BMW M Performance Parts unveils new kits and parts for BMW X6 (F16)

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 29, 2015

The BMW M Performance Parts was seen on the 2014 Essen Motor Show, unveiling a new set of components for the BMW X6 as well as two new M Performance Power kits. And they may be just a part of what is coming for X6. Actually, the new BMW X6 already looks mean, when it comes to looks and its aerodynamics.

But that may not be mean enough for BMW as the carmaker eventually decided to make the SAC meaner both inside and outside. In fact, BMW has now made available a complete set of M Performance Parts for the X6. For the exteriors, the choices include a new carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. Customers could also get rear fins and rear side flaps in gloss black as well as hand-built carbon BMW M Performance exterior mirror caps.

Also available at BMW M Performance Parts are a new radiator grille with black slats and frame and 21-inch bi-color wheels, which are around 1.5 kg (3 lbs) lighter than the standard model. Completing the set for the exterior is a new M Performance rear silencer that could be availed with chromed, trapezoidal tailpipes just like in a V8. Moving inside, BMW M Performance Parts is making available parts that include mostly carbon fiber.

Making the cabin much meaner is a new set of trims available for the dash and the center console. The carmaker also launched a new gearshift lever in carbon fiber as well as a new Alcantara steering wheel also with carbon fiber. Other new parts for the X6 are floor mats, door sills with illuminated logos and stainless steel pedal covers and driver’s footrest. However, a BMW X6 without any power kit would not boost the power.

That is why BMW M Performance Parts also launched two Power Kits for the X6. One of these power kits is for the xDrive30d, which comes with a three-liter inline six-cylinder diesel as standard (258 HP of output and 560 Nm of torque).

Once the new M Performance Power kit is installed, this piece of machine will have a new power figure of 277 HP of output and 585 Nm (431 lb-ft) of torque. This improvement in power results to faster acceleration, as the vehicle could sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) by 0.2 seconds less. The improvement is made by not only changing the ECU map but also replacing the intercooler and the brakes of the car.

A new M Performance Power kit is also available for the xDrive35i. This unit is powered by a 3-liter inline 6-cylinder N55 engine (306 HP of output and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque) as standard. This allows the SAC to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 6.4 seconds.

Once the new engine is installed, the figures will rise to 326 HP of output and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. This results to an improvement in acceleration to 5.9 seconds. The brakes could also be upgraded into 19” parts that boast of lightweight construction and increased heat resistance.

Press Release

BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M

Hallmark M power, outstanding driving dynamics and an emphasis on sporting design are signature attributes of the two large BMW X models from BMW M GmbH. In order to shine an even brighter spotlight on these characteristics, the Original BMW Accessories range for the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M offers a raft of special BMW M Performance Parts designed to allow precise individualisation of the cars’ exterior and interior design.

Attractive BMW M Performance Parts for the exterior.

Among the features included in the range to accentuate the sporting appearance of the BMW X5 M and X6 M are exclusive radiator and side grille ornamental trim with black slats, black frame and M logo imparting the distinctive BMW M Performance look. The standard chrome grilles can be effortlessly swapped for the corresponding BMW M Performance Parts. Customers can also specify their car with high-quality, handmade carbon exterior mirror caps, which add an extra sporting accent to the exterior of both the BMW X5 M and X6 M. Motor sport stripes in the three signature M colours provide a direct and conspicuous link to the brand’s racing heritage and signal the cars’ sporting character from a distance. The BMW X6 M, meanwhile, can also be ordered with rear fins in high-gloss black, which not only lend it a particularly dynamic and elegant appearance, but also contribute to further improved aerodynamics.

Exclusive accessories bring an extra dose of sportiness to the interior.

Specially developed BMW M Performance Accessories take the interior ambience of the BMW X5 M and X6 M – already an extremely sporty environment in standard form – to even greater heights. The LED door sill plates in brushed stainless steel look with illuminated M Performance lettering grab the attention when you open the front doors, and battery power means they are extremely easy to retrofit, with no need for laying cables. The sense of sporting prowess on board can be sharpened still further by sophisticated carbon accessories such as BMW M Performance carbon interior trim strips and carbon trim bearing the BMW M logo for the selector lever of the eight-speed M Steptronic gearbox. Centre console trim with a high-quality combination of Alcantara and painted carbon around the selector lever is also available to lend the cockpit a sporty and exclusive accent.

Another highlight of the Accessories range for the interior of the BMW X5 M and X6 M is the BMW M Performance steering wheel in Alcantara with attractive carbon trim. It is extremely grippy even in extreme driving situations and remains equally pleasant to the touch in all temperatures. The blue centre marker at the top imparts a genuine motor sport feeling, a sensation underlined by BMW M Performance stainless steel pedal covers, which provide a visually appealing and functional complement to the other BMW M Performance Parts.

The easy-care BMW M Performance floor mats also display eye-catching M Performance lettering and fit snugly in the footwell. The BMW M Performance key case with sophisticated Alcantara/carbon material combination, fine accents in M Light Blue and high-quality blue hex bolt provides a permanent reminder of the sporting performance of the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M wherever you happen to be.
Original BMW Accessories increase the value of the car.

In contrast to many third-party products, Original BMW Accessories – which include the range of BMW M Performance Parts – are always matched perfectly to the model in question and are permitted for use with that vehicle. The car’s warranty, moreover, remains unaffected. All of which means the high-quality selection of Original BMW Accessories enhances not only the car’s driving pleasure, but its value as well.

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