BMW has just announced that there are some new accessories for their “segment busting” X6 Sport Activity Coupe”¦in which they really mean the most pointless car ever made. Pointless because it has a useless boot, weighs more than the universe, and isn”t as practical as it suggests. Nonetheless, these new accessories include a Power Kit, aerodynamic components, unique light-alloy wheels, and a new racing style flat-bottom sport steering wheel”¦mmm tasty.
But let”s start with their “Power Kit” and high performance exhaust system. For 2008-2010 X6 xDrive35i and the xDrive50i models””what”s wrong with X6 3.5iX or 5.0iX”¦I had to literally go back more than four times to retype the other names””the power kit features a reflashed ECU, which was done in-house, and the ending results are 320 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, up from 300 and 300 respectively for the 6-cylinder and 440 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, up from 400 and 450 for the 8. BMW said that engine response and output were increased without affecting emissions and fuel consumptions. Projected performance changes are 0-60 times lower by .2 seconds for each car, so 6.3 for the 6-cylinder and 5.0 for the 8. A new high-performance exhaust system for both engines is currently in the works and will be released with details later.
A body kit is also now available as an option after BMW took the X6 back to the wind tunnel. The Performance Aero Kit, which is for only standard X6s and not the X6 M or ActiveHybrid, includes redesigned front and rear fascias, and side skirts. Now they are meant to reduce aerodynamic drag and lift at high speeds whilst improving stability and adding to the X6s aesthetic flare”¦which is honestly like trying to beautify a pile of manure. Rear spoiler options are available as well to complete the package.
Wheels involve options for a set of 21-inch lightweight alloys for all models with massive 285/35/R21 tires up front and a wider set of 325/30/R21s at the back.
Lastly, the racing style flat-bottomed multifunction steering wheel is available as an option for all X6s except for the X6 M and ones with the Lane Departure Warning. Featuring a thicker rim and fully lined in what”s more or less a buff mat, or what they call Alcantara, BMW says that since it”s “the driver”s primary interface with the X6, the BMW Performance Steering Wheel has been designed to place maximum emphasis on the importance of the man-machine connection.”
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– By: Chris Chin