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.