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BMW X6 controversial but successful, says car maker

BMW has admitted its BMW X6 has been a controversial model, but says the coupe SUV has been vindicated by global sales and new upcoming rivals. The X6 caused a stir when it was introduced in 2008 with an aggressively designed shape that also incorporated a dramatically sloping roof that limited its practicality despite being bigger than the BMW X5 on which it was based...

BMW X6 M50d triple-turbo diesel heralds arrival of M Performance

The BMW X6 M50d has arrived in Australia as the first in a wave of new M Performance vehicles that are essentially a diluted version of the German car maker’s high-power, flagship models. BMW says the M Performance models will fill a gap between the top end versions of its regular models and its renowned high-performance cars and SUVs produced by M Gmbh...

BMW X6 facelift unveiled ahead of mid-2012 launch

BMW has released official images of the updated version of its flagship SUV – the BMW X6 – which will land in Australia in the middle of 2012. The big news for the upgraded, 2012 BMW X6 is the addition of the new X6 M50d variant, which comes under the brand’s recently revealed BMW M Performance Automobiles range. The X6 M50d will be powered by a 3...

BMW X5 and X6 M50d triple-turbo SUVs revealed

BMW Australia will launch two high-performance SUVs with triple-turbo diesel engines around the middle of this year. The German luxury sports manufacturer has taken the wraps off the first three vehicles in its new M Performance Automobiles range: the X5 M50d, X6 M50d and the 5-Series-based M550d. All three will officially debut at the 2012 Geneva motor show in March...

Audi confirms crossover coupe to rival BMW X6

Volkswagen’s design boss has confirmed Audi will produce a crossover coupe to go head-to-head with the BMW X6. Volkswagen Group design director Walter de’Silva told Automotive News Europe Audi has given the green light to production of the new SUV, which is expected to be called the Audi Q6...

BMW X6 M50d video sneak peek

BMW has released a teaser video of what could be the first ever diesel-powered M production car. The clip – titled ‘A new chapter powered by M. Step 1.’ – shows a hazy BMW X6 carving up the road. The tell-tale sign that is no ordinary M car is the badge on the boot, which, despite being heavily pixelated, clearly ends in a ‘d’ – BMW’s designation for its diesel-powered vehicles...

2012 BMW X6 facelift spy shots

BMW has been spotted testing a prototype version of the new facelifted 2012 BMW X6 out in public. The revised SUV will feature mild styling tweaks including new headlights and a new front apron and grille fascia, as well as a rumoured additional variant called the xDrive50d, with a large and powerful diesel engine...

2011 BMW X6 xDrive30d on sale in Australia

BMW Australia has expanded its luxury sports crossover line-up with the introduction of an entry-level diesel model to the BMW X6 range: the BMW X6 xDrive30d. The launch of the X6 xDrive30d means the BMW X6 range now starts at $109,900 (manufacturer’s list price, excluding government and dealer charges)...

Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class to rival BMW X6: report

Mercedes-Benz is apparently thinking of bringing out a new Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class sports SUV to rival the BMW X6. According to a report by Auto Bild in Germany, Mercedes-Benz has seen this segment of vehicle is a popular choice for buyers, with successful sales being reported of the BMW X6 and high sales expected of the new Range Rover Evoque...

2011 BMW X6 xDrive30d available in Australia

BMW has announced the arrival of the 2011 BMW X6 xDrive30d to the Australian market. Due to popular demand, BMW Australia has had no choice but the bring the favourable 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine into the BMW X6 lineup. According to BMW Australia, over half of the BMW X5 SUVs sold in the country are fitted with the 3.0-litre diesel engine...

Audi Q6 SUV coupe to take on BMW X6: report

The BMW X6 has always been referred to in automotive circles as the answer to the question that nobody asked, but according to reports out of Germany, Audi may be working on its own answer to that question. Dubbed the Audi Q6, the vehicle would slot in between the smaller Q5 soft-roader and the full-size Q7 SUV, and would compete directly with BMW’s so-called ‘Sports Activity Coupe’...