The German-based automaker BMW is currently working to improve and revise its X6 crossover before hitting the U.S. market next year as 2015 models. As we’ve heard from some reliable sources, the 2015 BMW X6 will most likely get some important changes with a redesign and revision on its exterior and interior.
On the other hand, the second-generation X6 will reportedly use the same platform as the BMW X5 and styling supposedly will not get a lot of change. The new crossover allegedly has a front grille and headlights designs are very similar to the BMW X5, while the interior is likely to be similar. Spy shots photo on the internet indicates that the bumper design is likely to be longer about 1.3 inches and wider as well.
As for the engine lineup, BMW will reportedly offer several engine options when this new models arrive at U.S. dealers next year, including diesel and gasoline engines with six-cylinder set-up. First option, the crossover will be powered by a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that can produce up to 258 horsepower.
The entry-level model “sDrive35i” will be available with rear-wheel drive configuration and offer a peak output of 300 horsepower, while the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system comes as optional. The next option is slightly more powerful, the new crossover will be equipped with a 3.0-liter tri-turbo six-cylinder engine with a maximum output reaches 381 horsepower.
Other engine options will likely be borrowed from the BMW X5; due to the second-gen X6 will share the same platform as the X5. If that’s true, we believe the 2015 BMW X6 should be available with a 4.4-liter Twin-Turbo V8 engine capable of developing up to 450 horsepower. It will come as a high-performance model in the upcoming X6 lineup.
2015 BMW X6 release date is scheduled for the first half of next year
All engine options are expected to be offered with a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox. Meanwhile, the new X6 plug-in hybrid is currently in the works and the car will reportedly be based on the 2013 BMW Concept X5 eDrive.
The base model and highest variant can be distinguished on the suspension system. The base model will be equipped with conventional suspension with steel springs, while the highest variant will be offered with a self-leveling pneumatic suspension featuring adjustable ride-control.
Speaking about the release date, the 2015 BMW X6 is expected to be released in the second half of next year and we think this new crossover will arrive at U.S. dealerships in late 2014. Pricing details and full specifications will be announced closer to its release date schedule.
Please note: Images you see above is the 2014 BMW X6