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.
Other designs and rim types are also available for the X6 like Forged versions in gunmetal or anodized finishes, Anniversary and EVO models in silver, black or hyper black. A customer may also avail of the HM Evo model.
Hamann fitted those wheels on an M50d model, which is only available in Europe for now. It is powered by a N57S tri-turbo diesel 3-liter engine that provides 381 HP of output and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque. This model also comes, as standard, with a slightly modified M Sport package. The package is completed by what appears to be a Hamann exhaust.
The body of the new BMW X6 has a design which has the signature sporting elegance present in the Coupes of the brand and combined with the robust presence that is in a BMW X model. This results in that distinctly sporty look. Present in this model are a number of BMW characteristic design features. These include short overhang in the front, long wheelbase, and long bonnet.
It even has that passenger compartment that has a set-back position. The window sill is high with the wheel arches being truly large. Mixed in with how short the distance is between the instrument panel and the front axle, it all indicates stability. All of these features help put focus on the fact that the Sports Activity Coupe is indeed tied to the BMW X model range. The exterior point to the model’s versatility while bringing with it that taste for off-road action.
This is due to the robust and muscular aspects of its design. Meanwhile, the flowing lines and the dynamic proportions represent the agile and sport handling of the X6 on the road. On the front section, it is easy to see the X model’s many prominent signature features. Examples include how the front fog lamps and twin circular headlamps have been arranged.
Then there is the underbody protection in matt-silver, bumper’s X-shaped contour lines, and the rather strong design of the BMW kidney grille. This model’s large headlight units in particular not only extend in an outward manner to the side panels but even reach in far to the kidney grille. The lights have a three-dimensional design and when mixed in with the sweeping chrome inserts help highlight the classy quality of the bi-xenon units, which are included as standard.
Customers of the new X6 though can have the adaptive LED headlights, offered as an option. Looking at the X6, there is no question that it has that sporty, extrovert appearance. There are a number of factors that make this possible like the visible details, all of which have been designed to ensure that the aerodynamics are optimized. Examples include the Air Curtains that have been integrated to the front apron’s outer air intakes, Air Breathers placed in the side panels, and the air deflectors positioned on the wheel arches in the front.
This combination resulted in the front wheel arches experiencing lower turbulence. The interior meanwhile reveals a high seating position with the ornately sculpted surfaces and use of high-quality materials combining to give the cabin a luxurious atmosphere.
That the interior offers a feel of exclusive athleticism is due to the revolutionary control and display elements and a cockpit designed to be driver-oriented. This sportiness is also a result of the lines that are able to streak in a dynamic manner beginning with the instrument panel going all the way to the door panels resulting in a ring around the car’s interior. Enhancing the luxurious feel even more are the individual accents which are the result of combining expertly the materials and colors. It also highlights the elegant and sporting or robust side on the new model’s character, as needed.