When our photographer brought us the first pictures of the new BMW X6 from Frankfurt, we began to wonder, who exactly will buy the X6? It’s not a traditional SUV and it’s not exactly a Crossover either. It’s more like a mix between the BMW 5 series and the X5.
The X6 concept at Frankfurt is said to be nearly identical to the production version, so what you see here is what you’re going to see on the road in a few years time.
BMW will offer the X6 with a choice of a Two Mode hybrid powertrain which the German company says will cut the fuel bill by at least 20 percent.
So who exactly will buy this environmentally friendly vehicle? Based on the current generation X5, the X6 has all the same capabilities as the X5, but with more style. Perhaps its a similar story between the M5 and the M6.
BMW calls it a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) because of the steeply sloped roof that give the car a more dynamic and sporty look. BMW is hoping the X6 will appeal to those currently not too fond of driving around in an SUV, but looking to exchange their sedan for something a little more practical while retaining the style.
Confirmed to be the same size as the X5, the only main difference apart from the looks will be the X6’s smaller cargo space, but just how many current X5 owners use all their cargo space anyway?
The X6 can easily get away with not being regarded as another SUV in traffic, perhaps that’s the car’s biggest selling point, but you tell us, who will buy the X6? Would you?