2018 BMW X6: News, Changes, Specs, Price

With the powerful engines, agile dynamics and attractive
design, the X6 is fun to drive and appealing to the eye but you
should be ready to trade some of the utility for the sporty,
coupe-like profile. The model debuted in 2008 and the second
generation arrived for the 2015 model year. BMW upgraded iDrive
system and added a few features for the 2017 model. The new
version of this model comes as the 2018 BMW X6. What should we
expect?

Changes:

While we a had chance to see the prototype model of the
new-generation X5, the next X6 is still out of reach. The
all-new X5 comes faster than we expected as the current
generation debuted in 2014. Considering that X6 shares much of
its power hardware and body design with the X5, we should also
expect that this model will also cut down BMW’s usual life
cycle. Like the new X5, this model will also adopt the new CLAR
platform and engine range similar to the redesigned 5-Series
sedan. However, that will likely happen in next model years
while the 2018 version could see moderate updates.

2018 BMW X6

2018 BMW X6: Styling

Before the X6 switches to the new CLAR platform, we don’t
expect to see any radical change in model’s appearance. Even
then, the styling shouldn’t go far from BMW’s signature design
language. Nevertheless, the current X6 already has enough
effects to turn heads. Sculpted body lines, sporty bumpers,
coupe-like profile combined with the attractive wheels will
again stand out the 2018 BMW X6 from the crowd of the
conventional crossover SUVs and with some new details BMW might
also make things even more interesting but we don’t see radical
changes in the horizon for the 2018 model.

Interior, Equipment:

The cabin of the X6 will be another example of BMW’s impressive
craftsmanship. All models will feature premium quality
materials and comfortable seats. Rear seat comfort will pay the
price for the sports roofline but legroom will be satisfying.
The front passengers will enjoy high-end treatment if the
multicontour seat option would be your choice.

On the other hand, the model will feature BMW’s familiar
dashboard design with the touchscreen interface sourced from
the 7-Series model. The screen will measure 10.3 inches and
system supports gesture and voice commands. The standard
features will also include 18-inch wheels, LED adaptive
headlamps, LED taillights and front accents, dual-zone climate
control, navigation, power, sports front seats, memory
functions, etc.

The options list will cover premium Harman Kardon sound system,
ventilated seats, adaptive dampers, etc. The M performance
package will add unique exterior and trim accents, special
wheels, lowered suspension, etc.

The model will also include list of advanced driver’s aids
common for all modern vehicles. There will be adaptive cruise
control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot
monitoring, automatic braking, etc.

2018 BMW X6

2018 BMW X6: Performance

The engine range of the 2018 BMW X6 should fit with the current
offer. A 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 will produce around
300 horsepower and matching torque. The rear-wheel drive will
be available by default while the all-wheel drive will come as
an option. The four-wheel drive will be mandatory with the
4.4-liter V-8 turbo. The power it delivers will be around 450
hp and torque around 480 lb-ft. The 8-speed automatic will, of
course, come with all engine options.

The M version will also arrive with the 4.4-liter twin-turbo
V-8. However, the power it can make will reach 570 hp and
torque 555 lb-ft.

2018 BMW X6

2018 BMW X6: Release, Price

The 2018 BMW X6 should present itself in the first half of
2018. The price range should start from around $63, 000. The
changes which will mimic the new X5 will likely come in a year
of two. However, we don’t exclude that BMW is preparing some
early surprises.