Just six months after the BMW F16 X6 was revealed to the world, the Munich carmaker has introduced a new line of M Performance Parts for the second generation Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV).
The parts include enhancements for the exterior, interior as well as a slight bump in engine output, so it’s not all just for shows. Outside, there’s the Aerodynamic Package, granting functional body parts such as the carbon front splitter, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, rear fins and rear side flaps all painted in gloss black.
Complementing the exterior package are carbon mirror caps, four different lightweight 21-inch wheels wrapped with run flat tyres, 19-inch ventilated lightweight brake discs and calipers painted in blue, as well as a new exhaust system that improves gas channeling, and in so doing generates a throatier, meatier sounding exhaust note.
Inside, the package adds carbon trim to the gear knob, brushed stainless steel door sills with LED illumination (battery operated, no need for wire tapping), M Performance Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with carbon finish, stainless steel pedals and new floor mats with M Performance lettering.
Under the hood, the M Performance Power Kit comes with a new ECU (Engine Control Unit) with revised engine mapping and a larger intercooler. As a result, the xDrive30d’s 3.0-litre turbodiesel now makes 277 hp and 585 Nm of torque, up from 258 hp and 560 Nm. It now sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the standard xDrive30d.
For the xDrive35i, its 3.0-litre petrol engine belts 326 hp and 450 Nm, up from 306 hp and 400 Nm. Century sprint is done in 5.9 seconds, an impressive 0.5 seconds better than the regular variant. Despite the power increase, both X6s still return the exact fuel consumption figures as before.
Also thrown into the pack is BMW’s M Performance Driver Analyser that allows owners to examine their driving style through the On-Board Diagnostic system. This software can be monitored from any compatible Andriod or iOS devices via a downloadable app, and connection is via Bluetooth.
Deliveries of the F16 X6 has yet to begin, and to say that it will be making its way here is nothing more than a shot in the dark for now. But now that we’ve seen the new X6 and its M Performance Parts, any takers here?