2020 BMW X6 Debuts With More Power and Tech

    July 3rd 2019     Suhail Ajmal

The 2020 BMW X6 crossover coupe breaks cover with more power, tech and newly sculpted lines. The third-generation X6 is built on BMW Cluster Architecture (CLAR), which calls for new powertrains. Both the base models, the sDrive40i and the xDrive40i, are powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six good for 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Please note, this engine offers a 33 hp (25 kW) and 35 lb-ft (47 Nm) bump over the 2019 X6 SUV. The sprint to 96 km/h will take 5.2 seconds in the sDrive. The xDrive is just a 0.1 second slower than the xDrive. Talking about the brawnier X6 M50i, it houses a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 pumping out 523 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque. It is an increase of 78 hp and 74 lb-ft over the 2019 model. Obviously, it can run faster to 96 km/h in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 249 kilometer per hour — both the engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Those who want to spice things up a bit, BMW offers Dynamic Handling package for better performance and an offroad package for rugged driving. The latter adds a two-axle air suspension, an electronically regulated M Sport rear differential, and four specifically created off-road driving modes: snow, sand, gravel, or rocks. Inside, the 2020 BMW X6 features new BMW Live Cockpit with iDrive. The package consists of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch central touchscreen, allowing drivers to play with voice assistant features, innovative gesture controls, wi-fi, wireless charging, and Apple CarPlay. The 2020 BMW X6 takes safety very seriously offering Active Driving Assistant, which includes radar cruise control for stop-and-go traffic, blind-spot detection, forward collision warning, and park distance control. The optional features comprise lane-keep assist, automatic lane-change assist, side-collision avoidance, and more. The 2020 BMW X6 starts at $64,300 in the U.S., excluding destination charges. The xDrive40i costs $66,600, while the range-topping M50i sets you back $85,650. The 2019 X6 starts from AED 435,000 in the UAE. The pricing for the UAE will be revealed later.