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The X6 for 2015.

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BMW are busy boys and girls at the moment!  The Test Drivers can't have much time to stretch their legs, eat, sleep and poo!  They are always being photographed in new cars!!!!

 

Anyway, I digress, so back to the X6, it's due for replacement don't cha-know.  Here are some pictures of a test mule along with some basic details, including the possibility of that tri-turbo 3.0 straight six engine!

 

 

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This test mule was pictured at Germany's Nurburgring race track. The final production model is expected to launch late next year.

 

The new, second-generation X6 will act as a sister car to the third-generation X5, and will form part of an expanding range of sporty SUVs from BMW, which will also include new X2 and X4 models, bolstering the manufacturer's dedicated four-wheel drive offering to six by 2016.

 

As we can see from these spy shots, the X6 adopts a more aggressive appearence than the current model, moving away from the X5 in terms of both shape and detail. It's also grown in size, rising from 4877 mm to around 4910 mm – a move aimed at giving more interior space.

 

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Power is likely to come from a new range of twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-litre diesel and tri-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engines, as well as a selection of upgraded 4.4-litre V8 petrols for both standard and M division cars. A hybrid version, combining the 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor, is also in development. 

 

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The new X6 is based on a shortened version of the same platform found on the new X5. Made largely of steel, this is said to bring significant weight savings, as will the new axle assemblies, which the X6 shares with the 5-series.

 

 

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Yawn....

 

Perhaps if they was painted orange with gold flake and slightly on fire I might give it a second glance.

 

Everything from large manufacturers seems ever so generic these days - perhaps thats their marketing strategy - a 'single model' in so many variants you don't need to look at another manufacturer.

 

After several years of austerity, I wonder where these will price. High, I would imagine. :blink:

 

My priorities have changed these days, the world is moving on, I wouldn't buy one.

 

Now, a 3 wheel Morgan on the other hand.... thats more me.

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