This is the new BMW X6 Facelift, and at first glance it’s hard to see what’s been lifted.
Look closer though, and you might notice the fog lights now set in matt finish surrounds in the upper area of the outer air inlets, revised kidney grille, optional adaptive LED headlamps (standard on X6M),and LED rear lights. There’s also a couple of new wheels and colors.
BMW’s justifications is probably why change something that works, and they do have a point there.
As for the interior, standard leather trim Nevada is now also available in the colour Vermilion Red. The exclusive nappa leather option with extended features now includes a choice between the colours Black and Ebony White. The new BMW X6 is offered as standard as a four-seater model.
A three-seater rear bench is optionally available. The luggage compartment volume of the Sports Activity Coupe is 570 litres and can be extended to up to 1,450 litres by folding down the rear backrests.
Engine-wise, the BMW X6 xDrive50i gets a V8 that delivers 300 kW/407 bhp, which is brilliant. But if you don’t need all that power, there’s the xDrive35i an in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with 225 kW/306 bhp.
Are you a fan of diesel? No problem. You can choose between the xDrive40d and xDrive30d with 225 kW/306 bhp and 180 kW/245 bhp respectively. Or, you can go for the full-fat diesel engine, the 380 bhp tri-turbo diesel with the BMW X6 M50d model.
If you are mad though, BMW still offers the X6M version as well, powered by a bi-turbo 4.4 liter V8 developing 555 hp.
BMW intelligent four-wheel-drive and 8-speed sports transmission including shift paddles at the steering wheel are standard on all models, except for the X6Mm which gets a 6-speed M gearbox. Adaptive Drive is standard in the BMW X6 M50d and the BMW X6 M and comes with electronically controlled dampers and roll stabilisation, but they don’t get the Active Steering system.
As for the exciting features, the new X6 gets BMW Head-Up-Display, Lane Departure Warning (not for the BMW X6 M50d and the BMW X6 M), Speed Limit Info, Side View and Rear View camera with Top View, and a top-notch infotainment system to keep you connected and entertained at all times.