The facelifted 2013 BMW X6 was revealed yesterday together with a new M Performance Package.
The “world’s first Sports Activity Coupe”, according to BMW – and still the only one, we think – has been enhanced with new larger kidney grilles, matte-finish surrounds for the fog lights that are now positioned higher and farther apart and LED adaptive headlights that come as an option instead of the standard Xenon units.
The new X6 is offered with an extensive range of petrol and diesel engines. Engines with BMW’s TwinPower Turbo Technology in particular offer impressive pulling power and exemplary low fuel consumption figures.
Two models will continue to be available in the United States, the X6 xDrive50i with a 400-hp twin-turbo V8, and the xDrive35i with the 300-hp inline six-cylinder engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on both.
The X6 M carries on largely unchanged for 2013, with its 555-horsepower V-8 and six-speed automatic transmission.
BMW says it has sold more than 150,000 X6s worldwide since its launch three years ago, with 20,000 of those in the States — not bad for such a polarizing vehicle. Expect to see the 2013 X6 in showrooms this spring.