The second generation BMW X6 is just around the corner. The rendering below gives us a closer look at what the new X6 might look like.
The F16 X6 will make its debut this summer and is sharing a platform with the new F15 BMW X5. The design is built atop the BMW X5 and the upcoming X4, including the new headlights which connect to the kidney grille, larger kidney grilles and a “shark nose.” The 2015 BMW X6 comes with air breathers on the sides, a trademark now on all new BMW models.
The coupe-like roofline flows nicely into the aggressive and elegant trunk, giving the Sports Activity Coupe a sleeker look when compared to the current generation X6. The F16 X6 has also grown in size, rising from 4877mm to around 4910mm. Interior space is increased as well, offering more headroom for passengers as well. BMW will offer the X6 with a choice between bucket seats and a bench in the rear.
Power is likely to come from a new range of twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel and tri-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engines, as well as a selection of upgraded 4.4-litre V8 petrol. A hybrid version, combining the 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor, is also in development.
We will also see a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 once again featured in a new X6 M.
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.
Buyers of course will still be able to opt for xDrive all-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic is matted to the engines.
[Source: Automobile Magazine]