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by Matt Brogan

The new BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupé has won German magazine Off-Road’s ‘Four by Four of the Year 2009’ in the Crossover category.

Many of the attributes that helped win the X6 this prestigious award are those reflected in CarAdvice’s very own review including outstanding driving dynamics, coupé-like styling, high levels of grip and driving pleasure.

In a double win for BMW, the X5 also achieved a podium position in the Luxury SUV category.

“The outstanding driving dynamics and unique design of the BMW X6 are obviously the driving forces behind its popularity,” said BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Guenther Seemann. “We have seen a similar level of enthusiasm and passion for the BMW X6 in Australia. Since launch in the latter part of 2008 we have delivered close to 350 examples. Australian luxury vehicle buyers are voting with their wallets. The BMW X6 raises agility, steering precision, stability and traction to new dimensions in a vehicle of this size. So it is not surprising Australian drivers love it.”

The application of BMW EfficientDynamics technology to the X6 also results in low fuel consumption and reduced emissions of CO2. The X6 range comprises petrol and diesel six-cylinder engines (BMW X6 xDrive35i and xDrive35d), as well as the just-arrived twin turbo 300 kW V8 petrol powered X6 xDrive50i. BMW EfficientDynamics permits the BMW X6 to achieve efficiency that until recently would have been regarded as inconceivable for its category and performance class.

BMW will soon introduce a further innovative X Series member, in the form of the production version of the recently unveiled BMW Concept X1. This vehicle will create a new premium all-wheel drive compact




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