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, which still insists on using the term Sports Activity Coupe to describe its least practical 'ute, has updated its X6
for the 2013 model year. And with good reason - BMW says it has sold over 20,000 X6 crossovers in the States since its launch three years ago and over 150,000 worldwide, making it an important model for the German automaker.
First and foremost, the 2013 X6 offers available power from both the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six and 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 through its M Performance Package (which is not the same thing as the X6M
that carries on for 2013 with its 555-horsepower V8 and six-speed automatic transmission).
By ticking he appropriate box on the order sheet, the X6 xDrive35i is blessed with 315 horsepower (a gain of 15 over stock) and 330 pound-feet of torque (a 30-lb-ft gain). The larger V8-powered model sports up to 440 hp and 480 lb-ft, gains of 40 horses and 30 torques. Models not ordered with the M Performance Package retain the less powerful engines offered in 2012, and all engines are mated to eight-speed automatic gearboxes.
Exterior updates include a slew of subtle revisions to the front fascia that bring the X6 more in line with the latest 3
and 5 Series
models, with grilles that are a bit bolder than the outgoing machine. Also new are available adaptive LED headlights in place of the standard Xenon bulbs. LEDs are new additions to the rear lighting system as well, housed in larger enclosures.
A rash of interior treatment options are new for 2013, as are a few new exterior colors that includes a tasty root beer metallic brown. Expect to see the 2013 X6 in dealerships in the spring. For all the details, we suggest checking out the official press release after the break
, but not before ingesting our high-res image gallery above.Continue reading BMW updates 2013 X6, introduces M Performance Package
BMW updates 2013 X6, introduces M Performance Package
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