AC Schnitzer has given the BMW X6 the aftermarket tuning treatment.
AC Schnitzer is one of the most prolific BMW aftermarket specialists. In response to BMW's controversial new design direction, the German tuner recently tried to fix the 4 Series' ugly face. More recently, AC Schnitzer gave the 5 Series facelift a massive power bump, extracting 620 hp from the luxury sedan.
Now, the German tuner has turned its attention to the BMW X6 ahead of its upcoming facelift. For owners who want their SUV to stand out from the rest, AC Schnitzer's new tuning package gives the X6 a bold new look that amps up the aggression.
For models without air suspension, AC Schnitzer's suspension spring kit can lower the front and rear by around 0.7 to 0.9 inches, which improves the driving dynamics thanks to the SUV's lower center of gravity. To improve the aerodynamics, the tuner's aero body kit adds a new front spoiler, a roof-mounted rear wing, and new side skirts, combined with AC Schnitzer badging available in left or right.
Wheel arch extensions measuring 0.3 inches at the front and 1.1 inches at the back give the X6 a meaner look. A wheel spacer kit for the rear axle that improves the stability and custom 22-inch wheels available in a variety of designs round off the exterior embellishments.
Inside, the interior can be upgraded with a new footrest, keyholder, gearshift paddles, pedals, and cover for the iDrive Controller trimmed in aluminum. Under the hood, the X6 has been left stock but AC Schnitzer says it's working to extract more power from the diesel-powered X6 xDrive 40d and X6 xDrive 30d, which produce 340 hp and 286 hp, respectively.
These powertrains aren't available in America, however. In the US, the BMW X6 is offered with either a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six rated at 335 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque or a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.