The 2014 New York Auto Show will host the world premiere of the new 2015 F16 BMW X6. The F16 X6 is sharing a platform with the new F15 BMW X5 and takes its design cues from the X5 and the upcoming X4.
The latest spy photos from China show an F16 prototype with minimal camouflage that reveals some of the final design details. At the front, the new headlights now connect to the kidney grille which is now larger and more imposing than the one in the current generation. The F16 X6 also features a “shark nose” and a pair of air breathers on the sides of the car. The X6 retains the coupe-like roofline which flows nicely into the trunk. The length of the F16 X6 increased from 4877mm to around 4910mm.
The interior design follows also the steps of the X5, with a more premium cabin without sacrificing its sporty look and feel.
Base models will stick with a conventional suspension design with steel springs, while high-end models will get a self-leveling pneumatic suspension with adjustable ride control.
Turbocharged in-line six-cylinder engines, both gasoline and diesel, will power the F16 X6 models. At the high-end, we have the TwinTurbo V8 4.4 liter unit and of course the M-tuned V8 used in the X6M.
The base X6 sDrive35i will produce 300 horsepower and can be ordered with an optional rear-wheel drive. Buyers of course will still be able to opt for xDrive all-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic is matted to the engines, while the X6M gets the DCT.
The new BMW X6 will go on sale this summer.