The upcoming BMW X6M, codenamed F16 is expected to debut this summer – but until then the impressive crossover was spied while testing at Nurburgring.
As expected, the design of the new X6M will keep some “directions” from the new X5 and X4 models, so expect new LED headlights that will connected the kidney grille – simplified LED tail lamps, and if the rumors are to be true, the new M will be a little bit longer – from 4,877 mm to 4,910mm.
The German automaker will offer the X6 in two variants – one with four seats and one with a bench in the rear.
The engine will be a V8, the same unit found under the M5’s bonnet. The engine, produced from 2008 – most probably will use two twin-scroll turbochargers plus a pulse tuned, cross-engine exhaust manifold to keep constant exhaust pulses flowing to the turbos at every 180 degree rotation.
Power is expected to be increased to at least 560 hp, while with the Competition Package, the engine will be tuned to 575hp.
Regarding other versions – BMW will offer the new X6 with a “set” of new engines – a twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel and a tri-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit.
There are some rumors about an Hybrid X6 model, but for the moment the automaker denied to confirm any development.
The new 2016 X6 F16 will debut this summer at the Moscow Auto Show.