BMW X1 M-Sport, BMW X6 with M accessories – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Live
Riza Rizvi, Hopelessly in love with everything on four wheels. Interested in cars since my formative years, with an unhealthy affinity for exotics and tuners. Fondness for the open road with high-octane machinery for company!
BMW has showcased the BMW X1 with the M-Sport package and the BMW X6 with M Performance parts at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
BMW X1 M-Sport Package
The BMW X1 with M-Sport Package features several exterior and interior upgrades such as a kidney grille with black accents, large air intakes, side skirts and 5-spoke two-tone alloy wheels.
Changes to the interior, apart from the addition of ‘M’ badges, are the leather-wrapped M steering wheel, sport seats, roof lining in anthracite, aluminum trim along the dashboard, steering wheel, door pads and footrest. The Sport package also comes with two-zone climate control, Park Distance Control (PDC) at the rear and speed control with braking function.
Drive comes from a choice of 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with power outputs ranging from 150 – 231 hp. There are some mechanical changes too that come in the form of M Sport suspension that lowers the car by 10 mm, thereby providing better dynamic capabilities.
BMW X6 with M Performance Parts
The X6 with M Performance parts features gloss black finish for the kidney grille slats and the rear fins. The Aerodynamic package adds a carbon fiber splitter, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and exterior mirror caps.
The interior gets illuminated LED door sill plates in brushed stainless steel, M Performance Alcantara steering wheel, stainless steel pedal cover and footrests, and M Performance lettered floor mats. Further visual changes come via the carbon gearshift lever with BMW M logo and M Light Blue accents.
The show car was the BMW X6 xDrive35i that comes with a power kit that raises output and torque to 326 hp and 450 Nm thus improving the 0 – 100 km/h time by 0.5 seconds over the standard model. Apart from the increase in power there is also a sportier accelerator set-up that delivers faster response with an optimized engine and exhaust note.