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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 07-26-2013, 01:34 AM
Masterguns Masterguns is offline
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2013 x6 needs backup camera retrofit

aloha from Hawaii,
I just bought a used X6 and it only had four thousand miles on it! Great deal but the drawback was there is no navigation or backup camera.

I can live without a navigation but a backup camera is important, since I have returned from Afghanistan and had my surgeries to my Neck, back and spine I find it difficult to look behind me or turn my neck in a quick manner.

my question to all the subject matter experts here is....what options do i have for a reverse camera? I want to primarily get it on my display but if I have to put it on a clip on rear view mirror attachment or make a custom dash mount display down by the ashtray and lighter. anyone out there have a company that i can get a module to adapt my current display. i have the standard display not the big navigation option. this X6 is the base model, it does have parking distance control in which the outline of the vehicle is displayed and the parking sensors make a tone as i approach close to objects.

any help would be greatly appreciated, i would even consider a retrofit for the Navigation option if it is feasible.

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Old 07-27-2013, 12:02 AM
dingular dingular is offline
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Mein Auto: 2013 x6 50i
You could look into a rear view mirror replacement with an inset screen. Like this:


Most good pro installers can give you advice on options.
2013 X6 xDrive 50i
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