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.
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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.
BMW recently announced a full lineup of BMW Performance Parts for the X6, including both power upgrades and cosmetic enhancements. As you can see, the Performance Parts aero parts is a stunning and aggressive upgrade to the regular X6. We almost mistakened it for an X6M upon first glance! Here is the list of X6 Performance Parts available:
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xDrive50i: Power increased to 448 hp and 479 lb-ft.
xDrive35i: Power increased to 326 hp and 332 lb-ft.
xDrive50i: 0-60: 5.2s
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For those not familiar with BMW Performance, its a new range of products in the BMW lineup meant to compete with the aftermarket and offer sporty upgrades to the standard range of BMW cars. The products are supposed to bridge the gap between stock car and ///M car.
BMW Performance is seemingly going all out with the X6, promising to offer upgrades to the drivetrain, suspension, aerodynamics and cockpit.
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BMW’s sport utility and crossover vehicles had a most impressive showing in the Off-Roader of the Year awards. The BMW X5 was voted “Off-Roader of the Year” in the “Luxury SUV” category, and the BMW X1 and BMW X6 came first and second in the “Crossover” category. Even the outgoing BMW X3 took second place in the “SUV” category. The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 took the Eco Award for its innovative powertrain.
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A new generation of straight-six diesels featured in the BMW X6 xDrive40d and the BMW X6 xDrive30d, as well as the first straight-six petrol engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo (N55 engine), High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC in the BMW X6 xDrive35i, following the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy, will give these models an even better balance of performance and fuel economy. The newly developed 3.0-litre diesel engines now featuring an all-aluminium crankcase raise engine output by 7 kW to 180 kW/245 hp in the BMW X6 … CONTINUED
This eye catching Lumma CLR X650 was recently spotted in Paris traveling with a caravan of exotics, including a white AMG Black Series and Bugatti Veyron. From Autogespot
You can see a flat black version of the X650 here and white version here.
Jeremy Clarkson has long been accused of being anti BMW. A reputation he certainly earned. But as of late, he has changed his tune and has been actually praising most recent BMWs. Unfortunatly, it seems in this episode, Clarkson isnt very fond of the X6. Regardless, in typical Top Gear style, his review is very entertaining and he mixes his opinion with great visuals and entertainment all the way through. The sub plot of the entire review … CONTINUED
Road and Track magazine always put out great first drive write-ups and I was pleasantly surprised that they got their hands onto an ActiveHybrid X6 to do some road testing on this quick into the game. R&T go over the must know info about the car and give a quick thought on their two bits.
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Lumma Design shows off another iteration of its X650 custom X6. This version features a flat/plastic look black exterior, with tons of carbon fiber touches throughout the exterior and the custom interior. Check out all the photos below.
The hybrid X6 model will be available beginning Dec. 5, 2009 with a base MSRP of $89,725. Full pricing inside.
Sport-cars.fr has provided us with this review and in-depth look at the X6 Falcon by AC Schnitzer. Enjoy.
Using the same base X6 xDrive 35d (diesel), the two famed German tuning houses AC Schnitzer and Hartge have put together their own take on where to take these cars. And were glad to see that German magazine AutoZeitung has gotten their hands on both of these vehicles and thought to put together a head-to-head. If you are german speaking, make sure to read the entire article by following the link below.
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