Just after pictures of the 2020 BMW X6 found their way online, BMW was quick to announce what found its way online is indeed the real deal. First introduced in 2008 as the pioneer of the crossover coupe craze, the third generation will arrive later this year.
Sporting aggressive styling compared to the outgoing model, one of the most interesting features of the 2020 BMW X6 is that like all Beamers now, the grille is exceptional large, but that’s not the best part.
As an added bonus (extra feature), you can fit the grille with lights that emit when the doors are opened or closed and while driving.
The new grille has slender headlights flanking either side and sit just atop the restyled front bumper. Around the back, the rear lights appear to be lifted straight from the 8-series albeit flipped upside down.
Wheel sizes range from 19- to 22-inches depending on the market.
As for the dimensions, the latest X6 measures in at 4,935 mm in length, 2,004 mm wide, 1,696 mm tall and rides on wheelbase stretching to 2,975 mm all of which is longer compared to the previous model.
Inside the 2020 BMW X6
As with the X5 SUV, the X6 is kitted out with Vernasca leather sport seats with Sensatec covering the dashboard. Drivers will find a digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system both measuring in at 12.3-inches.
On top of that, there’s four-zone climate control, cooled cup holders, a heads up display, a panoramic glass roof and 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond audio system.
Not only is the model stylish, it’s practical too with the split rear seats (40:20:40) folding down to expand cargo space from 580 litres to 1,530 litres.
In select markets, the 2020 BMW X6 comes with a wide range of driver assistance options including rear collision warning, speed limit information and blind spot detection.
There’s an optional Driver Assistance Professional package which adds active cruise control, active side collision protection and extended traffic jam assistant.
2020 BWM X6 entry-level models are powered by a 3-litre TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine rated at 335 horsepower and 447 Nm of torque. Connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the X6 launches from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.
Alternatively, the 4.4-litre V8 twin-turbo returns with 523 hp and 750 Nm on tap. With the standard all-wheel-drive system, the X6 M50i rockets to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds.
To increase performance, the X6 can be had with an optional Dynamic Handling package which includes M Sport brakes, active roll stabilisation and integral active steering.
For those who want to take the X6 off the beaten trail can opt for the Off-Road Package which includes electronically controlled M Sport rear differential, air suspension and four-off-road driving modes catered towards sand, gravel, rocks or snow.
The 2020 BMW X6 will go into production next month with sales expected to start in select markets in November.