Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current)

X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current)
The newest sport activity vehicle from BMW is a crossover-coupe style and is expected to appear sometime in 2008!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-04-2008, 05:30 PM
PalBay's Avatar
PalBay PalBay is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Upstate,SC
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 109
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
Mineral Silver-35i X6

Hey guys spotted this Mineral Silver X6 on a car hauler this weekend.I know some people were interested in seeing the X6 in MS.Wish it had been a sunnier day.Here you go.Thanks! PalBay
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Mineral Silver X6-03 May 2008-Post 002.jpg
Views:	955
Size:	137.3 KB
ID:	145887   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mineral Silver X6-03 May 2008-Post 005.jpg
Views:	607
Size:	172.7 KB
ID:	145888   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mineral Silver X6-03 May 2008-Post 007.jpg
Views:	468
Size:	153.8 KB
ID:	145889   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mineral Silver X6-03 May 2008-Post 010.jpg
Views:	479
Size:	167.9 KB
ID:	145890   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mineral Silver X6-03 May 2008-Post 011.jpg
Views:	325
Size:	127.8 KB
ID:	145891  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Mineral Silver X6-03 May 2008-Post 013.jpg
Views:	512
Size:	135.5 KB
ID:	145892   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mineral Silver X6-03 May 2008-Post 017.jpg
Views:	519
Size:	168.9 KB
ID:	145893   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mineral Silver X6-03 May 2008-Post 018.jpg
Views:	563
Size:	125.1 KB
ID:	145894   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mineral Silver X6-03 May 2008-Copy 019.jpg
Views:	578
Size:	134.3 KB
ID:	145895  
__________________
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 05-19-2008, 06:36 AM
johnbmw6's Avatar
johnbmw6 johnbmw6 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: south east UK
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 770
Mein Auto: 2015 M6 GC CP
yuk don't like like that colour.
__________________
Live for now , tomorrow never comes.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-19-2008, 06:52 AM
Billd104's Avatar
Billd104 Billd104 is offline
bimmerfest Supporting Member
Location: Warm
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,972
Mein Auto: 2007 530xiT
Sorry, I still don't like the X6... dosen't matter what color. I've seen it, drove it and I don't like it.
__________________
2007 530xiT -- Titanium Silver / Black Dakota / Nav / PP / Step / Sirius / HD / CWP / CA /Rear shades / 2 Diono Monterey Booster Seats in Pink :>) / Hüper Optik tint -- Ordered 08/19/06 -- Delivered 10/17/06 -- 59 days order to delivery.

"Money is a strange business. People who haven't got it aim at it strongly. People who have it are full of troubles." -- Ayrton Senna


BMW CCA Member
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-19-2008, 11:54 AM
NetSpySD's Avatar
NetSpySD NetSpySD is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Socal
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,169
Mein Auto: 2008 X6 xDrive3.5
I like it best in Alpine white or the red. One sexy vehicle. It is getting more attention and advertising than the new M3 which looks like a regular 3 series and is lost in the sea of Hondas.
__________________
2008 X6 xDrive 3.5
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-19-2008, 07:12 PM
iamthewalrus iamthewalrus is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 846
Mein Auto: 2006 BMW X3 3.0i (manual)
X6

Personally I like it, but I'm not sure why anyone would buy it over the X5. Exclusivity? Otherwise the X5 drives just as well and is more practical. Hmm...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-19-2008, 10:42 PM
PalBay's Avatar
PalBay PalBay is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Upstate,SC
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 109
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
X6 vs X5

Quote:
Originally Posted by iamthewalrus View Post
Personally I like it, but I'm not sure why anyone would buy it over the X5. Exclusivity? Otherwise the X5 drives just as well and is more practical. Hmm...
The comparison of the X6 to the X5 is not the question.They are very different vehicles aimed at completely different submarkets.I passed on an X5 because I don't need the utility or practicality of an X5.The X5 looks like a truck...the X6 looks like a Sports Car.I wanted in a vehicle...some utility,sporty looks,increased ride height( I occasionally have the need to ride out on real estate sites) and very sporty handling.The X6 has all the items I am looking for in a vehicle.I rarely have more than 3 people in my car at any particular time.The X6 has DPC and the X5 does not.DPC makes a huge difference in the handling of the X6 over the X5.The look of the X6 and it's driving performance will be the two most important items to potential X6 customers.I doubt very seriously the X6 will even ding X5 sales.X6 buyers have for the most part eliminated the X5 from serious consideration and would probably leave the Brand were it not for the X6.Thanks.PalBay
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-22-2008, 09:21 AM
brock landers brock landers is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Montreal, Canada
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 131
Mein Auto: 2005 330ci M-sport
FYI DPC is slated to be offered on X5 next year
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-22-2008, 10:27 AM
PalBay's Avatar
PalBay PalBay is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Upstate,SC
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 109
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
Quote:
Originally Posted by brock landers View Post
FYI DPC is slated to be offered on X5 next year
Just curious....where did you see that info? Thanks! PalBay
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-22-2008, 12:04 PM
brock landers brock landers is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Montreal, Canada
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 131
Mein Auto: 2005 330ci M-sport
Hey PalBay, it looks like i'm going to have to eat my own words...I've just spent the past 10 mins trying to google where I found that info - and i can't! I remember it was on a BMW message board, but don't remember which one. Sorry for the bad info - will let you know if i do get confirmation.

Cheers,

Brock
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-22-2008, 12:51 PM
PalBay's Avatar
PalBay PalBay is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Upstate,SC
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 109
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
Quote:
Originally Posted by brock landers View Post
Hey PalBay, it looks like i'm going to have to eat my own words...I've just spent the past 10 mins trying to google where I found that info - and i can't! I remember it was on a BMW message board, but don't remember which one. Sorry for the bad info - will let you know if i do get confirmation.

Cheers,

Brock
No problem at all.The only reason that I asked, is that some engineers that I know at the BMW Plant told me it would be 3 years or so before any other BMW vehicle would receive DPC.BMW wanted DPC to be the "signature" item on the X6.DPC is also suppose to be the primary feature to "differentiate" the X6 from the X5.Thanks. PalBay
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-22-2008, 01:14 PM
brock landers brock landers is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Montreal, Canada
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 131
Mein Auto: 2005 330ci M-sport
Hey Palbay, well I'm sure your engineer friends would have more of an idea than the random speculators on the internets. Ah well, looks like i won't hold my breath for that diesel X3 with DPC!

BL
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-22-2008, 04:15 PM
cheaptrick cheaptrick is offline
fastnfurious
Location: sandiego
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 91
Mein Auto: 335cic & 330cic
Brock the rear track of the x6 is 2.5 inches wider. My guess is, to help accomdate DPC gears and motors. They would have to change the rear wheel arches etc. Maybe when they do a mid cycle restyle they could add DPC. Cheap
__________________
]
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-23-2008, 12:18 PM
brock landers brock landers is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Montreal, Canada
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 131
Mein Auto: 2005 330ci M-sport
Hey cheap, thanks for the explanation. I guess the X6 will indeed have the exclusive on this technology, at least until a mid-cycle refresh.

Brock
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-06-2008, 07:38 PM
drw1926 drw1926 is offline
Registered User
Location: Mililani, HI (Oahu)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 95
Mein Auto: 2007 335i; 1983 320i
Quote:
Originally Posted by NetSpySD View Post
It is getting more attention and advertising than the new M3 which looks like a regular 3 series and is lost in the sea of Hondas.
Care to elabourate?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms