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      01-22-2008, 09:29 PM   #1
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Black X6 xDrive 35i spotted at local Mickey D's

I live in the Upstate area of SC,home to BMW Manufacturing.Spotted this X6 parked outside of a local McDonald's tonight.First Black X6 I've seen in person or in any pics.Beautiful automobile!! Got out and walked around the car.Looked to be a finished production vehicle.Interior appeared to be black or dark grey.Car had BMW manufacturer tag,I'm sure it was an employee's take home tester.The back seat had two child seats installed.Car had no camo at all.All badging and BMW logo's were clearly visible.First X6 I've seen in the Upstate area w/o any camo.The car visually appears smaller than it really is.I'm about 5'10'' and the top of the rear hatch was located at about the middle of my chest. I snapped a few pic's.I'll keep my eyes peeled for any X6's that might come my way.Thanks
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      01-23-2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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either your camera or photography skills, sucks

however, it s a nice and interesting catch... I didn't knew that BMW allowed its employees to use the car before it is officially out...
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      01-23-2008, 05:12 PM   #3
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Sorry,not sure what's up w/ my camera.BMW employee's at a certain level(Mgr level and test engineers) can bring new pre launch cars home.They must keep a logbook on any problems they encounter.They also must have completed a driving course at the BMW Performance Center.One of my neighbors who works at the plant wanted to bring an X6 home.However,he said the wait list was to long for the driving school,given the popularity of the X6 with employees.The reason for the driving school requirement is that the pre launch/release X6 is still considered a "prototype" and demands a little higher level of care when driven on public streets.Thanks.Palbay
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Very nice catch! Did the car have orange stripes in the rear light cluster or maybee thats just an effect of the camera?
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While taking re-delivery of my car at the Performance Center there was a maroon colored X6 on a different track for a good portion of the day. I guess employees were testing it out. I LOVE the look of it, and while a twin turbo V8 excites me, I think I'd rather have the economy and torque of a diesel. Maybe by 2010 they'll offer an X6d!
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While taking re-delivery of my car at the Performance Center there was a maroon colored X6 on a different track for a good portion of the day. I guess employees were testing it out. I LOVE the look of it, and while a twin turbo V8 excites me, I think I'd rather have the economy and torque of a diesel. Maybe by 2010 they'll offer an X6d!
It might be sooner than you think. The X5 xDrive 35d and 335d were both at detroit and BMW said they're coming to America. Being that they use the same engine as the X6 would, I assume it would be coming pretty soon.
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It might be sooner than you think. The X5 xDrive 35d and 335d were both at detroit and BMW said they're coming to America. Being that they use the same engine as the X6 would, I assume it would be coming pretty soon.
I hope so, it would be nice. Btw, what color is your E93? How do you love it so far?
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I hope so, it would be nice. Btw, what color is your E93? How do you love it so far?
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