When the 2013 BMW X6 was launched, the company described the car as a Sports Activity Coupe, a vehicle that was designed to include the dynamic properties of a sports car in a top-end coupe.
The car certainly has the sleek, swept back look of a sports vehicle and at the same time appears solid and reliable.
Buyers of this car have a choice of four powerful engines, two diesel and two gas. The diesel options are an X6 xDrive40d that produces 305 horsepower and an X6 xDrive30d that is slightly less powerful at 245 horsepower.
While these two engines provide powerful performance they also have impressively low emissions levels. The X6 xDrive30d can be fitted with the optional AdBlue system that reduces emissions even further.
In fact, with AdBlue in place the emissions from the car are already below the European standard that will be required from 2014.
The gas engine options are the 4395 cc BMW X6 xDrive50i and the 3.5-liter BMW X6 xDrive35i. These engines can deliver 407 horsepower and 306 horsepower respectively. These V8, in-line 6-cylinder engines include BMW's TwinPower Turbo Technology and squeeze every last drop of available energy from the fuel.
Inside, the car is just as stylish as its exterior and the availability of a range of optional equipment can turn the car into a real luxury vehicle. The choice of smooth or perforated leather seat covers in a variety of different colors can be supplemented with an additional Dynamic package that replaces the sport front seats with comfort seats.
The comfort seats feature a variety of adjustments, including seat depth, and a memory function for up to two drivers.
The 2013 BMW X6 can be equipped with a Head Up Display (HUD), an idea borrowed from military aircraft design. With HUD essential information, for example, sat-nav guides, is displayed as an semi-opaque graphic on the windscreen. The driver can control the position and intensity of the image.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe/SUV||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 22.5 gallons (85 liters)||Miles Per Gallon: 16 city / 23 hwy|
|Length: 192.1 in. (487.9 cm)||Wheel Base: 115.5 in. (293.3 cm)|
|Height: 66.5 in. (168.9 cm)||Width: 78.1 in. (198.3 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4784 lbs (2170 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 25.6 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5 people|
|Engine: Twin Turbo Inline 6||Displacement: 3.0 Liter|
|Horsepower: 300 HP||Max RPM: 5800 RPM|
|Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 1300-5000 rpm||Transmission: 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds||Maximum Speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)|