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  • FRUGAL_ONE

    *****PRIMO!*****

    Seen one parked next to a Rextona by SSangyong, you know what, THE BMW DESIGN TEAM COPIED THE KOREANS!

    :-)

    Cheers

    F-0

  • http://www.ausringers.com Liam

    Even though Tom Ford reckons the X6 drives really well, I still can’t see the point in this travesty. Cracking engine, though!

  • Iz

    Anyone else hate how “xDrive” sounds as a badge name?

    If I ever get one (dream on), I’d tick the model designation delete option, cant stand the sound of it.

    What was wrong with the simple designations like 3.0sd and 4.8i etc? (Or better yet, who hired the 10yr old to name things..)

    Sure its BMW’s attempt to promote their x-Drive AWD system, but still, you dont see Toyota naming their Prius the HYBRID SYNERGY DRIVE Prius do you? It just says Prius. With a little badge saying “Hybrid Synergy Drive” underneath it.

  • B///M3

    Fantastic car!!!!! Although for $145,000 the E90 ///M3 is a lot more tempting though.

  • Devil666

    Anyone else a little underwhelmed by those figures for a TTV8? I can imagine the torque curve is flat enough to serve a banquet on but 9kw off the M3′s NA 4.0? Something is not right.

  • GTRmon

    I agree devil. Classic case of undertuning. Give it a new map, pumps and injectors, redo IHE, you’ve got yourself surely an easy 350-400. Hell, with larger turbos, thing should pull way over the 400 mark, with a bit of lag as a trade off.

    Still hate this car though. No SUV will ever be a performance car. Full stop. Put this engine in the M3 and I’ll start saving now.

  • victory

    I agree Iz. Not a fan of the badge name. I went to the launch of the X6 at Adelaide Motors and seeing that badge on the door kind of cheapens the car. keep it simple BMW. nice car though, no doubt.

  • Twilight

    i’d buy one…

    the fact is, YES the engine statistics may dissapoint some, but read the article, it has intentionally been de-tuned.

    this is because BMW take pride in there ‘M’ vehicles, and if this power output where to surpass or be better than an ‘M’ variant, then whats the point? (only new M car i can think of with less power would be the Z4-M, but thats a small roadster with better 0-100 times etc..)

    just wait for the X6-M, that thing is gonna absolutely hammer! *can’t wait*

  • http://deleted Alex

    Ahhh, BMW trying to go green with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. Emphasize the word “trying”. GTRmon, dont say no SUV will ever be a performance car because no doubt one day youll look stupid for it. I dont like performance SUVs but they will get there.

  • ChopstaR87

    Yes the NA V8 of the M3 does have more Kws – 309Kw to the 300Kw in the X6… but the M3 only has 400Nm and the X6 actually has 600Nm so it does have more power

  • GTRmon

    Alex, there are these crazy things called “centre of mass” and “body roll”. That’s why you can’t make a performance SUV.
    Plus the design philosophy is all wrong. A performance car is about minimal compromises. An SUV is about space and convenience. You can’t mix the two, ever.

    Take a high performance “family sedan” like a HSV GTS, it’s still not as fast as a Corvette. Compromise, it’s all about compromise.

  • Captain Mainwaring

    The more you see of this pig, it doesn’t get any prettier.

  • Alex

    GTRmon, I disagree because we didn’t have stability control 15 years ago and that changed things alot so maybe they’ll invent something else. I suppose we’ll find out.

  • Ty

    Whoever suggested putting bigger tubos on this thing is kidding themselves. They are quick spool like the 3 litre TT. Very hard engine to remap as well but the experts will get around that as they did the 3 litre. Don’t take as gospel what BMW quote the figures as, they are only for the glossy brochures. There have been many who have driven 335i’s straight off the showroom floor in the states to their mates dyno machines and ran numbers 10-15 % higher than what BMW have claimed. I think you will find thay have undertstated the power of this car as well.

    Being turbo charged it will also be heavily affected by altitude and temperature.

  • Reckless1

    Saw three of these while driving through Toorak last week.

    Hideous in the flesh.

  • icejagans

    doesn’t go off road does it?

  • someone

    you aussies you never learn something about hot and nice cars,, damn you all who say that x6 is bad car,, you go and drive ur cheap ford and holden which is really crappy and full of plastic and never ever compare german car with ur shitty bad quality cars and you all cant even ride luxury can and stick ur asses in old japanese cars which you think its nice which are rubbish..

  • Perth

    I borrowed one of these for a weekend. Could not fault the handling and drive. I just wish they were built in Germany and not USA. Generally, the quality of US made BMWs are much more inferior compared to the Germans. I have an X5 and a new 325i coupe. They are miles apart in quality. But X6 is an amazing vehicle. Get one before oil runs out!.

  • andre

    the ultimate wanker machine….

  • Angus

    “andre Says:
    September 29th, 2008 at 8:12 pm
    the ultimate wanker machine….”

    Who needs a wanker machine when you can just write in forums for nothing?

    Andre, you’ve demonstrated just how effective it can be!!

  • George

    awesome engine. dont like the look of it. basically a sedan put on a 4×4 suspension, looks strange. we have the twin turbo diesel x5 which i think is so much better, especially with such awesome fuel economy while still nearly being as quick as the v8 x5

  • Saan_89

    سلام
    مرسي

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BMW X6 Specs

Car Details
Make
BMW
Model
X6
Variant
xDRIVE 35i
Series
E71
Year
2008
Body Type
4D COUPE
Seats
4
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
TURBO MPFI
Engine Size
3.0L
Cylinders
TURBO 6
Max. Torque
400Nm @  1300rpm
Max. Power
225kW @  5800rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
108.7W/kg
Bore & Stroke
84x89.6mm
Compression Ratio
10.2
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
6 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.91
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
85
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
12.1L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
2070
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1690mm
Length
4877mm
Width
1983mm
Ground Clearance
170mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:2700  Unbrake:750
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
12.8
Front Rim Size
9x19
Rear Rim Size
9x19
Front Tyres
255/50 R19
Rear Tyres
255/50 R19
Wheel Base
2933
Front Track
1644
Rear Track
1706
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones, Power front seat Driver, Sport Seats
Control & Handling
19 Inch Alloy Wheels
Driver
Cruise Control, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering, Reversing Camera, Satellite Navigation, Trip Computer
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker, Radio CD with 6 Speakers
Exterior
Fog Lights - Front, Power Mirrors
Interior
Leather Upholstery, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control
Optional Features
Exterior
Metallic Paint
Other
Service Interval
12 months /  25,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-M-7
Country of Origin
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA