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by George Skentzos

When you hear the name Falcon in the automotive world – in Australia at least, a hulking great tuned BMW X6 is likely to be the last thing on your mind.

The AC Schnitzer X6 Falcon follows the styling features of its X5-based sibling while building upon the inherent performance dynamics of the new BMW X6.

The already impressive handling of the X6 has been further improved with countless laps around the North Circuit of the Nürburgring by chassis developers and engineering director Manfred Wollgarten.

2009 AC Schnitzer X6 Falcon

The aerodynamics package, styled by chief designer Michele Viandante includes a front skirt with integrated air intakes and repositioned fog lamps, a dynamically contoured spoiler edge and rear skirt painted in body colour throughout.

With some of the best petrol engines in the world, only the diesel models have so far been tinkered with the 30d and 35d up to 200kW from 173kW and 228kW from 210kW respectively.

2009 AC Schnitzer X6 Falcon

A twin-flow exhaust system from AC Schnitzer Racing Design is also added which produces a far deeper engine note with dual chrome exhaust.

The wheels are AC Schnitzer 22-inch custom alloy Type VII design available in either black or silver.

2009 AC Schnitzer X6 Falcon

RamSpeed Australia will have the AC Schnitzer X6 Falcon available by March 2009.




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