The second generation of BMW’s pioneering X6 crossover has just gone sale, and if you were looking to add one to your fleet you can now also dress it up with a range of BMW M Performance upgrades.
For the exterior, there are a series of functional aerodynamic mods, many of them made from carbon fiber. There are also glossy black accents for the exterior, chrome exhaust tips and four different 21-inch light alloy wheel patterns. One cool upgrade is the M Performance brake package, which includes blue calipers and massive 19-inch vented discs.
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Upgrades for the interior consist of carbon fiber accents, a sports steering wheel with leather and Alcantara trim, custom floor mats, and stainless steel pedal covers. There are also custom treadplates; these feature batteries for their illumination, which means they are easy to retrofit as there is no need for laying cables.
One final upgrade for the cabin is the new M Performance Drive Analyzer. This allows owners to examine their driving style by reviewing various data points such as engine condition, the car’s speed and peak values, the gear currently engaged, accelerator and brake usage, and even lateral acceleration. The data can be stored via a special app whenever a smartphone is connected to the vehicle.
For those looking for some actual engine mods, there are M Performance upgrades for the X6’s xDrive30d and xDrive35i variants. Known as Power Kits, these up output on the xDrive 30d variant from 258 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque to 277 hp and 431 lb-ft, and on the xDrive35i variant from 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque to 326 hp 332 lb-ft. The increase in output is accompanied by a sportier accelerator setup delivering faster responses, along with optimized engine and exhaust sounds.
If it’s more performance you want, BMW sells an M50d variant overseas with 381 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque. There is also the new X6 M, which has 567 hp and 553 lb-ft on tap.
In the U.S., the 2015 BMW X6 is priced from $60,550. This gets you the base X6 sDrive35i model. The more powerful X6 xDrive50i is priced from $73,850, and the aforementioned X6 M will set you back a cool $103,050. All prices include a $950 destination charge. Pricing for the new M Performance upgrades are yet to be released.
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