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BMW X6 available in NZ


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.

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