The second generation of the BMW X6 replaces the preceding E71 LCI model and features more equipment as standard along with new exterior styling. The BMW X6 xDrive35i M Sport is priced at RM718,800 (on-the-road inclusive of GST but without insurance).
Under the hood, a BMW 3.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged straight-six is found, producing 306hp from 5,800 to 6,400 rpm while maximum torque output is 400Nm from 1,200 to 5,000 rpm. The engine is paired to an eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission and power is sent to all four wheels via BMW’s xDrive permanent all-wheel drive system with full variable torque split between the front and rear axles.
0-100 km/h is dealt with in just 6.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 240 km/h. Meanwhile, fuel consumption is rated at 8.6 litres per 100 km (11.63 km per litre) and CO2 emissions is 200 grams per kilometre.
- Engine: TwinPower Turbo 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged straight-six
- Transmission: Eight-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission
- Power: 306hp @ 5,800-6,400 rpm
- Torque: 400Nm @ 1,200-5,000 rpm
- Fuel Consumption: 8.6 litres/100 km
From the outside, the all-new X6 retains its familiar shape and profile but gains a new front fascia with adaptive LED headlights and LED fog lamps. A more pronounced rear end can also be seen. If anything, it is more of an evolution of design rather than a total makeover.
The M Sport package includes a M Aerodynamics package which gives the X6 a sportier look by fitting a body kit. 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 275/40 series tyres at the front and 315/35 series tyres at the rear are also part of the package. Adaptive M suspension with rear air suspension are also fitted.
Inside, the cabin also sees very little change and is distinctively BMW with Dakota leather upholstery. An M Sport leather steering wheel with paddle shifters and on-wheel buttons are also found as part of the M Sport package.
Four-zone automatic climate control comes as standard including an electrical glass roof and powered seats at the front (driver’s side gets a memory function)
Infotainment and navigation is handled by a 10.25-inch Navigation system Professional multimedia unit with numerous inputs and connects to an iDrive Touch Controller. A Harman Kardon 600W, 16-speaker surround sound system handles audio playback.
Driving aids include a heads-up display for the driver as well as cruise control with brake function, Park Distance Control (PDC) at the front and rear, surround view camera including rear view camera, and High-beam Assistance.
Other convenient features include automatic operation of the tailgate, keyless entry with start/stop button, and automatic lights and wipers.
The BMW X6 is packed with safety features beginning with six airbags (front, side, head) and BMW’s suite of safety systems – Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), anti-lock brakes (ABS), Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). ISOFIX child seat anchors are also located at the rear.
The 2015 BMW X6 xDrive35i M Sport comes with a two-year/unlimited warranty as well as a three-year or 60,000 km (whichever first) BMW Service + Repair Inclusive Package.