The original coupe-SUV, the BMW X6 gets subtle cosmetic upgrades for 2018 and a new petrol engine too.
BMW India has a slew of launches at the Auto Expo 2018 and its pavilion is certainly a pretty sight. While we’ve told you about some of the high profile launches, the automaker has silently also introduced the 2018 BMW X6 at the expo with a petrol engine, priced at ₹ 94.15 lakh (ex-showroom). The 2018 BMW X6 35i M Sport gets subtle cosmetic changes too along with the new engine keeping things fresh. The original coupe-SUV, the X6 looks imposing with the massive kidney grille, LED headlamps and bumper mounted LED fog lamps.
The M Sport version rides on massive 20-inch wheels while trapezoidal exhaust tips are now standard on the SUV. The coupe profile continues to be the design highlight on the X6, lending its distinctive look.
Inside, the cabin gets new 14-way adjustable electric front seats upholstered in Dakota leather with Nappa leather being an option. There’s a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system for accessing controls including BMW’s iDrive. The rear seats get two 9.2-inch entertainment screens that can be controlled via a remote. Acoustic duties are handled by a 600W Harman Kardon audio system with 16 speakers.
Power on the 2018 BMW X6 35i M Sport comes from the 3.0-litre in-line, six-cylinder petrol engine tuned for 301 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes paired to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission. You get multiple driving modes on the X6 for added dynamic dynamics.
The BMW X6 hadn’t had a direct rival for the longest time now, given its unique body style. However, manufacturers have fancied the idea given the X6’s popularity and there is now the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 Coupe to compete with. The SUV also locks horns with the other offerings including the Jaguar F-Pace, Porsche Cayenne at a similar price range.