BMW X6

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The BMW X6 is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV released for sale in the second quarter of 2008 by German automaker BMW. The X6 combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, all wheel drive and all-weather ability, large wheels and tires) with the stance of a coupé (bold styling, dramatic sloping roof).

It is built in BMW’s North American plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina alongside the BMW X5 whose platform it shares. It is dubbed a “Sports Activity Coupé” by BMW, and while slightly longer and wider than the X5, it is significantly lower and seats only four people.[1] The concept model debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. The production X6 officially debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and Montreal International Auto Show, respectively. A hybrid version, the BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid, which will be the first such vehicle from BMW, was also announced.[1][2]

Initially, the BMW X6 was available in North America (Now released in the UK) in two variants. Both use twin-turbocharged engines. The top-of-the-line model is the xDrive50i which uses an all-new 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It produces 408 metric horsepower (300 kW) between 5,500 and 6,400 rpm, and 600 N·m (443 ft·lbf) of torque over a wide range of between 1,800 and 4,500 rpm. It is the first production turbocharged V8 engine in the world to feature its turbochargers between the V section in the middle of the two banks of cylinders.[3]

The other model is the X6 xDrive35i powered by the N54 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six gasoline engine, producing 306 metric horsepower (225 kW) between 5,800 and 6,250 rpm, and a peak torque of 400 N·m (295 ft·lbf) between 1,400 and 5,000 rpm. This engine also sees duty in the 1, 3 and 5 Series BMW cars.[3]