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The new BMW X6 debuts with the BMW M Performance Models

• BMW’s Sports Activity Coupé refreshed for 2012 • First models in new performance range debut • BMW’s most powerful diesel engine ever offered • EfficientDynamics ensure outstanding fuel economy and emissions • Individual styling touches differentiate new line

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From June, BMW’s class leading Sports Activity Coupé, the BMW X6, will receive an array of design changes and will see the introduction of the M Performance model the X6 M50d, offering greater performance, unparalleled emissions and an updated look.


The new BMW X6 includes a number of exterior changes, enhancing the athletic appearance of BMW’s original SAC.   A revised front end with a wider chrome frame and revised bars on the large kidney grille and foglights, set towards the edge of the car, highlight its wide track and stable road-holding.  As an alternative to the standard bi-xenon lights, Adaptive LED headlights, a modern interpretation of BMW’s twin circular headlights, are now available as an option complementing the new front end.  At the rear is a revised red light cluster, enhancing the lines of the car with two horizontal LED Glowing Bars, further emphasising the width of the vehicle. 


This new look BMW X6 is completed by the introduction of three new metallic paint colours – Orion Silver, Midnight Blue and Marrakesh Brown – and two new upholstery trims, Ivory White Exclusive Nappa Leather and Vermilion Red Nevada Leather.


Meanwhile the BMW X6 M and BMW X5 M also receive styling changes with the addition of Aluminium brake callipers in blue and become the first BMW models to include Adaptive LED Headlights as standard.  In addition, the BMW X6 M also gains a Powerdome bonnet enhancing its athletic stance.


The new BMW X6 is available from £46,725 OTR for an X6 xDrive30d, the BMW X6 M is priced from £85,680 OTR and the BMW X5 M costs from £83,260 OTR and they all go on sale from 16 June 2012.


First models in new Performance range debut

BMW is introducing a new performance range to its UK line-up to bridge the gap between M Sport variants and the outright M high-performance models. Devised with the expertise of BMW’s M GmbH performance division, this new range will deliver greater all round performance with powertrain and chassis enhancements and individual styling.


The first models in the new range are the BMW X5 M50d and the BMW  X6 M50d. Powered by a new version of a straight-six 3.0-litre TwinPower Turbo diesel engine, both vehicles offer 381hp and 740Nm of torque. In typical BMW fashion, their high performance – 0-62mph in 5.4 and 5.3 seconds respectively – is matched by supreme efficiency as a result of the EfficientDynamics measures fitted as standard. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions for the X5 M50d are 37.7mpg and 199g/km, while for the X6 M50d they are 36.7mpg and 204g/km.    






Torque   Nm

0 – 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW X5 M50d





155* (limited)



BMW X6 M50d





155* (limited)





*electronically limited

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The values for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption shown were determined in a standardised test cycle according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version currently applicable. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers transmission (automatic or manual) and the different wheels and tyres available on the selected model and may vary during the configuration.

The values of the vehicles labelled with (*), are already based on the test cycle according to the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to allow a comparison between vehicles. More information on the transition from NEDC to WLTP test procedures can be found here.

These figures are intended for comparison purposes and may not be representative of what a user achieves under usual driving conditions. For plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles the figures have been obtained using a combination of battery power and petrol fuel after the battery had been fully charged. Plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles require mains electricity for charging. The CO2 emissions labels are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the Passenger Car (Fuel consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001, as amended. They are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle.

A guide on fuel economy and CO2 emissions which contains data for all new passenger car models is available at any point of sale free of charge. For further information you can also visit this link.

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