BMW X6 with factory index E71 entered the world market in 2008. The concept unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Bavarian brand produced the first generation of the model from 2008 to 2014, and in a short time, sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. The car combined the coupe’s external features and the cross-country ability of an SUV: high ground clearance and four-wheel drive.
The crossover BMW X6 is built on the best-selling German company’s platform – the BMW X5 model. However, unlike the “donor”, the new car has become a little larger and received an original body. Dimensions BMW X6 (E71): length – 4 877 mm, width – 1 983 mm, height – 1 690 mm. The wheelbase is 2,934 mm. The car received clearance of 212 mm and a spacious luggage compartment with a volume of 570 to 1 450 litres. They are carrying capacity – 525 kg. The car’s curb weight is from 2 145 to 2 265 kg (depending on the modification).
The BMW X6 (E71) equipped with the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system based on a multi-plate interaxle clutch. Capable of transmitting up to 100% of the torque to the rear axle, depending on road conditions. In the standard version, traction transferred in a ratio of 40:60 to the rear wheels. The drive all-wheel-drive system works in tandem with DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), Active Rear Axle Differential and Dynamic Performance Control (DPC) torque distribution. The DPC system is responsible for the smooth distribution of torque between the rear wheels and increases the car’s directional stability, regardless of driving speed.
Optionally, for the BMW X6 (E71), an active steering system and an Adaptive Drive suspension control system were available. Dynamic Steering works in the following way: the Steering becomes heavier as the speed rises, and the Steering is very light when parking and low rates. Adaptive DriveDrive compensates for body roll when cornering, improving vehicle stability and balance. In the “base”, BMW X6 was equipped with ventilated disc brakes, independent multi-link suspension and rack and pinion Steering with a hydraulic booster.
The interior design of the first-generation BMW X6 E71 borrowed from the BMW X5. Significant changes have occurred in the rear of the cabin, where passenger seats for two passengers installed. Therefore, the declared maximum capacity of the BMW X6 (E71) crossover is four passengers. As an option, the manufacturer offers the installation of a three-seater rear “sofa”. The coupé-like body structure gives rear passengers slightly less headroom than in the BMW X5 SUV.
The BMW X6 (E71) offered a wide range of petrol and diesel powertrains. The base gasoline engine is a 3.0-litre TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder inline engine (306 hp @ 400 Nm). A car with this power unit “shoots” from zero to the first hundred in 6.7 seconds. The maximum speed is 240 km / h (electronically limited). Combined fuel consumption – 10.1 l / 100 km. Another petrol unit installed on the BMW X6 xDrive 50i modification. It is a 4.4-litre V8 TwinPower Turbo engine (407 hp @ 600 Nm). The car sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.4 seconds. The maximum speed is 250 km / h—combined cycle consumption – 12.5 litres for every 100 km of track.
Two engines represent the line of diesel engines BMW X6 of the first generation E71. These are the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder in-line power plant (245 hp @ 540 Nm) and the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine (306 hp @ 600 Nm). In the first case, the car accelerates to the first hundred in 7.5 seconds, and its maximum speed is 210 km / h. In the combined cycle, the 245-horsepower diesel crossover consumes 7.4 litres of “heavy” fuel. The more powerful BMW X6 xDrive 40d accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 236 km / h. The declared fuel consumption is 7.5 l / 100 km.
Also, the German company offers a sports version of the BMW X6 M50d. The car equipped with an upgraded 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine (381 hp @ 740 Nm). Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h – 5.3 seconds. The maximum speed is “choked” by electronics at around 250 km / h. The average fuel consumption is 7.7 litres for every 100 kilometres. All BMW X6 engines of the first generation E71 combined with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
The essential equipment of the first-generation BMW X6 included six airbags, active front-seat head restraints, heated and electrically adjustable side mirrors, automatic climate control, an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display, an on-board computer and a multifunction steering wheel. The BMW Professional navigation system, acoustic system
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