New engine is the highlight of this car, arriving early next year
BMW’s X6 xDrive50i Sports Activity Coupe is now available in New Zealand.
The car debuts BMW’s new 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine.
The all-aluminium V8 engine is the world’s first eight-cylinder gasoline engine with the turbo-charger and catalytic converters housed in the V-section between the two rows of cylinders.
Engine capacity is 4395cc, with max output 300kW (407hp) from 5500-6400rpm.
The BMW X6 xDrive 50i is said to reach 100kmh in just 5.4 seconds and continues on to an electronically-capped top-speed of 250kmh. Average fuel consumption is to EU standard is 13.8 litres/100km.
The new BMW X6 xDrive50i will replace the current six-cylinder BMW X6 xDrive35i. The Twin Turbo three-litre diesel BMW X6 35d will still be available but gets a specification upgrade to include a rear-view camera as a standard feature.
The BMW X6 xDrive50i with standard sports package is priced at $175,000 with first cars arriving early 2009. The BMW X6 xDrive35d is priced at $139,000. Both models now include Head-Up Display, cruise control and rear-view camera in their standard specification.