2023 BMW X6 facelift debuts – M Sport package as standard, all variants electrified

Together with the debut of the facelifted X5, the 2023 BMW X6 facelift has been unveiled, now with the M Sport package as standard. With the 2023 facelift, three variants are available, namely the X6 xDrive40i, X6 M60i xDrive, and X6 xDrive30d.

With the M Sport package as standard, the 2023 BMW X6 facelift gets double bars and an M logo for the BMW kidney grille, M exterior mirror caps in Black high-gloss, exhaust system tailpipe trim in the hallmark M quad-pipe style, and a rear spoiler in Black high-gloss for the BMW X6 M60i xDrive.

New colour options for the X6 include Blue Ridge Mountain metallic, Brooklyn Grey metallic, Skyscraper Grey metallic, Frozen Pure Grey metallic and around 40 BMW Individual special paint finishes. Exclusive to the range-topping X6 M60i xDrive is a new M Isle of Man Green Metallic body colour.

In the powertrain department, all variants now get electrified with 48V mild hybrid technology with different internal combustion engines (ICE). The X6 xDrive40i gets an MHEV powertrain with the latest-generation 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder engine that makes a combined 380 hp and 520 Nm of torque.

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The X6 M60i xDrive gets a new 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 engine that together with the MHEV system makes 530 hp and 750 Nm. Lastly, the X6 xDrive30d gets an MHEV drivetrain with a 3.0-litre inline-6 turbodiesel engine that makes 298 hp and 670 Nm. This sports version of the X6 does the century sprint in just 4.3 seconds.

All powertrains are paired with the same eight-speed Steptronic transmission. They also all get the same electric motor that generates an output boost of up to 9 kW/12 hp and 200 Nm of torque, helping the combustion engine to deliver a smooth, dynamic drive along with high efficiency.

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Inside, the standard specification for the X6 includes an instrument panel with surfacing in leather-like Sensafin and a curving trim element in fine wood. Another new feature is the ambient light bar with LED backlighting integrated below the trim element in the front passenger area.

Comfort seats for the driver and front passenger can be specified as an alternative to the standard sport seats with Sensafin surfaces. Also available as an option are BMW Individual Merino extended leather upholstery, BMW Individual full Merino leather upholstery, active seat ventilation, and a massage function.

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Like other new BMWs, the X6 gets integrated with the latest BMW Operating System 8 and the latest generation of iDrive control/operating system. Two digital displays on the dashboard are a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch head unit.

Among the other highlights of the options list is the new Comfort Package with panel heating and a “thermo” function for the cup holders, the Sky Lounge panoramic glass sunroof illuminated by LED units, glass applications for selected controls, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System and the newly designed Travel & Comfort System.

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