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Our intrepid clandestine photographers have snapped a few shots of the next-generation BMW X6 as its circles the legendary Nürburgring in Germany. Here’s what we know about this upcoming “sports activity coupe.”
BMW has revealed an update to its X6 Sports Activity Coupe for 2013 featuring some styling changes, adaptive LED headlights, new paint colors, wheels and interior choices, plus a new M Performance Package.
The 2013 BMW X6 will be offered in two models in the U.S., the X6 xDrive50i and the X6 xDrive35i. The xDrive50i will be powered by a 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine with 400-hp while the xDrive35i features the ever-popular 300-hp, TwinPower Turbo inline-six. Both engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The New M Performance Package is worth getting excited about which offers a 15-hp and 30 lb-ft of torque increase to the xDrive35i while the xDrive50i benefits with an increase of 40-hp and 30 lb-ft of torque. The package also comes with 20-inch wheels, black chrome exhaust tips, stainless steel pedals, M foot rest and door sills, shadowline exterior trim, anthracite headliner and optional Carbon Black metallic paint.
But those wanting the true M performance can opt for the X6M which still features the V8 engine with 555-hp with a six-speed M Sport automatic transmission.
Worth mentioning is that BMW announced more than 150,000 X6s have been sold globally in the last three years with over 20,000 of them sold in America. The 2013 BMW X6 is expected to hit North American dealerships in the spring of 2012. No pricing was announced.