2020 BMW X6 revealed with twin-turbo V8 and “illuminated” grille

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BMW X6 has reached in its third generation and is now more powerful, sculpted and additional tech than before. 2020 BMW X6 is underpinned by familiar BMW Cluster Architecture (CLAR) just like its sibling X5. Nonetheless, the new platform doesn’t take away from its sculpted look and is still a sharp looking CUV with illuminated grille when opted with exterior enhancements. Entry level 2020 BMW X6 sDrive40i and xDrive40i will be using 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six offering an output of 335hp and 447 Nm of torque. If we compare these figures with outgoing model, it is increment of 33hp and 47Nm of torque.

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BMW sDrive takes 5.2 seconds to hot 60mph from zero whereas xDrive model takes 5.3 seconds. Most powerful version is the 2020 BMW X6 M50i comes with 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It produces an output of 523hpand 750 Nm of torque which is an increase of 78hp and 100Nm over its predecessor. X6 M50i takes 4.1 seconds to hit 0-60mph (improvement of 0.5 seconds over predecessor) and top speed is limited at 155 mph. Towing capacity of 7,200 pounds with help of factory trailer package. The inline-six and V8 version of X6 utilizes common eight-speed automatic transmission.

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2020 BMW X6 gets BMW Live Cockpit with iDrive that consist of 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch central touchscreen, and optional features such as “Hew, BMW” voice assistant, advanced gesture controls, wi-fi connectivity, wireless charging, and wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility (annual fees required). Standard safety equipment includes BMW’s Active Driving Assistant that includes blind-spot detection, forward collision warning, and park distance control. For additional fees, X6 buyers would get more equipment such as lane-keep assist, automatic lane-change assist, side-collision avoidance and others. 2020 BMW X6 sDrive40i is priced from $64,300 in the United States excluding destination fees of $995. Asking price of xDrive40i is $66,600 and the M50i has a starting price of $85,650. BMW X6 will be built at US facility at Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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