The third-generation BMW X6 will arrive in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2019 with sleek proportions, new infotainment systems, as well as the interesting option of BMW’s new high-capacity towing system across all models.

The new BMW X6 has grown in length, width and wheelbase but a reduction in overall height to suit its sporting exterior.

Both parts of the frontal design are framed by a common surround. An oft-ticked option is likely to be the “Iconic Glow” illuminated grille.

The new interior is designed to create what BMW says is, “An exclusive and focused experience with a high level of luxury.”

It features high levels of workmanship and uses premium materials such as Vernasca leather upholstery.

The BMW X6 now has a 40:20:40-split second row seats to increase versatility.

BMW_X6_forwardLuggage capacity can increase from 580 litres to as much as 1530 litres.

All models come have BMW Live Cockpit Professional and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, the latter taking communication between driver and vehicle to a new level.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional includes a customisable, high-resolution instrument cluster with an impressive 12.3-inch display. The centre-mounted Control Display is also 12.3 inches in size and delivers super sharp clarity when controlling vehicle functions.

The BMW X6 sold here will have the M Sport package across all three models.

Three engines are offered: 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol, 250kW, max. torque 450Nm, 0-100km/h 5.5 secs; 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel, 195kW, max. torque 620Nm, 0-100km/h 6.5 secs; 4.4-litre Twin Turbo V8, 390kW, max. torque 750Nm, 0-100km/h 4.3 secs.


All power units are mated to an eight-speed Sport Steptronic transmission.

All three BMW X6 models are available with a BMW towing solution that includes an integrated hitch receiver, bespoke control unit and specific vehicle wiring harness.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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