In case you wondered what was going on with BMW these days, you’ll now find out. They’ve revealed the 2013 edition of the BMW X6 and they’ve also presented a new M Performance package for the already popular crossover. The vehicle has undergone a facelift, along with new additions.
The fascia of the X6 got restyled, while BMW have made available as option a set of headlamps. Some more new features are the new grille, LED taillights, various aluminum accents, as well as a matt finish of the ornament around the fog lights and a variety of 19- and 20-inch rims. In matters of paint, the new X6 is available in 2 non-metallic tones and 8 metallic ones.
As for the interior, BMW are offering a Nevada leather trim as standard feature, but customers can also choose Nappa leather. There’s also a 3-seat rear bench, while the seats have a sporty nature and feature memory function and electrical adjustments. If you’re more than just a BMW fan, then you’d probably prefer the M optional extras – M leather steering wheel with shift-paddles, stainless steel pedals, M driver footrest plus M-Alcantara or Nappa leather interior.
This M Performance package has something for the engine as well. The X6 xDrive35i has an increased power level from 300 HP to 315 HP, the torque being increased as well, from 300 lb-ft to330 lb-ft. The xDrive50i packs even more punch, with increased power output from 400 Hp to 440 HP and higher torque, from 450 lb-ft to 480 lb-ft.
The M package for the X6 facelift also features new black chromed exhaust tips, M foot rest, shadowline exterior trim, anthracite headliner, optional Carbon Black metallic exterior finish, special door sills and stainless steel pedals.
The regular X6 will come in 4 different motorizations, 2 diesel and 2 petrol-engines. As you’ve probably figured, the petrol ones are the xDrive35i and xDrive50i, the diesels being named xDrive40d and xDrive30d. The xDrive40d is powered by a 3.0-liter power plant that produces 306 HP at 4,400 RPM and 600 Nm of torque during 1,500 and 2,500 RPM, with an average fuel consumption of 7.5l/100km.
The BMW X6 xDrive30d also has a 3.0-liter engine, but with a lower power output of 245 HP at 4,000 RPM and 540 Nm of torque between 1,750 and 3,000 RPM. The petrol versions care the xDrive50i that develops 407 HP and the xDrive35i with an output level of 306 HP.
This new range’s prices haven’t yet been made public, although we’re sure they will attract a lot of BMW fans.