As it has become custom,
pictures of the upcoming BMW X6 have hit the internet.
The new X6 is expected to
be officially released today, but the leaks have again beat BMW to it.
And out in the front, we
find BMW's new huge grille but here it is widened using the 8-Series coupe
It seems like this is how
BMW will be distinguishing their coupes going forward. The sedan and normal
body styles will get the more squarish grille design, whereas the coupes will
get a wider grille with that diamond-like shape to it.
Oh, and the grille is
becoming a complex unit, not only is it going to have opening and closing slats
but now it is illuminated.
Replacing it is about to
become more expensive.
We also find the sleeker,
slimmer headlights with blue accents to signify that this bad boy will have BMW
laser light technology.
The leaked X6 is an
M-Competition model, the M50i. It gets a sportier design like the aggressive
bigger intakes on the front lower bumper.
The rear end of the car and
the side profile look more like facelift versions of the outgoing cars. A new
crease there and some new 8-series like rear lights and there's not much new.
Overall the car's
proportions seem to still be good, unlike on the new X4 where it only good at
certain angles. The X6 looks proper bold at any angle we get it now.
There are no images of the
interior but expect it to be the same as the X5 which is brilliant.
A nice mixture of the
physical dials and touchscreens. Not a bombardment of touchscreens and their
fingerprint magnet annoyances we see in other cars.
The engine line-up is also
expected to remain the same as in the X5. In South Africa, that's the option of
either the base X5 xDrive30d with 195kW and 620Nm of torque and the quad-turbo
X5 M50d with 294kW and a whopping 740Nm of torque.
Again, this leaks comes way
ahead of the official announcement so still no word on when to expect the new