2012 BMW X6

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2012 BMW X6
2012 BMW X6
To hear BMW tell it, the X6 combines the presence of an X5 with the sporty elegance of a coupe. The X6 does indeed have the presence of the X5, on which it is based. It is similarly sized, offers the same up-high seating position, and comes with four-wheel drive. As for sporty elegance, we'll leave that to you to decide. Undeniably, the X6 is heavily restyled compared to its more conventionally shaped sibling, with a lower roofline and a more sloped hatchback. Those changes make for reduced interior volume. The X6 was designed as a four-seater, although now it can be had with a fifth set of seatbelts. The squashed roofline and the high beltline make the X6 hard to see out of; the backup camera and available blind-spot assist are essentials. The X6 handles less like a tall, heavy SUV and more like a sport sedan; its sophisticated all-wheel-drive system can send power not only from front to rear but also from side to side to aid cornering. The downside is a fairly stiff ride. The base 300-hp, 3.0-liter six is turbocharged. The 4.4-liter V-8, also turbocharged, adds 100 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Then there's the X6 M, with a seven-speed automatic and an over-the-top 555 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque from its turbo V-8. The other X6 engines get a smooth eight-speed automatic. The rather puzzling and pricey ActiveHybrid model, which got virtually the same gas mileage as the six-cylinder but cost many thousands more, is now out of production.
2012 BMW M5 Front Three Quarter Blue
BMW’s 560-hp M triplets – M5, M6, and M6 Convertible – now have price tags to accompany their startling performance. Besides the M models, the refreshed X6 M and four-door 6 Series Gran Coupe have been priced and, not surprisingly, BMW’s most powerful and luxurious cars carry hugely expensive MSRPs.
2013 BMW M5 Front Three Quarter1
It looks like the iconic BMW M sub-brand will soon get a number of diesel-powered variants: at least, that’s according to a BMW press release that quietly admitted as much.
2013 BMW X6 XDrive550dM Front
The rumor mill has been hard at work on what’s coming next out of BMW’s high-performance M division. What has been most recently hypothesized has been a diesel-powered M vehicle, and BMW has only helped to fuel the fire with a set of teaser videos showing a blurred-out X6. Earlier this month, BMW released a minute-long video showing an X6 driving along serpentine roads and tracks with its front and rear fascias, mirrors, exhausts, and badge blurred out. Most notable was the fact that the badge was long – possibly denoting the rumored tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder diesel powerplant slated for M models. There are reportedly plans for the Munich-based automaker to make a diesel-powered performance variant of the 5 Series that could end up wearing the M550dX badge, so it wouldn’t be a far stretch for the same powerplant to make its way into the X6. The proposed oil-burner could potentially offer 318 hp and a massive 516 lb-ft of torque. While it would be less than the 555 hp and 500 lb-ft currently offered in the X6 M, a diesel would yield much better fuel economy and a longer cruising range. The second video, titled “Step 2,” includes sound bites from BMW M head of global sales and marketing Brian Watts and M director of sales Thomas Schemera declaring that the new X6 variant “looks like a sports machine, sounds like a sports machine” and “turns any road into a racetrack.” Most importantly, Watts says that it is “deserves the M badge.” We also get a quick tease of the X6’s exhaust note. It sounds deep and throaty, and we can definitely hear some form of forced induction. Check out the video below to hear for yourself and let us know what you think may be under the hood of this revised X6. Source: YouTube Click here for video
BMW X6 Teaser Video 2
We’re plenty familiar with the BMW X6 and its go-fast counterpart, the X6 M, but now the company is teasing a new version of the four-seat SUV. Although the car’s badges and lights are obscured, the video does say that BMW’s M GmbH has a hand in tweaking this new model.
2013 BMW X6 Facelift Spy Shot
Since it was launched in 2008, the BMW X6 is nearing its mid-cycle refresh. Our friends at Motor Trend snapped a pre-production prototype of the 2013 facelift for the X6 out testing, and it looks like not too much new is in store for BMW’s sport activity coupe.

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xDrive35i AWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I6
16 MPG City | 23 MPG Hwy
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2012 BMW X6 Specifications

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3.0L I6Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
300 hp @ 5800rpm
300 ft lb of torque @ 1300rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Rollover
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
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