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 X6 xLine
Official Release from BMW below.
2015 BMW X6
Second generation of the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe
New rear-wheel drive X6 sDrive35i
Improved performance for the V8 X6 xDrive50i
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 5, 2014 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT . . . With the introduction of the all-new 2015 BMW X6, the company celebrates the second generation of the world’s first-ever Sports Activity Coupe.
When the company took the bold step of combining the performance of a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle with the emotional design character of a traditional coupe, BMW created a vehicle concept that the market had not yet even conceived of. With global sales of 250,000 X6s to date, it is clearly a concept that the marketplace has embraced. In additional to an updated and even more extroverted design, the new X6 introduces the first rear-wheel drive model in the line-up with the X6 sDrive35i, powered by BMW’s award-winning 300 horsepower TwinPower Turbo inline six.
It joins models with xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system – the BMW X6 xDrive35i and the X6 xDrive50i featuring BMW’s updated 445 horsepower TwinPower Turbo 4.4-liter V8. All models are equipped with BMW’s 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission. The new 2015 BMW X6 will again be produced exclusively at the company’s production facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina and will arrive in US showrooms in late 2014. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.