Ahead of its official public debut at the Paris Motor Show 2014, the online configurator for the 2014 BMW X6 has just gone online! Alongside the release of the configurator, it has been confirmed that prices in the U.S. start from $61,900 excluding the $950 destination and handling charge.
Straight away, the visual changes are apparent on the new BMW X6. Generally speaking, the new car maintains a similar profile to the outgoing model with its swooped roofline stretching to the high rear-hatch. However, all the panels are new with those on the side adding a particularly nice sense of purpose and aggression to the 2015 BMW X6.
When compared to the current X6, the new one is 32 mm longer, 6 mm wider and 33 mm taller. Importantly however, the wheelbase has remained unchanged with it totalling 2933 mm. Thanks to the extra size of the car, luggage space with the rear seats in place is up by 10 litres to 580 litres while that figure grows to 1525 litres with the rear seats folded in a 40:20:40 configuration. All up, an additional 75 litres of luggage space is available which will be perfect for many X6 owners.
When the new BMW X6 launches later this year, it will initially be offered in three different trim levels. Further down the road, additional variations will be added. The entry-level car is the xDrive30d with it featuring a 3.0-litre straight-six cylinder diesel engine delivering 255 hp. Following the xDrive30d is the tri-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six diesel from the M50d. This powertrain delivers 376 hp and more importantly, 740 Nm of torque. Finally, the current range-topping xDrive50i delivers a brutal 443 hp from its 4.4-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol engine. All three of these models come standard in all-wheel drive configuration with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.