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Manhart MHX6 Dirt² Concept proves that your BMW X6 can transform into a hardcore off-roader

The BMW X6 (F16) SUV, as we know, is inspired by a coupe. But owners of that car probably won’t take it off-roading. This hesitation is what convinced Manhart, the German tuner, to turn the X6 into an off-roading, go-anywhere vehicle. This is how they came up with the MHX6 Dirt² Concept. Unfortunately, the aftermarket tuner only plans to build five examples of the hardcore rigs.

Manhart started off by basing the vehicle on the current X6 M. The first thing they did to it was to give its engine a boost, so now it produces an impressive 888 horsepower (662 kilowatts) and 885 pound-feet (1,200 Newton-metres) of torque - all thanks to the upgrades like the new pistons, connecting rods, and revised turbos.

It also gets a strengthened gearbox and rear axle that are tough enough to handle the SUV’s extra power. To ensure that it survives hot summer days in warm climates, it was equipped with a cooling system too. There are dual air intake snorkels that stick out of the hood to provide both a visual flourish, making wading through deep water less of a worry.

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

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.

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BMW X6 (F16) gets upgraded by German tuner Hamann

Looking for a place to tune your BMW X6? Well, why not try Hamann, a German tuner known for specializing in offering tuning kits for vehicles made by BMW. Hamann does not only offer to turn a typical BMW into a monstrous one in terms of performance and dynamics, the company also offers to install well-designed body parts – truly turning a BMW vehicle into a performance machine inside and out.

As for the BMW X6, this piece of machine is already a hardcore unit. Thus turning the X6 into a meaner machine could be quite a challenge as it may look too cheesy in the end. For now, Hamann fitted some of its wheels into the BMW X6, and just that alone changed its look.

The wheel-set alone managed to make a difference in terms of looks. Even in standard colors -- EVO Black Line with silver lips, the Anniversary EVO line in silver and the Evo Hyper Black – the Hamann wheel-fitted BMW X6 now bears quite a different look.

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Hamann offers meaner BMW X6 with new set of wheels

The BMW X6 has a polarizing design. In fact, some people say that the new X6 has an ugly design while some praise the vehicle for its new looks. Whatever the debate is all about, it boils to one thing: people have different preferences. Well, if a customer really likes the BMW X6 except for its looks, he or she could always approach any of the thriving tuning companies.

For a more specific tuning, there is a tuning company specializing in BMW vehicles – German tuning firm Hamann. In fact, the company managed to offer a battalion of options and kits for the old E71 X6. For the new version of the X6 – the F16 – Hamann is surely not letting this tuning opportunity pass by.

For starters, Hamann fitted its own wheels into the BMW X6. They were not just factory-based 19-inch wheels, but 23-inch rims in various designs. They look very good on the BMW X6, especially the multi-spoke Edition Race rims in dark finish.

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This is it folks, Mercedes-Benz’ answer to the BMW X6 a.k.a. the all-new GLE Coupe. Clearly inspired by its German rival, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe promises to feel like a true sports car and despite its similarity with an SUV with its raised seating position and all-around view, the passengers are led to believe that they are in a sports rather than off-road mode.

Mercedes-Benz will offer to engines when it will launch the GLE Coupe and we expect more by the end of 2015. For diesel fans, the GLE 350 d 4Matic diesel model arrives with 258 hp (190 kW) and 620 Nm of torque from 1600 rpm. The GLE 400 4Matic petrol model gets the 2.0-liter V6 biturbo engine developing 333 hp (245 kW) and 480 Nm of torque from 1400 rpm.

Both models get standard 10-spoke light-alloy wheels wrapped in 275/50 R 20 tyres, while the 21-inch or 22-inch wheels are available as an option. We have to underline the fact that the 22-inch wheels are only available ion conjuction with the Airmatic ADS Plus air suspension.

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Last week, BMW unveiled the all-new X6 (F16) and the X6 (F16) M50d. but today the German carmaker released the first photos with the 2015 BMW X5 (F16) Individual. As expected, this model is offered with a range of new paint finishes, light-alloy wheels and interior features. According to BMW, the X6 Individual can be ordered with the BMW Individual paint finishes Ruby Black metallic, Azurite Black metallic, Pyrite Brown metallic and Pearl Silver metallic.

BMW says that all the paint finishes can be combined with BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line or BMW Individual Exterior Line Aluminum satinated trim. Moreover, the Bavarian carmaker offers 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design with mixed-size tyres and BMW Individual high-gloss roof rails.

Inside, we find exquisite materials such as the BMW Individual fine-grain Merino full-leather trim that can be ordered in Smoke White, Nutmeg, Taupe, Criollo Brown and Amaro Brown color variants. In addition, the leather-trimmed BMW Individual instrument panel completes the design of the interior with fuelled leather in Black or Scotch dark over the upper section and fine-grain Merino leather for the lower section.

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Yesterday’s leaked photos made BMW officially unveil the second-generation X6. As you can see from the photos, the 2015 BMW X6 (F16) offers a front design similar to the one found on the 2014 BMW X5 (F15), featuring a long bonnet, x-shaped contour lines of the bumper, matt-silver underbody protection, the well-known kidney grille as well as the arrangement of the twin circular headlights and front foglamps.

As an option, the X6 (F16) is available with Adaptive LED headlights. From the side, we observe the air deflectors on the front wheel arches, Air Curtains integrated into the outer air intakes of the front apron as well as the Air Breathers in the side panel.

The vehicle also comes with a second swage line that sets out on a lower path, extending in e dynamic sweep into the rear lights. At the rear, there are L-shaped rear lights that create a striking effect at night, as well as a silver-coloured underbody protection just like in the front.

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After we saw the 2015 BMW X6 (F16), it is time to take a closer look at the 2015 BMW X6 (F16) M50d. This model is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers 381 hp (280 kW) and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque.

Thanks to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, this model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds, while fuel consumption is just 6.6 l/100 km (CO2 emissions are 174 g/km). Moreover, the 2015 BMW X6 (F16) M50d is offered as standard with Adaptive M suspension that comprises Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension with automatic self-levelling at the rear.

In addition, the spring damper system, support mounts and elastokinematics of the front and rear axle, as well as Servotronic mapping of the Electric Power Steering, all have an M-specific configuration. As an option, the X5 M50d is available with the Dynamic adaptive suspension package which comprises Dynamic Performance Control and active roll stabilization.

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At last, the first official photos with the 2015 BMW X6 emerged today on the web. Although there are not released by BMW, the photos tell us that the Bavarian carmaker will soon release the official info and specs of the second-generation X6.

As you can see from the photos, the 2015 BMW X6 comes with the same styling cues as the 2014 BMW X5 (F15). If at the front you are not impressed, you will surely like the rear end, which was updated with larger taillights but also with new design lines on the rear panels.

Although the vehicle keeps its original design line, we must admit that it looks so much better now. The brand new X6 will use the same engines as the new BMW X5, which means that we will find the 4.4-liter V8 biturbo engine on the X6 xDrive50i, delivering 450 hp and 650 Nm of torque.

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Although no prototypes were spotted yet, the 2015 Bmw X6 was rendered by an artist based on the new design shown by the 2014 Bmw X5 (F15). Set to make its debut at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show, the new Bmw X6 will be wider and longer, comparing it with the current version.

Taking a look at the rendering we must admit that we’d love a next-gen X6 like this one, but we will still have to wait and see what Bmw prepared for us.

The engines are expected to be identical with the ones presented on the X5 (F15), which means that we will see a 4.4-liter V8 on the X6 xDrive50i delivering 450 hp and 650 Nm of torque, a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line diesel with 258 hp and 560 Nm of torque on the X6 xDrive30d and a tri-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 381 hp and 740 Nm of torque on the X6 M40d.

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A successor to the BMW X6 will be launched shortly after the new X4 makes its arrival in 2014. BMW didn’t give the exact date for the introduction of this new SUV in the UK. However, it’s believed that the new X6 will have its global debut at the Moscow Motor Show next year. It’s also expected to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, according to Autocar.

The new X6 is based on the same platform as the next X5 and it will have the same form as the current model except that it will have more aggressive details.

A source said that the company wants its sporting models to be more individual and to make them aesthetically more distinguishable from the more practical models in its lineup.

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BMW plans to present a new BMW X6 within the next 18 months to counteract the deluge of similarly developed four-wheel-drives from rivals like Audi, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz. The second-gen X6 – which is the sister car to the third-generation X5 – is a key model in an expanded lineup of sporting four-wheel-drive models that are presently being developed in Munich at BMW’s engineering headquarters.

The smaller but less expensive X2 and X4 models will soon be added to the luxury SUV in its lineup sometime mid-decade. This move will increase the number of BMW’s dedicated four-wheel-drive models from four to six by 2016. The new X6 is predicted to make use of an even bolder look than the present model, which is popular in markets like China, North America and Russia.

Autocar was told by BMW design sources that the new model will deviate farther from the X5 not just in shape but in the detailing too. According to a source, the company aims for its sporting models to appear more individual, to distinguish visually from their more practical models in the lineup. There is a marginal increase in length from the current model’s 4877mm to around 4910mm. It is targeted at offering the new X6 with more levels of interior space.

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Besides the M550d xDrive Sedan and Touring the newly created Bmw M Performance Automobiles also unveiled the new X5 M50d and X6 M50d models. As expected, these are also powered by the new tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter delivering an impressive 280 kW/381 hp and peak torque of 740 Newton metres (546 lb-ft).

With these numbers, the BMW X5 M50d accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds while the X6 M50d in 5.3 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h or 155 mph. Regarding the fuel consumption, the X5 will offer 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres (37.7 mpg imp) while the X6 7.7 l/100 km (36.7 mpg imp).

CO2 emissions are 199 grams per kilometre for the BMW X5 M50d and 204 g/km for the BMW X6 M50d. Bot models feature the eight-speed Sports automatic transmission with enhanced gearshift dynamics and the xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2013 Bmw X6 Facelift, an updated version of one of the most popular vehicles on the market. The well-known Sporty Activity Coupé received new face featuring new standard fog lights in matt finish surrounds in the upper area of the outer air inlets and three-dimensional modelling of the frame and newly designed bars. Moreover, the angle of the grille bars is flush with the bottom of the headlamp units.

The new X6 is the first vehicle in its segment to feature optional adaptive LED headlamps, which offer optimum visibility but also show a new interpretation of the brand's hallmark twin circular headlamps.

In the new BMW X6 M, adaptive LED headlights are fitted as standard. The rear lamps also come with LED technology and feature LED-fed light banks which create the brand's hallmark night design as a harmoniously glowing light mass The 2013 Bmw X6 also comes with two non-metallic and eight metallic colours, including Marrakech Brown metallic, Orion Silver metallic and Midnight Blue metallic.

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If yesterday it was just a rumor, today it became official: Audi will build a rival to the Bmw X6 and may also launch a challenger to the upcoming Bmw X4 (inspired by the Vw Cross Coupe Concept). These words came from Walter de' Silva, design boss at Audi parent Volkswagen Group, who confirmed that Audi signed off on plans for the X6 rival.

Although de’ Silva didn’t want to give any details regarding the date when the car will be launched we do expect this car within three years as Audi aims to overtake Bmw and become the best-selling premium brand by 2015.

The car is currently dubbed as the Q6 by the media and it will feature a low-roof SUV-coupe crossover shape. As expected, the vehicle will be fitted between the Q7 premium large SUV and Q5 premium medium SUV. "We will definitely launch a sportier crossover in between the Q7 and Q5," de' Silva said.

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We have bad news for those who wanted to buy a hybrid version of the Bmw X6: the vehicle will no longer be produced! These words came from Dave Buchko, a spokesman for Bmw North America who confirmed the fact that the X6 Active Hybrid has ended production. And the bad news continue as the German manufacturer has currently no plans to produce a new version of the X6 Hybrid.

Still, Bmw will introduce the 5-Series Hybrid in the United States, which is powered by a six-cylinder gasoline engine and features lithium ion battery packs.

Moreover, Bmw will still offer the 7-Series Active Hybrid, says BimmerFile. For those who don’t know, the Bmw X6 Active Hybrid is powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine delivering 407 hp (300 kW) and features two electric motors developing 67 kW/91 hp and, respectively, 63 kW/86 hp.

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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.

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Audi has begun development of a new crossover model with a focus on performance that aims to directly rival the BMW X6. This model is expected to be named the Q6 when it arrives at North American showrooms. It’s rumored that the five-seat crossover will be based on the same all-wheel-drive underpinnings as the second-generation Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne.

These two vehicles use a short-wheelbase version of the Volkswagen Group's Colorado platform that in long-wheelbase guise has also been used in the Audi Q7. So far, no official details have been released.

But Audi boss Rupert Stadler was interviewed by German media at the Geneva Auto Show and he said that the crossover is a “model between the Q5 and the Q7” and that it will be a coupelike, four-wheel-driven model.

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The aftermarket industry will be represented well in the Geneva Motor Show. Recently, reports came out that Lumma Design will debut the Porsche Cayenne-based CLR 558 GT at the show. Lumma will also bring a modification pack for the BMW X6, in the form of the CLR X650 kit. The X6 competes against the Cayenne.

Similar to what Lumma did with the Cayenne, its aftermarket program for the X6 will use a diesel engine for the aftermarket program.

Lumma will install its D-Box engine modification kit, including a sport exhaust system with four tail pipes, an ECU remap and a custom accelerator pedal module. In stock form, the X6’s 3.0l diesel unit delivers 306 hp but after being modified, it now offers 340 hp.

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BMW announced that various enhancements for the 2011 X5 and X6 models will become available this spring. These include new 20-inch light-alloy wheel rims and the BMW ConnectedDrive technology enhanced with the BMW Apps feature. The interior of the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe will also get a three-seater rear seat option in April 2011.

The extra seat replaces the storage unit in the rear centre of the four-seater model. The new rear-seat variant is offered for all BMW X6 models, except for the BMW ActiveHybrid X6, and can also be ordered for the BMW X6 M.

In addition, the five-seater Sports Activity Coupe is offered as an option in Nevada and Exclusive Nappa leather as well as BMW Individual Merino leather, encompassing the entire color range. Modifications will be made on the standard eight-speed Sport automatic transmission, as future BMW X6 vehicles will be given shift paddles on the steering wheel, operating on the same principle as that from BMW M cars.

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