Now that almost every car maker is going to launch a sport coupe crossover, it’s time for BMW, who started this niche, to revamp the X6, come up with a new model, and set new standards. The next-gen BMW X6 is going to be lighter, more efficient, and crucially, sportier and more aggressive.
So BMW is not going to do anything about the cramped interior or poor rear visibility, but that’s OK, because people buy the X6 for the way it looks. And by making it sportier and cooler, they are going to keep the customers happy. BMW says the new X6 will boast an individual look.
The next X6 will share its underpinnings with the third-gen X5 which is currently under development, with axles coming directly from the 5-Series. The suspension will be bespoke though, with steel springs on the base models and air suspension on the posh versions. A new composite steel structure will result in lighter curb weight despite larger proportions.
An interesting feature in the new X6 is the ‘FlexRay’ electronic system, which is like an upgradable CPU. It allows a whole range of new features to be added and gives the system incredible multimedia capabilities.
The engine lineup is expected to comprise a 3.0 liter petrol, a 3.0 liter diesel, and a 4.4 liter V8, all turbocharged. An ActiveHybrid version with the a 3.0 liter petrol V6 and an electric motor will also be available.