Though the BMW X6 has an odd spot in today’s marketplace, it has been successful, and the German automaker plans to introduce a new generation of the coupe-styled SUV within the next 18 months.
The new X6 will get an even more aggressive appearance, further differentiating itself from the X5 SUV. It will also grow longer for additional interior space and will be based around a shortened version of a newly-engineered monocoque platform for the next-gen X5.
Powering the new X6 will be a variety of engines: a 3.0-liter, twin-scroll turbocharged engine, a sequential twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel, a tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder and a revised twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. All engines will see addition bumps in performance compared to today’s models and will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
An X6 ActiveHybrid will also be in development, mating the twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with an electric motor.
[Source: Autocar UK]
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