Expected Price: Rs 75-95 lakh
Expected Time of Launch: Mid 2015
The BMW X6 has always been a car that most auto journalists tend to swoon over and for good reason. Not only does it handle like a sedan, it also has enough power to humiliate most cars on the road. And of course, it looks great. Now though, BMW has a new version and yes, it will make its way to India very soon. The new X6, based on the more practical X5, has received a thorough update both on the interior and exterior front while still maintaining an unmistakably X6ish look.
The X6 will be available with a V8 petrol in the xDrive 50i, a straight-six diesel in the 30d which we are now familiar with as it is borrowed from the X5 xDrive 30d and a M50d which gets three turbochargers fitted to the straight six diesel. A 35i and 40d variant will follow and we expect India to get the 30d and 40d on priority. The 30d develops 262PS of power and 560Nm of torque and the 40d dishes out 317PS.
The X6 was known to have a harsh ride which wasn’t much of a concern abroad but for Indian users, it was. The rear air suspension with adaptive damper control should smooth things out better and offer a more pliant ride. The X6 is also 22 percent more efficient says BMW due to addition of the Eco Pro mode and an aero package that should come as standard on the India bound X6.