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BMW has revealed its new version of the BMW X6, designed to compete with the emerging competition in the coupe-style SUV market from Porsche’s Cayenne Coupe and the Audi Q8.

It has been re-styled, given a new range of engines and a wider, longer stance.

Both petrol and diesel powertrains – a pair of each – are featured in the engine line-up, with a 523bhp V8 providing the grunt for the flagship M50i model.

The other petrol is a more frugal and sedate 335bhp unit.

On the diesel side, the M50d receives a 395bhp engine, while a 261bhp motor is also available in the ‘30d’ model. This is the most economical option, which can achieve up to 46.3mpg.

The trim levels available are Sport, M Sport and M Performance. The base Sport trim comes with adaptive air suspension, a leather steering wheel and aluminium exterior detailing. M Sport gains a sportier edge to its styling, while the M Performance spec throws in a sport-focussed differential and suspension, plus a Harman Kardon surround sound system.

This is also the first BMW to receive an illuminated front grille, which works in unison with the daytime running lights.

Optional gear for the X6 includes a panoramic glass roof, a cabin air ionising system and four-zone climate control.

The X6 is set to make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, before arriving on forecourts in December with a starting price of £59,340.

Check out deals on the outgoing X6.

Ted Welford

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July 3, 2019

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