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Audi plans BMW X6 competitor

BMW X6 | February 1st, 2011 by 8
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In 2008 when BMW launched the X6 Sports Activity Coupe, the Munich-based automaker went under fire for the continuous expansion of their X-models. The BMW …

In 2008 when BMW launched the X6 Sports Activity Coupe, the Munich-based automaker went under fire for the continuous expansion of their X-models. The BMW X6 SAC created a new demographic, a niche that soon became attractive to other automakers as well.

The X6 was marketed as a Sports Activity Coupe and combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, all wheel drive and all-weather ability, large wheels and tires) with the stance of a coupé (bold styling, dramatic sloping roof). While slightly longer and wider than the X5, the X6 sits significantly lower and seats only four people, a feature that many started to criticize.

Soon the X6 became a hit for the company with most of the units heading to China, Eastern Europe and Middle East. While not a volume seller, the X6 was often hard to find on dealers’ lots. In December 2010, BMW of North America reported 30.8 percent sales increase, exactly 561units. Globally, the company sold 4,018 units in December 2010.

Audi plans BMW X6 competitor

Today, Audi announced they are considering an X6 competitor. Audi’s Head of Design Wolfgang Egger talked to the press about a sport crossover rival to the BMW X6. “It has been a big success in China, where it’s become a second car driven by women. There, it’s a female sports car.”

According to Egger, the forthcoming Audi Q3 will be a step in this direction, but the automaker could still go further to compete with BMW.

Last year, Mercedes-Benz also announced a competitor for the X6. Dubbed GLC, the coupe-crossover is due to launch sometimes in 2014.

[Source: LeftLaneNews ]

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  • http://deleted Tom

    bmw always does it first! ..and better:D

  • BMfan

    X6 is the real deal, the rest are, and will always be copies of it.
    Thumbs up BMW for setting the pace.

  • FREDY

    Audi is just a joke ! why do they need to keep on copying BMW! this Co, and their bosses VW seems to be lost, they will keep on copying every manufacturer , at least we know not to buy copies only get the original!

  • viper

    aughhhh , I know that audi will make a car that looks better , same with mercedes , its about time others start to copy bmw , but that worries me because others are doing rapid expansion of their models , and good ones , they dont focus on crappy small city cars and other werid bmw conepts , why didnt bmw copy r8 or mercedes GL or sls ? they are all great cars like x6?

  • Woo Hoo

    “Audi’s Head of Design Wolfgang Egger talked to the press about a sport crossover rival to the BMW X6. “It has been a big success in China, where it’s become a second car driven by women. There, it’s a female sports car.”

    LMFAO…. Audi taking overt punches at their competition.

    I think their X6 competitior will be a debadged Cajun right?! GTFO

  • FreudeKing

    Why am I not surprised??? Typical copycats, every single thing that BMW does, they wait and see if it works first, then copies BMW.

    I will never support or be associated with a company that lies and cheats and run their business in an unethical manner.

  • Tony Williams

    Yep, no surprise really. Many of the BMW cocks seem to be driving Audis now. Audi did have a great image but its been dragged down to the BMW levels of bad taste and insecurity. What will estate agents buy next?

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