New BMW X6 continues BMW’s product onslaught for 2019



BMW has unveiled the new X6, adding on to the slew of new models BMW has already introduced this year; expected arrival in Singapore early 2020

MUNICH, GERMANY

BMW continues its product onslaught this year with the launch of the new X6, with the third-generation version of the premium coupe Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) set to compete with a whole myriad of new challengers that have been unveiled in recent times, including the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, and Audi Q8.

The new X6 follows on from a busy year for BMW, which has thus far already introduced the X7 luxury SUV, the updated 7 Series limousine, the all-new 1 Series, and the 8 Series Gran Coupe. The new X6 is set to roll off the company’s US plant in Spartanburg, North Carolina in November this year, and is expected to arrive in Singapore by the first half of 2020.


READ MORE: What else is BMW bringing to Singapore this year? Click through to see our model roundup for 2019



READ MORE: The X6 will have some strong German competition on its hands when it arrives next year, when the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Stuttgart’s latest weapon in the coupe SUV battle, looks set to muscle in on its territory.


The infographics below from BMW detail the major changes to the new X6, but key highlights include:

Sleeker styling with design cues taken from its X4 smaller sibling, including L-shaped LED rear lights, and standard LED headlights with option of BMW Laserlight technology available

Optional new illuminated BMW kidney grille

Increase in length (to 4935mm, up by 26mm), width (2004mm, up by 15mm) and wheelbase (2975mm, up by 42mm), while also lower in height (1696mm, down by 6mm)

BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant as standard

Optional interior extras include Bowers & Wilkins Diamond+ 3D Surround Sound System, Ambient Air package, and thermoelectric cupholders

Four available engines, two petrols and two diesels: X6 M50i with 530hp V8 petrol, X6 M50d with 400hp inline six turbo diesel, X6 xDrive40i with 340hp inline six petrol, and X6 xDrive30d with 265hp inline six diesel. Petrols likely for Singapore, diesels to be confirmed.

Adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilisation and Integral Active Steering for more agile handling behaviour. Two-axle air suspension with active self levelling for greater stability and enhanced ride comfort

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