BMW’s New X6 SUV Mixes Distinctive Design With Luxury Interior, Power
MUNICH, GERMANY – The 2008 BMW X6 xDrive 35i four-door hatchback,
which the German carmaker calls a coupe, may have a certain charm to it with
its long hood and pod-like cabin. It’s part car, part truck, and part moon
rover, according to www.detnews.com. Technically, BMW calls it a Sports
Activity Coupe, a four-passenger utility vehicle with a twin turbo charged I-6
(there’s also a version with a 400-horsepower V-8. The idea was to create an SUV
that is distinctive and luxurious. The X6 provides an excellent ride, and from
the inside looking out, you never doubt that this is a BMW.
The all-wheel-drive system, known as xDrive by BMW,
also includes a Dynamic Performance Control that can vary the amount of force
going through either rear wheel. Using a computer control system and an all-new
rear differential, the X6 can help steer the car with torque through the back
tires. It can do this while the vehicle is speeding up or slowing down.
The cargo department offers 25.6 cubic feet of space,
which BMW says can hold four golf bags. If you need more space, the second row
folds flat and allows for nearly 60 cubic feet.
The X6 offers optional active steering that can
change the relationship between turning the steering wheel and how far the
tires turn. Other features include: power lift-gate, backup camera, heated and
ventilated seats, second-row entertainment system, and navigation system with
real time traffic updates.