2015 BMW X6 M Sport vs xLine in 350 New Photos

x6 gifOkay, we admit defeat!

Usually, the main gripe when new cars launch is that there are far too few photos of the vehicle. Or they are not photos at all: but digital renderings that often do not show the car in real-world detail.

But with the latest BMW X6 photo batch, we raise the white flag.

350 photos is too many for any editor to process.

But in the name of completeness, we have faithfully included them all here.

The car looks most amazing in M Sport trims versus the xLine, which has a somewhat busier lower nose, more chrome brightwork, and a less-cool overall road presence.

2015 BMW X6 M Sport


One issue with BMW’s rapidly-evolving technology suite in all models is that the existing cars can feel a bit left-behind by mid-cycle. Luckily, BMW is also rolling out models far quicker than Mercedes-Benz and especially Audi/VW.

While the new GTI has finally – finally! – arrived in US dealerships this week, BMW has made its long-time best market a priority, especially for the Spartnburg-built X5, X4, X3 and X7 models. We truly get them first.

The gravy train keeps rolling and even picks up speed today, with the second-gen X6 debuting online ahead of its expected arrival in stores by late summer 2014 as a 2015 model.


The look is largely evolutionary from afar, much like the latest X5, but the enhancements are deep and comprehensive. These include the latest infotainment and efficiency solutions under the skin, as well as a 45-horsepower jump in the xDrive50i and its twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

The total tally for the V8 X6 is now 445 horsepower, which through BMW’s outstanding ZF eight-speed auto should deliver sprint times comfortably below 5.0-seconds. We would ballpark 4.7-seconds for the xDrive50i.

The stout and lighter xDrive35i returns for 2015, along with a rear-drive variant that is new for the second-gen truck. This sDrive35i promises to be perhaps the pick of the litter, at least for those without snow concerns and a penchant for power oversteer.

Stay tuned for full details on the X6 pricing and arrival date as the information becomes available.

2015 BMW X650i GIF 2





2015 BMW X6 xLine