BMW is giving the X6 Sports Activity Coupe a much needed facelift. While it isn’t much of a huge redesign there have been selective and subtle changes made to give the BMW X6 a more enhanced look and appeal. We’re a bit relieved that the X6 didn’t get totally redesign since it’s already such an expressive looking vehicle – so… if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Since its market launch, BMW has sold more than 150,000 units of the X6 (in three years). While that may seem low, it far surpassed the original figure the executives at BMW had planned.
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So where are the main design changes? Look closely and you’ll see minor modifications to the front headlamps, fog lamps, a slightly redesigned grille bars, optional LEd headlamps with 3D shaped luminous rings (standard on X6 M). There are also new rear lights with LED technology. Additionally the X6 in Germany now gets a M Sport Edition (which the U.S. still misses out on). The BMW X6 M Sport Package adds 20-inch M light alloy wheels, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, black surrounds for the fog lights and M door sill cover strips, sports seats with electrical adjustment and memory function, M-specific Alcantara/Nappa leather combination in black with M-style welt and contrast stitching, M leather steering wheel with shift paddles, M driver footrest, stainless steel pedals, interior strips in Aluminium Flywheel black and the BMW Individual roof liner in anthracite.
The engine lineup remains basically the same. The V8 2013 BMW X6 xDrive 50i continues to produce 407-hp, the X6 xDrive35i 6-cylinder makes 306-hp, the BMW X6 xDrive40d and BMW X6 xDrive30d pump out 306-hp and 245-hp respectively.
A BMW X6 Hybrid is no longer an option.
– By: Omar Rana