The 2014 BMW X6 can go anywhere in all wheel drive mode (AWD), but with its sleek styling and choice of powerful engines it’s worthy of being name it something else than a crossover (CUV – crossover utility vehicle).
Therefore BMW named it a Sport Activity Coupe. It sound good… Isn’t it?
The new X6 comes in three configurations, all 3 with Twin Power turbo engines. Under the hood of the X6 xDrive 35i is a 300-hp, 3.0L in-line 6 attached to an 8 speed automatic transmission. For $66,800 Canadian, it accelerate from 0-1O0 km in 6.7 seconds.
The 2014 BMW X6 xDrive 50i comes with a bigger 400-hp, 4.4L V8 engine, attached to it an 8 speed automatic transmission that allows it to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. The price starts a at $82,200 Canadian.
At the top of the line is, the performance oriented X6 M is powered by a 555-hp version of 4.4L V8, which is coupled to a 6 speed automatic transmission. Heaviest of the three, at 2,415 kg, but it is the quickest with a 0-100 km/h time of just 4.7 seconds. For more stopping power it comes with bigger front and rear break too.
Also it is pricier. The price starts at $102,900 Canadian.
All three of them can run on 4 cylinders to obtain better gas mileages/km.
In our opinion, the model that most Canadians will buy is the xDrive 35i. It does not come with self leveling pneumatic suspension, not even with sport seats and it does not have special M styling cues, however it’s still a very well equipped German vehicle.
Standard equipment, even on the base model for $66,800 includes power tailgate and sunroof, automatic air conditioning, heated steering wheel and rear view camera.
Visit BMW Canada web-site’s X6 page for more info.