2012 Bmw X6 receives additional equipment options, new exterior colours

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 16, 2011

This fall, the BMW X6 will be added to the expanded X3 and X5 line-up. The X6 will have an Exclusive Edition model and more equipment options, new exterior colors, and new sets of light alloy wheels. There will be several additions to the list of options, one of which is the Citrine Black Metallic exterior color. This will also be included in the BMW Individual package. In addition, door sill finishers will have the BMW Individual designation.

Furthermore, BMW Individual extended Merino leather trim is also currently offered in Amaro Brown. As mentioned, the BMW X6 will be offered as an Exclusive Edition model for the very first time this autumn.

It will have a Mineral Silver Metallic finish and when it comes to the interior, the highlights include the BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite, the wood trim in dark Bamboo grain, and black floor mats with edging that’s oyster-colored.

For optimum comfort, the front sport seats are upholstered in Nevada leather Oyster with black contrasting seams and will have heating and electric seat adjustment. Customers may also ask for the new 20-inch light alloy wheels with Y spoke styling for the Exclusive Edition.

A quick look at the BMW X6, particularly at its front end, and it is clear that this one-of-a-kind offering from the company displays a commanding presence. Its air intakes for example are not only large but have been placed farther on the outside.

Thus, in addition to helping cool the engines, this placement makes it interact with the side panels and even goes to the inside just above the headlights. Its air scoops meanwhile help put focus on the wheels. As such, it highlights even further the already powerful stance. Going to the headlights, they manage to merge into the side panels through a dynamic sweeping line. The lid of its engine compartment has on its surface those eye-catching lines that narrow towards the kidney grille in the same manner as the borderlines seen on the sides of the engine compartment.

What makes this Sports Activity Coupe distinct is how the front end appears lower as a result of having a majority of its surfaces being finished in the same color as the body. It also gives the X6 that dynamic look while being able to position itself strongly with respect to the road. This design DNA is to be expected from BMW as it is also displayed in how the hood was designed and even how the kidney grille was positioned vertically.

For the xDrive50i, the fins have a titanium finish while the xDrive35i comes in black. For the first time, the X6 will be fitted with the Dynamic Performance Control as standard. This feature makes sure that the drive forces of the two wheels in the rear have variable distribution. What it does is it uses an advanced computer control, and it has that rear differential which integrates two clutch packs with two planetary gearsets.

It therefore allows the system to increase the torque on each of the rear wheels. This means that the Dynamic Performance Control enables the torque to be channeled to either of its rear wheels and this help with the steer. A truly unique feature, this highly advanced technology is effective regardless of whether the vehicle is undergoing acceleration or deceleration. It also improves the steering precision greatly and this enhances the agility, no matter what the speed is.

This system even helps with boosting the whole vehicle’s stability when taking on fast corners as this often means that the driver releases abruptly the gas pedal or is about to implement some abrupt steering maneuvers. The driver is able to experience the new aspect of driving dynamics safely and even enjoyably. Should the X6 run on uneven, or even, slippery, roads, this systems guarantees traction that is more stable as well as safer.

Standard in this model is the company’s very own intelligent all-wheel-drive technology known as the xDrive. The drive power is controlled electronically and allows variable distribution between the front axle and the rear axle. It makes the necessary adjustment to match the current driving condition.

Press Release

BMW X6 present a new range of special options

Munich. Superior handling, commanding traction and characteristic styling are key contributors to the stand-out position the BMW X5 and BMW X6 models enjoy among the premium all-wheel-drive vehicles of their segment. Spring 2011 sees the introduction of specific additions to the range of special options to ratchet up the appeal even further. Among other features, new 20-inch light-alloy wheel rims are available for both models, while the choice of BMW ConnectedDrive technology has been augmented by the innovative BMW Apps feature. Meanwhile, a three-seater rear seat option making its debut in April 2011 adds greater flexibility to the usage of the interior of the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupé, which started out as a four-seater model.

The new rear-seat variant is available for all BMW X6 models with the exception of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6, and can also be ordered for the BMW X6 M. The extra seat replaces the storage unit in the rear centre of the four-seater model. The five-seater Sports Activity Coupé is also optionally available in Nevada and Exclusive Nappa leather as well as BMW Individual Merino leather, encompassing the entire colour range. Another novelty is the operation of the standard eight-speed Sport automatic transmission. In future, the BMW X6 will feature shift paddles on the steering wheel whose operating logic follows the principle familiar from BMW M cars: for manual shifting of the eight-speed Sport automatic transmission, the right paddle is used for upshifts and the left for downshifts.

For the BMW X5 and BMW X6 alike, the choice of alloy wheels has been extended by a further option that positively enhances both the car's dynamic cornering behaviour and its appearance. The 20-inch wheels in Y-spoke design and with a Black high gloss finish are combined with mixed tyres measuring 275/40 R 20 at the front and 315/35 R 20 at the rear. From spring 2011, Comfort Access – likewise available for both models – will include vicinity lighting integrated in the exterior door handles. In addition to automatic unlocking and activation of the ignition, this feature provides effective illumination of the car's surroundings as soon as the electronic control of Comfort Access has recognised the car key carried by the driver.

Following directly on from the market launch, the extended range of BMW ConnectedDrive services also becomes available for the BMW X5 and the BMW X6. In future both models will be able to avail themselves of the BMW Apps special option. This feature enables owners of an Apple iPhone to stay in touch with the online services Facebook and Twitter while in the car, as well as receive radio stations from all over the world, irrespective of the car's location, thanks to a web radio function. In addition to the current BMW ConnectedDrive application, customers will have a range of functions and apps available for free download at the Apple App Store.

With these latest innovations, BMW is systematically pursuing its ongoing product optimisation for these two models built at its US plant in Spartanburg. Most recently, last year's market launch of the new BMW X5 and the comprehensive upgrading of the BMW X6's drive technology gave a further boost to BMW's success in this competitive environment. As well as the continued rise in BMW X5 sales in 2010, global growth in demand for the BMW X6 is also feeding the exceptional market success of the BMW X models. In just three years, more than 110,000 units of these Sports Activity Coupés have already been sold, 46,404 of them in 2010 alone. The BMW X5 posted worldwide sales of 102,178 units in the last business year.

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