New Options to be available:
* 20″ Wheels
* BMW Apps
* Optional 3-Seat Rear seat configuration on the X6.
Superior handling, commanding traction and characteristic styling are key contributors to the stand-out position the BMW X5 and BMW X6 models enjoy among the premium all-wheel-drive vehicles of their segment. Spring 2011 sees the introduction of specific additions to the range of special options to ratchet up the appeal even further. Among other features, new 20-inch light-alloy wheel rims are available for both models, while the choice of BMW … CONTINUED
Here’s an older but great review by well respected auto journalist Chris Harris track testing the X6 against some considerably more expensive (and powerful) competitors – the Cayenne Turbo, ML63 AMG, and Q7 V12. The SUV/SAVs are driven around a small and fairly technical track where the X6 turns in an impressive performance. Video and results inside.
XBimmers member SKY_BIMMERS has put together a simple, but well edited and mixed video featuring his White on Black BMW X6 xDrive35i with performance parts. Keep at it SKY_BIMMERS, your talent really shines through this video!
Here are some great photos and video of the BMW X6 decked out with Performance Parts, including performance power kit, sport exhaust system, front bumper, side-sills, rear bumper insert, rear spoiler, rear fins, 21″ wheels.
Tommy Milner, BMW GT2 driver, was invited by BMW Performance Parts Manager Eric Riehle to experience and discuss BMW Performance Parts on the 135i, 335i, and X6. Video inside.
See inside for the the entire list of changes that will take place to most BMW models beginning in September 2010 when the 2011 model year begins for most models. This is a must read primer on ALL changes coming.
Enco Exclusive, a German tuner, has released its BMW X6 aero kit package. It’s the first dual color X6 we have seen and is matched to new front and rear bumpers with integrated LED lights and exhaust cutouts, side skirts, widened fenders and rocker panels. Wheels are black 23″ JURA aluminum wheels, with time-attack style pinstripes. An aftermarket exhaust has also been fitted. However, this is purely a cosmetic enhancement kit and no performance upgrades are included.
BMW Performance parts for both the BMW X5 and X6 have been out now for some time, with a few scant images distributed around the internet. In fact, to date, the best photos have been the ones captured live @ autoshows (check out our autoshow coverage of the geneva show where we were lucky enough to get some great alone time with the car), but now BMW has updated us with some new photos at some great angles and in high resolutions!
BMW has released an updated BMW Performance promo video, now also featuring the X6 and X5. The original clip featuring just the E90 3-series and E82 1-series portion of this video was released back in November 2008.
Ever wish that the coupe-shaped X6 was an actual coupe? Well, that can now come true. The Russian tuner ArmorTech has now been able to convert the X6 from a 4-door SAV to a 2-door SAV coupe.
They were able to accomplish this by pushing the B-pillar backwards, adding 250mm (9.8 inch) longer front doors, and moving the rear window forward 200mm (7.9 inches). As part of the conversion, the company also installed modified front seats which tilt … CONTINUED
BMW has announced some product changes starting with September 2010 production. The changes apply to all BMW Models, including the 1, 3, M3, 5, 5GT, 7, X5, X6, and Z4 models. FULL list of changes INSIDE.
BMW has introduced a limited model BMW X6 called the X6 Performance Unlimited edition for the Japanese market. Only 20 will be made. The X6 Performance Unlimited is based on an X6 xDrive35i and has the following special upgrades:
BMW Individual silver pearl color paint
Special BMW Performance aerokit (front bumper, blackout grills, skirskirts, rear diffuser)
21" alloy wheels with sport tires
Shadowline black window trim
Special leather seats and Chateau Nevada leather interior
Brushed aluminum trim
Numbered plaque inside
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XBimmers member scottjays picked up his 2011 X6 50i and as far as we know hes the first person to pick up a 2011 on the site yet! Whats more he did a performance center delivery with the car and shares his opinion of the experience with us. Take a look!
BMW Performance parts for the X5 and X6 were recently released at the Geneva Autoshow last month. Until now all we had to work on were the live shots taken @ the autoshow itself. Now it seems, BMW is putting out the official wallpapers and photos to go along with more information about these cars and available accesories.
We will update this thread as higher resolution photos become available.
Power KitRetrofitable (Available June 2010)
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Well, as some of you may remember, Mr. Clarkson made a point of showing how poorly the BMW SAVs performed off road. BMW shot back quickly with their snow driving youtube videos, but now Clarkson’s own magazine, Top Gear now seems to approve of the off road capabilities of the X6.
The Japanese tuning company Vertice has released its X6 aero kit. The kit is entirely carbon fiber construction and offers a less aggressive alternative to the mostly wild aero kits that are currently on the market for the X6.
The X6M seems to be the current vehicle of tuning choice for several notable tuners. At the 2010 Geneva show, Lumma has debuted their CLR X 650 M, a visually and mechanically upgraded version of the X6M. The cosmetic upgrades are obvious, but underneath the hood, the power has been bumped to 650ps.
Hamann has debuted its “Tycoon” X6M at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. the Tycoon is a 670hp/737lb-ft torque monster (+123hp / 236tq over factory), and it looks like it. The ECU has been reflashed and paired with an exhaust system. While some may not like the radical look, this is undeniably a car which gets some attention.