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X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014)
The BMW X6 luxury crossover went on sale in April 2008 as a 2009 model year. BMW referes to the X6 as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) as it combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, xDrive and all-weather ability) with the stance, styling and roof line shape of a coupe. The E71 X6 was built off the E70 X5 (2007 - 2013) platform at BMW's Spartanburg, SC plant. Total worldwide sales were just over 235,000, sold mostly to the BRIC countries. US total sales was 34,082 vehicles.

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Old 08-03-2009, 05:35 AM
CBravo CBravo is offline
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Warming up X6

Hi Guys

I am new to this forum, and I have a simple question.
In the manual of my X6, it is clearly stated that one should not let the vehicle warm up while in the idle position. I.e. start and move immediately. Am I to assume that every time I start up the vehicle, I should start moving? This seems to be weird. Usually, we allow the engine to warm up couple of minutes before moving. Doesn't this affect the thermostat and the engine?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 08-03-2009, 10:05 AM
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These engins need starting and driving, not warming up, just get in and go.
It's designed for this purpose.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:11 AM
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Don't bounce it off the rev limiter as soon as you get in it, but warming up an engine is generally a thing of the past.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:03 AM
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My warmup is as long as it takes to buckle up and open garage door with the remote

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Old 08-22-2009, 09:20 AM
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As i dont know much about it but it is always better to follow the manufactur's manual. As they are the one who make it.
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