And it’s sure to be as divisive as ever.
The all-new BMW X5 will soon be arriving at dealerships, and it appears the new X6 won’t be too far behind it. These first spy shots of a prototype looking decidedly production ready show that BMW is giving the next-gen sporty crossover some distinctive new styling, most notably on the doors, rear quarters and fenders, while its side sculpting appears to be borrowed from the X4 Concept. More streamlined, and slightly lower and longer (especially at the front), the new X6 has gone on a diet just like the 2014 X5 on which it’s based.
Powertrains will also ape those of its SUV sibling, so a 300-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 and 3.0-liter turbo-diesel will likely be on offer. This particular test mule appears to be wearing the M-Sport package, featuring double-spoke alloys, lower grille inserts, new exhaust outlets, and large air intakes on the front bumper. Production of the new BMW X6 is scheduled to start next August at the Spartanburg, SC plant.