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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 01-25-2012, 04:30 PM
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2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe

2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe

BMW revealed the first images and information about the newly updated 2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe which arrives in US BMW Centers this spring. The world's first ever Sports Activity Coupe stills offers a unique combination of sporty dynamics, versatility and unmatched character. Select design updates and innovative features further hone the profile of the new BMW X6 as a distinctive model within the premium segment of all-wheel-drive vehicles. Its ongoing popularity is due to both its highly expressive design, which combines the athletic and elegant lines of a coupe with the unique character of a BMW X model, and the outstanding driving experience provided by two powerful engines featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and xDrive, the intelligent all-wheel-drive system. The BMW X6 continues to offer Dynamic Performance Control which gives the Sports Activity Coupe unparalleled agility for a vehicle in this segment.

Since its market launch, more than 150,000 Sports Activity Coupes have been sold globally in the last three years with over 20,000 sold here in the US. This has far exceeded the original expectations. The continuing high level of demand for the BMW X6 on worldwide markets is affirmation of the ground-breaking vehicle concept of the Sports Activity Coupe.

Striking design features front and rear, adaptive LED headlamps a new option
Precisely modified up front give the new BMW X6 an appearance characterized by athleticism and style. The standard fog lights are now set in matt finish surrounds in the upper area of the outer air inlets. Their higher and more lateral position emphasizes the width of the vehicle. The striking three-dimensional modeling of the frame and newly designed bars, angled in the lower section, make the BMW kidney grille stand out conspicuously in the vehicle's front end. The angle of the grille bars is flush with the bottom of the headlamp units, thereby creating an additional horizontal line which likewise highlights the wide track and road-holding prowess of the new BMW X6.

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. Their bright white light ensures optimum visibility, while their high-quality appearance represents a new interpretation of the brand's hallmark twin circular headlamps. The three-dimensionally shaped luminous rings of the adaptive LED headlights are strikingly leveled off both at the top and bottom and are overlaid at the upper edge by an LED-fed accent light. The light sources for low and high beam light are LED units positioned on a horizontal bar at its center, feeding their light into the reflectors in front. With its newly designed taillights with LED technology, the powerfully shaped rear of the new BMW X6 also features more intense styling. The taillights are now two LED-fed light banks which create the brand's hallmark night design as a harmoniously glowing light mass. The fact that they are horizontally aligned and stretch far out to the sides emphasizes both the width of the vehicle and the flowing transition between the rear quarter and the tail-end.

Attractive new paint finishes, light alloy wheel and leather trim further enhance the new look
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 luggage compartment volume of the Sports Activity Coupe is 25.6 cubic feet (570 liters) and can be extended to up to nearly 60 cu.-ft. (1,450 liters) by folding down the rear backrests.

The new BMW X6: dynamic, unparalleled, efficient, innovative
The BMW X6 will again be offered in two models in the US, the X6 xDrive50i which features BMW's 4.4-liter 400 hp TwinPower Turbo V8 and the X6 xDrive35i with BMW's award-winning 300 hp TwinPower Turbo inline-6. Both are mated to BMW's 8-speed automatic transmission for a unique blend of responsiveness and efficiency.

The new M Performance Package
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 +30 lb-ft of torque on the X6 xDrive35i giving it 315 hp and 330 lb-ft. The increase is +40 hp +30 lb-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 X6 M: The Ultimate Sports Activity Coupe
As an additional product offer from BMW M GmbH, the specialists for high-performance sports cars, the BMW X6M with its V8 engine delivering 555 bhp also benefits from detailed refinements in the area of design and equipment. The BMW X6 M is fitted with a 6-speed M Sport automatic transmission, also highlighting its individual status with such features as separately developed suspension technology.

The new BMW X6: Unmatched character – refined
The BMW X6 remains unique in the industry for its blend of style, performance and versatility. The updated 2013 model refines that character ensuring the continued success of the world's first Sports Activity Coupe.

The 2013 BMW X6 arrives in US showrooms in the spring of 2012.
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not impressed,pretty much everything is same with very minor not very succesfull IMO changes.
do not like fog lights at all, no changes in interior, LCI very mediocre
I agree. I did just cancel my order for a 12' and change it to a 13' though.

My primary motivation was that the 2012 car looks exactly like the 2008 car! The LED headlights and taillights will make the car stand out on the road.

But we really need some new wheels here. Those 19s above are nice, but the 3.5 should get a new wheel. Remember when the LCI X5 3.5 got the 20s from the old 4.8 (which we have now). I'd love to see the X6 5.0's current 20s switched to the 35 and a new design introduced for the 5.0.

Also, some change to the interior right? A new steering wheel. Something.

I'm not a fan of the fog light surround, but I'm pretty sure they won't look like that on sport pack cars. And the chrome around the windows is terrible.

Reserve judgment until a proper example is seen.

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I would love to have had the new M Pack, sounds like a winner! I just got my 12 and I am thrilled! I don't have any regrets about not waiting though, maybe just one, the new lights are amazing. I did my 12 some good and installed Lux Angel Eyes, they are awsome!
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"highly expressive design, which combines the athletic and elegant lines of a coupe " It's not a coupe. It's a SUV. Is anybody awake here?
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Love the new look, and concept in general.
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LOL...going to be hard for the aftermarket/retrofit crowd to copy these new LED headlights.
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LOL...going to be hard for the aftermarket/retrofit crowd to copy these new LED headlights.
The LEDs are a $1,900.00 USD option on the 2013 X6.

So, they have to cost upward of $2,500.00 from a dealer to retrofit, if the electronics even allow for it without modification?

In today's car culture, you're only as sexy as your headlights - Seriously!

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The LEDs are a $1,900.00 USD option on the 2013 X6.

So, they have to cost upward of $2,500.00 from a dealer to retrofit, if the electronics even allow for it without modification?

In today's car culture, you're only as sexy as your headlights - Seriously!

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That is a chunk of dough...for an LED upgrade. Not that the X6 is priced for the faint of heart or cost-conscious person but just saying.....
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