Rumor: Next BMW X6 to be bigger and more aggressive

Rumors | April 14th, 2013 by 5
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In late 2014, BMW will launch the second generation BMW X6. The Sports Activity Coupe will follow the smaller X4 which comes to market early …

In late 2014, BMW will launch the second generation BMW X6. The Sports Activity Coupe will follow the smaller X4 which comes to market early next year.

The new X6 will use the same platform as the upcoming F15 BMW X5. Design wise, the new X6 will follow the idea of the existing Sports Activity Coupe, a sporty SUV with coupe-like shapes and for the second generation, an even more aggressive design.

“We want to give our sporting models a more individual look, further separating them visually from the more practical models in our line-up,” an insider revealed for Autocar UK.

Rumor: Next BMW X6 to be bigger and more aggressive

The new X6 will also be slightly longer to provide it with added rear legroom.

From a previous source we learned that length wise, the second-generation X6 will grow from 4877mm to about 4910mm which will add some extra interior space, a quirk that many found in the first generation. The is said to also have a longer wheelbase and wider tracks since its based on a shortened version of the new F15 X5 platform.

The composite steel structure of the new X6 is claimed to bring significant weight savings due to the use of a higher percentage of hot-formed high-strength alloys.

Engines will include inline six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, plus V8 petrol units. An X6M will most likely follow a year later.

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