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  • 2011 BMW X6 (xDrive35i, xDrive50i)

    Based very closely on the popular X6 Concept, BMW first launched the X6 coupe-crossover for the 2009 model year, calling it a "Sport Activity Coupe." Along with the wild exterior comes an all-new twin-turbo V8 that will find its way into other new BMWs in the coming years.

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    BMW is the first automaker to bring such an SUV to market, although other automakers are said to be planning similar coupe-like utility vehicles. Land Rover, for example, recently unveiled its LRX coupe-crossover concept.

    Compared with the concept, very little has changed. In fact, you'll have a hard time noticing any differences at all. The only obvious design tweak was made to the crossover's side windows. On the concept, the B- and C-pillars are not visible, but on the production car they clearly divide up the glass.

    Even the X6's complex front fender design made it to production. Each front quarter panel surrounds the entire headlamp, creating a very seamless appearance. The X6's aggressive front fascia is also carried over from the concept, with its large air intakes and stylish fog lamps.

    Daring design

    As the photos show, the X6 is anything but a conservative design.

    The X6's roofline begins arching downward after the B-pillar and continues plunging right to the X6's rising waistline. As a result, second-row headroom and rear cargo volume are both compromised.

    The new X6 is longer and lower than the new X5, seating only four. But what the sporty X6 loses in seating and storage, it gains in performance.

    Compared to the X5, the X6 has almost an inch of additional wheelbase length, and two inches of added width. The overall height of the X6 is a whopping 3.3 inches lower than that of the X5.

    All-new twin-turbocharged V8
    The range-topping X6 xDrive50i is propelled by an all-new twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 unit producing 400 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 446 pound-feet of torque between 1750 rpm and 4500 rpm. The sprint to 62 mph takes just 5.4 seconds and fuel economy is estimated at around 19 mpg (U.S. gallons).

    The engine is designed as a replacement to the company's current 4.8-liter naturally-aspirated V8. It is expected to filter into other models like the 5-Series, 6-Series and 7-Series in the near future.

    The engine seems to represent the second stage in a shift at BMW from high-displacement naturally-aspirated motors to slightly smaller turbocharged powerplants. BMW's twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine that powers the 335i and 135i has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, and it appears BMW is hoping for similar results with its new V8.

    The X6's other engine is also a twin-turbo setup. The xDrive35i comes with the aforementioned 3.0-liter inline-six from the 335i, producing 300 horsepower.

  • REVIEW:

  • 2011 BMW X6 (xDrive35i, xDrive50i)

    MECHANICAL

    • 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 300-hp 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, Valvetronic, piezo direct fuel injection, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
    • 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC), Sport and steptronic Manual shift modes, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
    • xDrive all-wheel-drive system
    • Trailer hitch prewiring
    • Double wishbone front suspension
    • Lightweight multi-link integral rear suspension
    • Engine-speed-sensitive power steering
    • 4-wheel anti-lock ventilated disc brakes; electronic front/rear proportioning
    • Chrome exhaust tips (dual rectangular shape on X6 xDrive50i and ActiveHybrid X6)

    EXTERIOR

    • Star Spoke (Style 232) 19 x 9.0 light alloy wheels and 255/50 run-flat all-season tires
    • Metallic paint
    • 2-way power glass moonroof with "one-touch" operation, sliding interior sunshade, and wind deflector
    • Matte-black finish on side-window frame and door-sill trim
    • Xenon Adaptive Headlights with auto-leveling and Corona headlight-rings
    • Automatic headlight on/off control
    • Halogen free-form foglights with Cornering Lights function
    • Adaptive Brake Lights
    • Dual power outside mirrors
    • Intermittent rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable and vehicle-speed-sensitive wiping interval, single-wipe control, windshield-washer system with heated washer jets
    • Body-color exterior door handles
    • Power tailgate

    INTERIOR

    • Engine Start/Stop button
    • 10-way power-adjustable driver's and passenger's bucket seats and memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors
    • Split-folding rear seats
    • Nevada Leather upholstery (covers all seating surfaces, headrests, door armrests, front center console armrest)
    • Front-seat center console with armrest, storage compartment, and auxiliary input
    • Rear-seat center armrest
    • 3-spoke leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic multi-function sport steering wheel with paddle shifters
    • Electronic analog instrumentation with LED illumination
    • Outside-temperature display
    • iDrive system with on-board computer and Controller, and 6 programmable memory buttons
    • Service Interval Indicator and Check Control vehicle monitor
    • Vehicle & Key Memory
    • Power windows with key-off operation, "one-touch" opening and closing of all door windows, and anti-trapping feature
    • Dynamic Cruise Control
    • Anti-theft alarm system with keyhead remote operation interior motion detector
    • Central locking system and Coded Driveaway Protection
    • Automatic front climate control with separate left/right temperature settings, automatic air conditioning, and recirculation control
    • Active-charcoal micro-filter ventilation
    • Rear-window defroster
    • Dual cupholders front and rear
    • Auxiliary pwr outlet
    • Ash Grain Wood interior trim
    • Time-delay courtesy lights automatically activate when driver's door handle is lifted, remote control is used, or engine is turned off
    • Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors
    • Fully finished cargo area
    • Retractable cargo cover

    Safety

    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), and Dynamic Brake Control
    • Dynamic Performance Control
    • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
    • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
    • Front- and rear-compartment Head Protection System (HPS) with front side-impact airbags
    • Park Distance Control (front and rear)
    • Automatic tilt-down of right outside mirror for visibility of curb when backing up
    • Crash sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
    • Rollover sensor that triggers airbags and safety-belt pretensioners in the event of a rollover
    • 3-point safety belts and head restraints at all seating positions
    • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
    • Active Head Restraints in front seats
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • 2011 BMW X6 (xDrive35i, xDrive50i)

    Vehicle

    • EPA Classification
      4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
    • EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
      - TBD -

    Engine

    • Engine Type
      Turbocharged Gas I6
    • Displacement
      3.0L/182
    • Fuel System
      - TBD -
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
      300 @ 5800
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM
      300 @ 1400-5000

    Transmission

    • Drivetrain
      All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code
      205
    • Trans Type
      6
    • Trans Description Cont.
      Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1)
      4.17
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1)
      2.34
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1)
      1.52
    • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
      1.14
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
      0.87
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
      0.69
    • Reverse Ratio (:1)
      3.40
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
      3.91
    • Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
      - TBD -
    • Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
      - TBD -

    Mileage

    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
      18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
      15
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
      20

    Electrical

    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
      - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
      210

    Cooling System

    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
      - TBD -

    Weight Information

    • Base Curb Weight (lbs)
      4894

    Trailering

    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
      - TBD -
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
      - TBD -
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
      - TBD -
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
      - TBD -

    Suspension

    • Suspension Type - Front
      Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear
      Multilink
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
      Integrated
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
      - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
      - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
      - TBD -

    Brakes

    • Brake Type
      Pwr
    • Brake ABS System
      4 Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or )
      Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or )
      Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
      13.7 x - TBD -
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
      14.4 x - TBD -

    Tires

    • Front Tire Order Code
      - TBD -
    • Rear Tire Order Code
      - TBD -
    • Front Tire Size
      P275/40R20
    • Front Tire Size
      P255/50R19
    • Rear Tire Size
      P255/50R19
    • Rear Tire Size
      P315/35R20
    • Spare Tire Size
      Compact

    Wheels

    • Front Wheel Size (in)
      19 x 9.0
    • Front Wheel Size (in)
      20 x 10.0
    • Rear Wheel Size (in)
      20 x 11.0
    • Rear Wheel Size (in)
      19 x 9.0
    • Spare Wheel Size (in)
      - TBD -
    • Front Wheel Material
      Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material
      Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material
      Aluminum

    Steering

    • Steering Type
      Pwr Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
      19.5
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
      - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
      42
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
      - TBD -

    Fuel Tank

    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
      22.5

    Exterior Dimensions

    • Wheelbase (in)
      115.5
    • Length, Overall (in)
      192.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
      78.1
    • Height, Overall (in)
      66.5
    • Track Width, Front (in)
      64.7
    • Track Width, Front (in)
      - TBD -
    • Track Width, Rear (in)
      67.2
    • Track Width, Rear (in)
      - TBD -
    • Min Ground Clearance (in)
      - TBD -
    • Rear Door Opening Height (in)
      - TBD -
    • Rear Door Opening Width (in)
      - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in)
      - TBD -

    Cargo Area Dimensions

    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
      - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
      - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
      - TBD -
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
      - TBD -
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
      59.7
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
      - TBD -

    Interior Dimensions

    • Passenger Capacity
      4
    • Passenger Volume (ft³)
      - TBD -
    • Front Head Room (in)
      38.3
    • Front Leg Room (in)
      40.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in)
      - TBD -
    • Front Hip Room (in)
      - TBD -
    • Second Head Room (in)
      37.2
    • Second Leg Room (in)
      35.9
    • Second Shoulder Room (in)
      - TBD -
    • Second Hip Room (in)
      - TBD -

    Summary

    • Vehicle Name
      X6
    • Body Style
      4dr Sports Activity Coupe
  • 2011 BMW X6 (xDrive35i, xDrive50i)

    CRASH/ROLLOVER RATINGS

    • No Crash Safety Ratings Available

    SAFETY FEATURES

    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), and Dynamic Brake Control
    • Dynamic Performance Control
    • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
    • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
    • Front- and rear-compartment Head Protection System (HPS) with front side-impact airbags
    • Park Distance Control (front and rear)
    • Automatic tilt-down of right outside mirror for visibility of curb when backing up
    • Crash sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
    • Rollover sensor that triggers airbags and safety-belt pretensioners in the event of a rollover
    • 3-point safety belts and head restraints at all seating positions
    • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
    • Active Head Restraints in front seats
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire Pressure Monitor


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