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21 July 2009


The new BMW X6 xDrive50i, claims BMW, adds an incomparably dynamic variant to the line-up of BMW X Models, boasting a particularly sporting eight-cylinder. Displacing 4,4-litres, the new V8 power unit in the BMW X6 xDrive50i features Twin Turbo technology and direct petrol injection, allowing a maximum output of 300 kW throughout a broad range of engine speed from 5500 – 6400 r/min. Engine torque reaches its peak of 600 Nm throughout an unusually large speed range from 1750 – 4500 r/min.

The Sports Activity Coupé will accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in a scintillating 5,4 seconds, with top speed restricted to 250 km/h.

The new V8 power unit is also the most efficient engine in its class, again according to BMW. Combined with a number of further technologies developed in the overall context of BMW EfficientDynamics, the engine gives the

BMW X6 xDrive50i fuel consumption and emission figures significantly better than other eight-cylinder vehicles competing with the BMW X Models. Average fuel consumption of the BMW X6 xDrive50i is 12,5 litres/100 km, while the CO2 rating is 329 grams per kilometre.

This new xDrive50i might well boast incredible performance, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet: an “M” version of the X6,as well as the X5, is on its way and the 4,4-litre V8 of that vehicle will produce 414 kW, meaning a 0 – 100 km/h sprint in just 4,7 seconds?

Prices for the new X6 xDrive50i are as follows:

BMW X6 xDrive50i Standard model R890 500
BMW X6 xDrive50i Sport model R906 000
BMW X6 xDrive50i Exclusive model R926 800
BMW X6 xDrive50i Innovation model R939 100
BMW X6 xDrive50i Individual model R967 500

  • LunchHour

    Nearly R1m for that! No thanks. An M5 Estate or Range Rover Supercharged will be a much better bet. I’m still struggling to see the point of a coupe-esq SUV. Eish.

  • Kevin

    I thought by now this ugly bug would have been discontinued.Apparently there are enough people who actually want ugly cars to keep this thing alive.