BMW has released a wide selection of M Performance parts for the new X6. Designed to further enhance the Sports Activity Coupe’s appeal, the M Performance package includes both exterior and interior tweaks.
The Aerodynamics Package lends the BMW X6 a more sporting and masculine appearance. It includes a carbon front splitter, rear diffuser and rear spoiler, as well as rear fins and rear side flaps in a sporty high-gloss black. These features are complemented by hand-built carbon BMW M Performance exterior mirror caps.
A radiator grille with black slats and frame offers a further personalisation option for the X6. The high-gloss black rear fins, meanwhile, lend the car a particularly dynamic appearance and help to further improve its aerodynamics.
The package offers four different style 21-inch bi-colour light-alloy wheels with runflat tyres, each 1.5 kg lighter than comparable standard wheels. Wrapping up the exterior updates is an M Performance stainless steel exhaust system, which comes with two chromed tailpipes in trapezoidal V8 look and takes not only the car’s design to a new level, but its soundtrack as well – thanks to improved exhaust gas channelling.
The new BMW M Performance Parts also feature a host of sporting details for the interior of the X6, including LED door sill plates in brushed stainless steel look with illuminated BMW M Performance lettering, Steptronic sport transmission’s carbon gearshift lever with M logo, M Performance steering wheel in Alcantara with carbon trim, M Performance stainless steel pedal and M Performance key.
In keeping with the sporting nature of the BMW X6, the new range of M Performance Parts also includes two performance-boosting Power Kits, raising power out for the BMW X6 xDrive30d from 190 kW (258 hp) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) to 204 kW (277 hp) and 585 Nm (431 lb-ft) and shaves 0.2 seconds off the 0 to 100 km/h time to 6.5 seconds. Key modifications include a new control unit with revised engine data and upgraded intercooler, as well as larger 18-inch front brake discs.
The Power Kit for the BMW X6 xDrive35i raises output and torque from 225 kW (306 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) to 240 kW (326 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), improving 0 – 100 km/h acceleration by 0.5 seconds to 5.9 seconds. The increase in power is accompanied by a sportier accelerator set-up delivering sharper responses, along with an optimised engine and exhaust soundtrack. Remarkably, both Power Kits give the X6 the same fuel consumption and emissions figures as on the standard-spec version, despite the increases in performance.