to produce outputs of more than 446 hp and 482 lb-ft torque.
As much as performance and luxury are concerned, 2018 BMW X6 will prioritize vehicle safety as well. Some of the safety features of 2018 X6 exclusive to BWM will include Dsc-X Electronic Stability Control, and BMW Assist eCall Emergency SOS. There are also Airbag Occupancy Sensor, Low Tire Pressure Warning, Driveline Traction Control and Side Impact Beams.
Styling Exterior and Interior
The signature styling of BMW X6 mostly has to do with a coupe-like roofline that’s unique to any other crossover SUV. Just like its predecessor, this 2018 BMW X6 will integrate air breathers in the front fenders for supplemental engine cooling. The hood will get aggressive moldings.
Similarly, the signature kidney-shaped grille will wear matte, chrome accents for a premium styling. The iconic headlights will be retained too. Jewel-style LED daytime running lights will run on top of the HID projectors. Down below, the fog light intersection will be beefed up with chrome housers. BMW is supposed to retain the compact and rugged skid plate in the front bumper for characterizing a sporty profile.
Inside, BMW X6 2018 will sport an array of luxury appointments. BWM will use acoustic glass on the windshield and door windows for superior noise insulation.The driver’s instrument panel will integrate red LED lighting for a better readability.
2018 BMW X6 – Pricing and Availability
The new-gen 2018 BMW X6 is supposed to come with a starting price of $61,000 and hit the dealerships during the last quarters of 2017.