Spy Photos: BMW X6 M Facelift

Spy Photos | November 21st, 2011 by 9
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This year, the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe is due for a facelift and will be closely followed by the first all-wheel drive M vehicle, …

This year, the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe is due for a facelift and will be closely followed by the first all-wheel drive M vehicle, the X6 M. The controversial X6 M was spotted in a slightly disguised form by spy photographer Palbay at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Judging by the spy photos, the facelifted X6 M will sport a more aggressive front fascia, redesigned the X6 headlights, as well as LED-powered white corona rings for daytime running lights. At the rear, the taillights will receive the now usual LED treatment.

The kidneys get redesigned as well and now resemble the ones introduced on the new 6 Series. The grille gets a 3D aspect since the bars are not as flat as they used to be.

Spy Photos:  BMW X6 M Facelift

Under the hood, most likely the X6 M will keep the current 4.4 liter V8 engine delivering 555 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 to 5,650 rpm. The engine uses the twin-scroll twin turbo technology with High Precision Direct Injection. By positioning the twin-scroll turbochargers together with the catalytic converters in the “V” section between the cylinders. The powerful engine serve as basis for the powerplant found in the new M5.

The BMW X6 M and X5 M will continue to be offered side-by-side in the United States, and we expect a price point similar to the current one.

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  • Viper

    since its a facelift they should upgrade the power as well

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  • Ask

    Why do you label X6 as still controversial?
    It has been a success.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      The design was controversial when it came out. Many people hated it.

  • Jackippo

    Do you have an idea when the face-lift will be applied to the regular X6? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SGORYD2BSGINN2M6ZWP7KIY2A Deemo

    BMW has LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) for non M models every 3 1/2 to 4 years as the car or SAVs are on the market for 7 years. So at the half-way mark of it’s market life, it gets a refresh. They tend not to visually update M models. So the LCI will be on the E71 X6 35i and E71 X6 50i, not on the X6 M.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      I’m pretty sure BMW will update the X6 M as well, especially with the new headlights.

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