Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Andy_Bangle

MY2012 BMW X5 & X6 Changes

3 posts in this topic

Starting from April 2011, BMW X6 customers will be able to specify the crossover model with a three-seat rear bench. Up until now, the X6 was offered exclusively with a four-seat layout. The extra accommodation is available for all X6 models with the exception of the X6 ActiveHybrid, and can also be ordered for the X6 M. Besides the third seat that replaces the previous storage unit between the two rear passengers, the five-seat model also gets new leather options.

BMW also announced that the new batch of X6 models will feature shift paddles on the steering wheel whose operating logic follows the principle familiar from the M cars: for manual shifting of the eight-speed Sport automatic transmission, the right paddle is used for upshifts and the left for downshifts.

Furthermore, both the BMW X5 and X6 can be ordered with new Y-spoke design 20-inch alloy wheels shod in 275/40 and 315/35 front and rear tires respectively, plus a Comfort Access system that illuminates the car’s surroundings, and an updated range of ConnectedDrive services. The latter includes the BMW Apps option, which means that iPhone users will be able to access Facebook, Twitter and international radio stations, regardless of the car’s location.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Furthermore, both the BMW X5 and X6 can be ordered with new Y-spoke design 20-inch alloy wheels shod in 275/40 and 315/35 front and rear tires respectively, plus a Comfort Access system that illuminates the car’s surroundings, and an updated range of ConnectedDrive services. The latter includes the BMW Apps option, which means that iPhone users will be able to access Facebook, Twitter and international radio stations, regardless of the car’s location.

I fear MrMe's in a whole lotta trouble now - if MrsMe finds this out !!! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nah, I looked into this after it was mentioned the other day and none of the options they're giving are things that would have changed our choice.

We've already specced the 20" wheels and I don't like the Y Spoke style they've now introducing. They're also introducing a style called Streamline - and they are rather odd to say the least. Very retro in my view.

Nothing changes in the look of the car and I don't think we'd have bought comfort access. Then again she probably would have done given the choice because she appeared to go down the options list as if someone had written at the top 'Tick all boxes'.

I'm relaxed over it now. It's pointless me losing my temper with them because it isn't going to change anything, and she seems very relaxed indeed about it. She even said that maybe it was better to arrive 4-5 weeks later because the weather might be better and "you might not have to wash it as often".:roflmao:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0