A wide selection of new BMW M Performance Parts available for the BMW X6 from the Accessories range allows owners to give the character of their large Sports Activity Coupe an even sharper sporting edge. As well as attractive design enhancements for the interior and exterior, the line-up also includes functional accessories which increase the engine’s power, for example, and lace its soundtrack with a stronger emotional appeal. In so doing, the new BMW M Performance Parts add further panache to the sporting driving pleasure available on board the BMW X6.
The Aerodynamics Package lends the BMW X6 an instantly more sporting and masculine appearance. It includes a carbon front splitter, rear diffuser and rear spoiler, as well as rear fins and rear side flaps in an elegant yet sporty high-gloss black. These features are complemented by lavishly hand-built carbon BMW M Performance exterior mirror caps, whose high-tech character shines an even brighter spotlight on the individuality and sporting credentials of the BMW X6. A radiator grille with black slats and frame offers a further personalisation option for the X6. The high-gloss black rear fins, meanwhile, lend the car a particularly dynamic and elegant appearance and help to further improve its aerodynamics.
Customers can also choose from four 21-inch bi-colour light-alloy wheel variants with runflat tyres, all of which underline the sporting looks of the BMW X6 and imbue the car with an extra dose of personality. Moreover, they are 1.5 kilograms lighter than comparable standard light-alloy wheels thanks to a special manufacturing process. Drawing matters to a fitting conclusion is the BMW M Performance silencer system in stainless steel, which comes with two chromed tailpipes in trapezoidal V8 look and takes not only the car’s design to a new level, but its soundtrack as well – thanks to improved exhaust gas channelling.
The new BMW M Performance Parts also include a host of attractive and sporting details for the interior of the BMW X6. The LED door sill plates in brushed stainless steel look with illuminated BMW M Performance lettering grab the attention the moment you open the front doors. Battery power means they are extremely easy to retrofit, with no need for laying cables. The BMW M Performance carbon interior trim strips mark out the interior clearly from the standard car’s and, like the Steptronic sport transmission’s carbon gearshift lever with BMW M logo, add a sporty and exclusive accent to the cockpit.
Another highlight in the new range of Accessories for the BMW X6 interior is the BMW M Performance steering wheel in Alcantara with attractive carbon trim. It is beautifully grippy, even in extreme driving situations, and remains equally pleasant to the touch in all temperatures. The red centre marker at the top imparts a genuine motor sport feeling. Likewise the BMW M Performance stainless steel pedal covers and the driver’s footrest, which provide a visually appealing and functional complement to the other M Performance Parts for the interior. The new M Performance key case continues the theme. With its sophisticated Alcantara/carbon material combination, M Light Blue accents and high-quality blue hex bolt, it blends in perfectly with the sporty and dynamic design of the new BMW M Performance Parts. The easy-care BMW M Performance floor mats, meanwhile, are a perfect fit and set the seal on the sporting looks of the interior. All four mats come with eye-catching M Performance lettering.
In keeping with the overtly sporty design of the BMW X6, the new range of BMW M Performance Parts also includes two performance-boosting Power Kits. The Power Kit for the BMW X6 xDrive30d (fuel consumption combined: 6.0 l/100 km [47.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 159–157 g/km)* ramps up the car’s output and torque from 190 kW (258 hp) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) to 204 kW (277 hp) and 585 Nm (431 lb-ft), and shaves 0.2 seconds off the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time set by the standard model. The key modifications here include a new control unit with revised engine data and additional hardware components, such as an upgraded intercooler. The Power Kit also comes with larger 18-inch front brake discs, which deliver improved stopping power. The Power Kit for the BMW X6 xDrive35i (fuel consumption combined: 8.6–8.5 l/100 km [32.9–33.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 200–198 g/km)* raises output and torque from 225 kW (306 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) to 240 kW (326 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), improving 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration by as much as 0.5 seconds over the standard model. The increase in power is accompanied by a sportier accelerator set-up delivering faster responses, along with an optimised engine and exhaust soundtrack. Remarkably, both Power Kits give the X6 the same low fuel consumption and emissions in the ECE driving cycle as on the standard-spec version, despite the increases in performance.
The BMW M Performance sport brake retrofit kit enables even sportier braking performance. Larger, inner-vented 19-inch BMW M Performance lightweight brake discs increase the heat resistance and therefore the effectiveness of the brakes under extreme conditions. The blue painted brake callipers, with imprinted BMW M logo at the front, are showcased particularly effectively by open wheel rim designs, giving them clear sporting prowess in terms of style as well as function.
The BMW M Performance Drive Analyser allows owners to examine their driving style with impressive precision. Whether the owner is pursuing lap times on the race track or simply driving from A to B on the road, this new tool records driving dynamic data with professional efficiency. The BMW M Performance Drive Analyser consists of an On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) stick, which is plugged into the relevant socket in the car, as well as software in the form of an app for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. The connection between the car and OBD stick is via Bluetooth. The car’s Click & Drive holder, meanwhile, enables easy attachment of the smartphone to the windscreen. All the measurements, such as a range of engine data, the car’s speed and peak values, the gear currently engaged, accelerator and brake usage and even lateral acceleration, are stored straight onto the smartphone/tablet and can be accessed at any time. The driver can study the results directly on their smartphone after every journey.
In contrast to many third-party products, Original BMW Accessories are always matched perfectly to the model at hand and are permitted for use with that vehicle. The car’s warranty, moreover, remains unaffected. All of which means the high-quality selection of Original BMW Accessories enhances not only the car’s driving pleasure, but its value as well.