2015 BMW X6 to Shed Weight, Gain More Aggressive Styling

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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