If you have a hard time choosing between a fun, sporty car or the more practical SUV/SAV, then BMW’s Concept X6 is the perfect new vehicle for you. Debuting this week at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Concept X6 is the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe, a perfect combination of sport and elegance. For the BMW lovers who are used to hearing Sports Activity Vehicle, your hearing does not need to be checked because I did indeed say “Sports Activity Coupe”.
The BMW Concept X6 combines the Dynamic Performance Control with BMW’s xDrive AWD technology. Dynamic Performance Control (made possible because of the unique chassis and suspension innovation) spreads out drive forces, feeding a varying degree of power whenever required to the two rear wheels. The Dynamic Performance Control provides both stabilizing effects under power and with an overrun engine.
While this is a concept vehicle, there is still plenty of BMW DNA in the Concept X6 from the BMW kidney grille with dual round headlights cut away at the side to the Hofmeister kink (the line at the bottom of the C-pillar). Chrome accents also show up around the windows, sill trim, slats, and tailpipes. New to BMW’s innovative designs are the exterior mirrors that are made up of two units with a white-glistening strip of lights between the lower unit finished in body color and an aluminum mirror cap. Customized 21” light-alloy rims with a Y-spoke design are also debuting on the Concept X6.
You can also watch the BMW X6 Concept Preview at YouTube.
The BMW Concept X6 boasts a powerful presence with the long line of the hood, a short front overhang, a long rear overhang, and a long wheel base. The exterior is also an interaction between convex and concave surfaces. The exhaust tailpipes, which are positioned far on either side, and the horizontal lines of the Concept X6 accentuate the wide track of the vehicle. The wheel arches that house the custom-designed 21” wheels appear almost square in their contours, adding more style and character to the Concept X6. For added protection, the underfloor protection for the front and rear are made of milled aluminum.
The photos do the new BMW Concept X6 more justice than words, so browse our photo galleries and let us know what you think.
Stay tuned for more info on pricing, interior options, and performance features as it comes out.