Later this month, BMW will start offering a tuning kit for the X6 model in North America. BMW's Performance Accessories unit will offer this kit for the X6 with several performance tweaks including engine tuning.
Power kits, which involve some ECU tinkering, will be offered on the Xdrive35i and xDrive50i models. From the standard 300 bhp and 300 lb-ft., the V6-powered X6 Xdrive35i will be boosted to 320 bhp (240 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque.
The X6 will get the V8-fitted xDrive50i that boosts the output to 440 bhp (330 kW) from the standard 400 bhp. Torque is also increased, from 450 to 480 lb-ft (650 Nm).
The engine tuning enables both variants to accelerate faster by about 0.2 seconds on the 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint. BMW will also offer an aerodynamic kit that includes new front and rear bumpers, side skirts and a rear bumper insert.
Fins and a deck spoiler for the rear are optional. The kit also includes 21-inch alloy wheels -- 10 x 21 in 285/35/R21 tires at the front and 11.5 x 21 with 325/30/R21 tires for the rear wheels. A flat-bottomed race steering wheel hand-finished in Alcantara is also offered.
The design of the BMW X6 showed that it indeed has the DNA of an authentic BMW X Model. The X6 however gives a different spin on the rather extreme sporting style. Without a doubt, the design language of the new model provided the genuine visualization in the driving characteristics given by the X6.
This is made possible through the intelligent all-wheel-drive xDrive technology along with the Dynamic Performance Control. There are also different design features seen in the new model that are standard in the BMW. These included the BMW kidney grille and even the dual round headlights that have been optically "cut off" at its top.
There is also the contour line on its side plus the horizontal lines on the back, thus highlighting the width of the car. The front end meanwhile has a dynamic orientation towards the road. Just a glimpse on the front part of the new model showed just how powerful the car’s presence is.
Because there are more surfaces finished in the body color, the front end does not only more it dynamic but it’s now lower as well. This highlights the orientation that the X6 has to the road. Another example of the standard BMW DNA is the hood design and the kidney grille that has been positioned vertically.
In addition, for the xDrive50i, the fins have a titanium finish while the xDrive35i gets a black finish. Placed on the exterior are large air intakes that have more functions more than just being able to cool the engines.
By being able to interact with the side panels up to the inside and over its headlights, the air scoops give a well-defined orientation to the wheels, thereby further highlighting the vehicle’s already powerful stance when on the road.
The headlights are able to merge in a sweeping line to the side panels. Furthermore, the surface of the engine’s compartment lid has been divided with lines that narrow to the kidney grille much like the side of the engine compartment lid.