Official: 2013 BMW X6 Facelift

Official 2013 BMW X6 Facelift

BMW has revealed the first images and information about the newly updated 2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe which arrives this spring.

The new BMW X6 facelift received some changes in the front fascia. The standard foglights are now set in matt finish surrounds in the upper area of the outer air inlets. The striking three-dimensional modeling of the frame and newly designed bars, angled in the lower section, make the BMW kidney grille stand out, according to the car maker.

As an alternative to the standard Xenon headlights, the new BMW X6 is the first vehicle in its segment to be available with adaptive LED headlights. With its newly designed taillights with LED technology, the rear of the new BMW X6 also features more intense styling. The taillights are now two LED-fed light banks.

The program of external paint finishes for the new BMW X6 consists of two non-metallic and nine metallic colors, including Marrakesh Brown metallic, Orion Silver metallic and Midnight Blue metallic. The standard equipment range of the new BMW X6 also includes a new 19-inch light alloy wheel style for the X6 xDrive50i.

The standard Nevada leather upholstery is now also available in Vermilion Red. Also available is a new Nappa Leather upholstery in Ivory White. The new BMW X6 comes standard as a four-seat model. A three-seat rear bench is available as an option.

The BMW X6 will again be offered in two models in the US, the X6 xDrive50i which features BMW’s 4.4-liter 400hp TwinPower Turbo V8 and the X6 xDrive35i with BMW’s 300hp TwinPower Turbo inline-6. Both are mated to BMW’s 8-speed automatic transmission.

As an additional option, the M Performance Package is available in the US. This attractive equipment package is not just cosmetic. It includes an engine upgrade of +15hp and +30lb-ft of torque on the X6 xDrive35i giving it 315hp and 330lb-ft. The increase is +40hp +30lb-ft of torque on the X6 xDrive50i for total peak output of 440 hp and 480 lb-ft. In addition, the M Performance Package includes 20-inch light alloy wheels, black chrome exhaust tips, stainless steel pedals, M foot rest and door sills, shadowline exterior trim, anthracite headliner, and optional Carbon Black metallic paint.

The 2013 BMW X6 arrives in showrooms in the spring of 2012 and will have its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.

Published: January 26, 2012 12:51 am

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