The first generations of this mid-sized luxury SUV were released in April 2008 and later evolved into a coupe version. With recent popularity, BMW increased its seating capacity and brought out a series on crossovers in the X6 series. The recent model that BMW is set to roll out is its new 2017 BMW X6 M.
2017 BMW X6 M – Exterior Design and Interior Look
Massive 21-inch wheels have been fitted to the new 2017 BMW X6 M. The front wheel is 10 inches wide while the rear one stands at 11.5 inches width. This enhances surface grip and maintains vehicle stability.
The rear bumper is likely to be enhanced this time. The roofline increases steeply in the driver’s area and smoothens towards the rear. Extra body lines may be added to impart a muscular look. Headlights are definitely sharper than X5 and extend all the way from the front grilles to above the tires.
The overall length is around 193.3 inches and height is around 65.6 inches. This makes the 2017 BMW X6 M longer and sleeker than the X5. Also, X6 is around 78.3 inches wide and has a ground clearance of 8.1 inches. The overall dimension reduces X6’s interior cabin space which stands at 26.6 cubic feet with rear seats intact and 59.7 cubic feet with seats down.
Wheelbase is around 115.5 inches. This will make BMW X6 M’s interiors roomy. Headspace and legroom have received enhancements. Bucket seat with 8-way powered adjustable features has been provided. Steering wheel will be leather draped and may come with heating options.
Audio system will consist of 16 speaker installation along with Harman/Kardon surround sound technology. Graphic equalizer will be available on the LCD screen. The display will also be synced to real-time traffic system and will sport an advanced voice-activated navigation control. Also, the instrument panel behind the steering may have voice activated steering control along with weather band display.
As per its safety, BMW is likely to install an advanced adaptive cruise control with forward collision mitigation technology. This makes use of sonar to detect a forward obstacle and take actions accordingly. Also, expect the following in 2017 BMW X6 M:
- Electronic braking system with roll stability control.
- Blind spot monitoring system.
- Rear view cameras with parking assist.
- Dual stage airbags.
- Tire pressure monitoring system.
- BMW Assist with SOS eCall features.
2017 BMW X6 M – Modifications in the Engine
This sleeker SUV houses the same engine as the X5. This means the 2017 BMW X6 M will house a 4.4-liter V8 engine under its hood. It will have BMW’s xDrive technology and will feature an all-wheel-drive system. An eight-speed automatic transmission system will be combined with this powertrain.
Expect a power delivery capacity of 567 hp and torque delivery to be rated at 553 lb-ft. This will make the SUV accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5.7 seconds and will reach a maximum speed of 160 mph after this. EPA rating is likely to remain same as the X5. This will see it have an EPA of 14 mpg in city and 19 mpg on highways.
2017 BMW X6 M – Release Date and How Much will Cost?
In conclusion, it is expected to come with a price tag of $103,000 and is likely to take on Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Mercedes-AMG GLE43. Check out what all changes has BMW made this time around in its BMW X6 M 2017.