BMW Asia and Prestige Automobiles – the authorised BMW importer in Myanmar – launched the second-generation BMW X6, trumpeting “potent design presence and outstanding performance.”
The first generation BMW X6 posted global sales of almost 260,000 units, according to the German luxury automaker.
“The new BMW X6 offers a majestic performance with noticeably greater dynamic ability at a reduced fuel consumption rate by as much as 22 percent thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics features,” said Chan Mya, managing director of Prestige Automobiles.
“The new BMW X6 is also powered by the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive, which optimises traction, directional stability and cornering dynamics as the situation requires.”
The interior combines big space with model-specific features, while design and equipment packages are one of the highlights of the new BMW X6.
The new BMW X6 became available for viewing since March 7, at the new BMW sales and service facility located at 485, Corner of Pyay Road and Narnattaw Street, Kamayut township.
Prestige Automobiles opened the first BMW facility in Myanmar on 15 November last year. The premium car brand building includes a service centre with four working bays that can service up to more than 200 cars per month. The aftersales facility also comes with body and paint repair services that can handle cosmetic and structural repairs of damaged vehicles.
TwinPower Turbo technology: The engine for the new BMW X6 is a V8 petrol unit. The latest version of the 4.4-litre engine at the heart of the new BMW X6 xDrive50i increases the predecessor model’s maximum output by 10 percent – to 450hp (+43hp) – yet posts a 22 percent drop in average fuel consumption. The engine’s suite of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology now has Valvetronic variable valve timing alongside its two turbochargers and High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, endowing the eight-cylinder engine with improved responsiveness, pulling power and extra efficiency.
The BMW X6 xDrive30d’s 3.0-litre diesel engine benefits from BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising a turbocharger system with variable inlet geometry and common rail direct injection. The straight-six unit generates a maximum 258hp (+13hp) and peak torque of 560 Newton metres between 1,500 and 3,000rpm. This increase in muscle paves the way for acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds (+0.8 seconds improvement).
Intelligent all-wheel drive and torque vectoring: By constantly shifting drive between the front and rear wheels as required, BMW xDrive provides a special take on the driving pleasure claimed by BMW. The link-up between the all-wheel-drive system and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) allows the drive split to be adjusted in advance.
Chassis and body: BMW claims the car’s sporting prowess and versatility have been optimised, as have ride comfort and safety. The combination of a double-wishbone, double-joint front axle and the integral rear axle patented by BMW, underpins a blend of agility and ride comfort. Further improvements have been made in the car’s directional stability, the friction coefficient of the wheel bearings, tyre noise and weight, which has been reduced by 2kg at the front axle alone.
The new BMW X6 is fitted as standard with Electric Power Steering including Servotronic speed-sensitive power assistance. Meanwhile, Active Steering – available as an option – also adjusts the steering ratio to the car’s current speed.
Overall, the expanded standard specification of the new car compared to its predecessor has not led to higher numbers on the scales. In fact, given identical equipment levels the new BMW X6 would be up to 40kg lighter, depending on the model.
Design Pure Extravagance and M Sport package: A new Design Pure Extravagance option is available for both the exterior and the interior, with each package also available separately to complement standard specification. In addition, the Design Pure Extravagance line for the interior can be combined with the M Sport package. The Design Pure Extravagance option for the exterior helps give the new BMW X6 an appearance with a host of details. The Design Pure Extravagance package for the interior is available in a choice of two similarly stylish variants sporting different colour schemes.
A model-specific M Sport package can also be ordered for the new BMW X6. The dynamic character of the Sports Activity Coupé is accentuated by aerodynamically optimised body elements. The M Sport package also includes BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim, 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design, Adaptive M suspension with specially tuned Dynamic Damper Control and rear-axle air suspension with automatic self-levelling.