Paris Live - 2015 BMW X6 (India-bound)

03/10/2014 - 11:43 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Sheds 40 kg of its weight thanks to use of new materials.

Though the second generation BMW X6 was unveiled in June this year, it is at the 2014 Paris Motor Show where the SUV gets its public debut.

2015 BMW X6 at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
Every body panel in the BMW X6 is new.

In terms of overall looks, the new X6 looks similar to its predecessor. BMW have not changed the overall recipe of the car, reserving design tweaks to the grille, bumpers, and lights instead. However, the company says each and every body panel on the X6 is all new.

2015 BMW X6 rear three quarter at the 2014 Paris Motor Show

Thanks to the use of high-strength steels, thermoplastics and aluminium, the new X6 weighs 40 kg less compared to its predecessor. The weight savings are more focused given that the company has used magnesium for the instrument cluster. Engineers have also managed a 50:50 weight distribution for the car.

2015 BMW X6 side at the 2014 Paris Motor Show

In India, the new X6 is expected to launch in the first half of the next year. The xDrive 40d model which was sold previously is powered by a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel engine which continues to produce 313 bhp on the second generation model as well.

2015 BMW X6 interior at the 2014 Paris Motor Show

The standard X6 has its dimensions at 4,909 mm in length, 1,989 mm in width and 1,702 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,933 mm.

2015 BMW X6 - Press Release

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