BMW has taken the wraps off the second generation X6 which is programmed to go on sale in Europe this December. It adopts an evolutionary design with better aerodynamics and a vast array of standard equipment such as 19-inch alloy wheels, an automatic tailgate and bi-xenon headlights. On the inside it looks a lot like the 2014 X5 boasting an iDrive infotainment system that has a 10.25-inch display on the higher-end versions. Other goodies include a dual-zone climate control system, sport steering wheel and knee pads mounted on the center console. The cargo capacity stands at a rather impressive 1,525 liters with the rear seats folded.
As far as motorization is concerned, the 2015 BMW X6 will be sold with a V8 TwinPower Turbo 4.4-liter motor outputting 450 PS and 650 Nm, enough for a 0-100 km/h run in 4.8 seconds and a 250 km/h top speed. Up next is the more economical 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel offering 258 PS and 560 Nm which enables the X6 to do the sprint in 6.7 seconds before topping out at 230 km/h. There’s also a tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel with 381 PS and 740 Nm, granting a 0-100 km/h run in 5.2 seconds and a 250 km/h maximum speed.
Compared to the model it replaces, the 2015 BMW X6 is up to 40 kg lighter and its lineup will be diversified by xDrive40d, xDrive35i and sDrive35i versions set to be introduced next spring.