Billed as the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe, many critics predicted the model’s early demise when it first appeared in 2008. Some critiqued its distinctive silhouette as odd. Others characterized it as “jack of all trades, master of none” because of its claims to all and more. But now, some three years after its initial launch, BMW reports a sale of 150,000 X6, a number far exceeded the company’s original forecast. Thus, it leads us to this, the new 2013 BMW X6.
Aside from the minor cosmetic alterations, the new BMW X6 will include the new adaptive LED headlights, with the rear lights receiving similar switch as well. One other change is its powertrain, now with two options of a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six or a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. An slight improvement over the previous model, the X6 xDrive35i’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six gets an increase of around 15-horsepower at 315 and 330 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the V8 is able to generate 440-horsepower, an increase of 40, with 480 pound-feet of torque. Of course, both are not counting the X6 M, which revs out more than 500-horsepower through its modified V8.
While certainly not the prettiest cross-over design out there, the BMW engineered the X6 for one goal and one goal only – to get the job done no matter what the task might be. The 2013 BMW X6 will arrive at BMW showrooms around the world in the coming months.