U.S.-spec BMW X1 and M6 Cabrio going to New York Auto Show image

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced that the X1 crossover and M6 Cabrio, in the long-awaited US-spec version, will be officially presented to the public on the 4th of April, at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

After being long-awaited by people over-seas, the BMW X1 crossover and the BMW M6 Cabrio, in the United States-spec versions, will debut at the New York Auto Show, on the 4th of April. The “new” BMW X3 has a small price increase and the xDrive28i can be bought in the US for $39,395, but the smallest crossover in the automaker’s lineup, the X1, is expected to come way cheaper than its larger brother. The X1 M35i is also expected to debut at the New York Auto Show, but there is no official word on this yet. The X1 M35i will get the 3.0 liter six-cylinder engine, the same one as other M diesel models.

The BMW M6 Cabrio is powered, just like the Coupe, by the company’s 4.4 liter V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 560 horsepower, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in standard. The M6 Cabrio can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds, before reaching a limited top speed of 155 mph in standard, or 189 mph with the optional M Driver’s Package.