Test Drive: BMW X6 35d

BMW X6 | April 12th, 2008 by 0

The long awaited BMW X6 35d has been reviewed by our friends at Carmagazine UK . The BMW X6 will have its official launch next …

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The long awaited BMW X6 35d has been reviewed by our friends at Carmagazine UK . The BMW X6 will have its official launch next week, starting with the gasolines engines and by the end of the year, an diesel engine will follow. Early this week, our colleagues at Jalopnik have also reviewed the X6 and I invite you to read that article as well.

The BMW X6 35d will be powered by a 3.0 liter diesel engine with 286bhp @ 4400rpm and 427lb ft @ 1750-2250rpm.

We’ve heard of niches, but come on – an SUV coupe? Sounds a bit roast beef with ice cream to us. But from June 2008, that’s what BMW has in store. The X6 is the latest addition to the maker’s SUV portfolio of X3 and X5, which is already the best-selling premium line-up in Europe. The X5 3.0d is, surprisingly BMW’s third best-selling single model outright.

The new X6 isn’t meant to be a mass-seller (no surprises there), but a stylish alternative to the X5 upon which it’s derived. Think of it as an off-road, 4×4 6-Series, they say. But is that too much for the motoring public to get their heads around, we say…

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