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      01-26-2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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News: New Engines (including N55 engine) and 8 speed AT for X6 coming Spring 2010

BMW X6 with even more efficient six-cylinder power units.

As of spring 2010, the BMW X6 stands out more than ever before not only through its fascinating design and unique rendition of driving pleasure so typical of the brand, but also with a level of efficiency quite unparalleled in its segment. A new generation of straight-six diesels featured in the BMW X6 xDrive40d and the BMW X6 xDrive30d, as well as the first straight-six petrol engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo, High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC in the BMW X6 xDrive35i, following the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy, give also these models an even better balance of performance and fuel economy.

The newly developed 3.0-litre diesel engines now featuring an all-aluminium crankcase raise engine output by 7 kW to 180 kW/245 hp in the BMW X6 xDrive30d and, respectively, 15 kW to 225 kW/306 hp in the BMW X6 xDrive40d – together with a reduction in average fuel consumption in each case by approximately 10 per cent versus the former models. Both power units come with common-rail direct injection with piezo-injectors operating in the new top-end diesel version of BMW’s Sports Activity Coup at maximum pressure of 2,000 bar and in the second diesel at a pressure of up to 1,800 bar.

The power unit featured in the BMW X6 xDrive40d comes with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology following the Variable Twin Turbo principle where the small turbocharger cuts in just above idle speed and the larger turbocharger is activated under higher load. This superior power unit delivers its maximum torque of 600 Newton-metres/442 lb-ft between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm and reaches its peak output at 4,400 rpm. Extra power of this kind accelerates the BMW X6 xDrive40d to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and the higher level of efficiency is reflected by average fuel consumption of just 7.5 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 37.7 mpg imp) in the EU test cycle.

The BMW X6 xDrive30d stands out in particular through its truly impressive torque and traction. The engine comes with a turbocharger featuring variable turbine geometry and reaches its maximum output at just 4,000 rpm, with peak torque of no less than 540 Newton-metres/398 lb-ft maintained all the way between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. This kind of power accelerate the BMW X6 xDrive30d from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds, with average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of just 7.4 litres/100 kilometres, equal to 38.2 mpg imp.

Offering average fuel consumption down by 7 per cent versus its predecessor, together with supreme power remaining at 225 kW/306 hp, the new straight-six petrol engine in the BMW X6 xDrive35i bears clear testimony to all the benefits of BMW EfficientDynamics. Maximum torque of 400 Newton-metres/295 lb-ft comes all the way from 1,200 to 5,000 rpm, accelerating the new BMW X6 xDrive35i from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds, with average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 10.3 litres/100 kilometres, equal to 27.4 mpg imp.

Again starting in spring 2010, all versions of the BMW X6 come as standard with eight-speed automatic transmission highlighting the sporting character of BMW’s Sports Activity Coup through its dynamic gearshift and making a significant contribution to the car’s all-round economy through its optimised efficiency.

At the same time the wide range of standard features is further enhanced by speed-related Servotronic steering assistance. The range of driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive available as an option on the BMW X6 is being supplemented by Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Departure Warning, as well as the Side View and Speed Limit Info

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      01-26-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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New engine for both 35i and 50i

So both 35i and 50i with get the new single "TwinPower Turbo" ??? instead of Twin Turbo on current models?
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      01-26-2010, 10:42 PM   #3
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So both 35i and 50i with get the new single "TwinPower Turbo" ??? instead of Twin Turbo on current models?
hmm ... I don't think so. I'm pretty sure only the 35i is getting the new single turbo, twin-scroll setup that is more efficient. The V8 is still retaining the twin-turbos as far as I know. Also, like the press release says, all models are getting the new transmission.
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      01-26-2010, 11:43 PM   #4
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Even with the new 8'box, it is still at 5.4?
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      01-26-2010, 11:59 PM   #5
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Even with the new 8'box, it is still at 5.4?
I think the 8 speed primary focus is to reduce fuel consumption on the highway.
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      01-27-2010, 12:01 AM   #6
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I think the 8 speed primary focus is to reduce fuel consumption on the highway.
Fair enough. I think this change leaves part of the '10 models with the old sixers, which makes it hard to explain to the next owner that it is a '10 model.
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      01-27-2010, 12:43 AM   #7
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I think the models with the new motors/8-speed tranny will be 2011's ... 2011's should begin production this spring (April-ish).
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      01-27-2010, 03:01 AM   #8
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So now i have 1 year old car, with old i drive,old engine 35d and old transmision box....well thank you BMW very much!

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      01-27-2010, 03:24 AM   #9
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Progress?

It's bound to happen.
lexus came out w/ 8 spd 1st then MB, now BMW. About time. But hey I guess they were working on other more "important " technical features.
Those who travel first to where no one has gone b4, paves & pays the way for those who come after.
That's the price of progress.
Yes progress is a beach.
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      01-27-2010, 07:06 AM   #10
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Fair enough. I think this change leaves part of the '10 models with the old sixers, which makes it hard to explain to the next owner that it is a '10 model.
Indeed...BMW updated the X6 twice within a year. For example, they've just upgraded the iDrive system and added top view camera from October 2009 production. Now 6 months later, they're adding 8-speed transmission and additional options such as side view camera, cruise control stop&go and lane departure warning. I just wonder, why not introduce all these changes for the same year model and keep everyone happy?!

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      01-27-2010, 07:09 AM   #11
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So now i have 1 year old car, with old i drive,old engine 35d and old transmision box....well thank you BMW very much!

I feel your pain...it's little annoying to feel that your 1 year old car is receiving a few nice standard features, which I think is somehow close to a facelift in terms of specs.
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      01-27-2010, 07:55 AM   #12
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By the time the 2011 model owners are having a nice time with all the upgraded features of their new x6s, the 2012 model will come with a facelift. This will never end. We'd better enjoy what we have right now.
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      01-27-2010, 08:08 AM   #13
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Hold on a minute - does this:

"Again starting in spring 2010, all versions of the BMW X6 come as standard with eight-speed automatic transmission highlighting the sporting character of BMWs Sports Activity Coup through its dynamic gearshift and making a significant contribution to the cars all-round economy through its optimised efficiency."

include the X6M?
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      01-27-2010, 09:59 AM   #14
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So if i read this right, X6 getting a new engine ?? What it really gives ??
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      01-27-2010, 10:10 AM   #15
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Hold on a minute - does this:

"Again starting in spring 2010, all versions of the BMW X6 come as standard with eight-speed automatic transmission highlighting the sporting character of BMWs Sports Activity Coup through its dynamic gearshift and making a significant contribution to the cars all-round economy through its optimised efficiency."

include the X6M?
It does sound like it, but I'm not sure...
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      01-27-2010, 10:25 AM   #16
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We just confirmed the N55 and 8 speed for the US 35i. No "is" version. Spring launch as a 2011.50i V8 will get 8 speed as well.

The ///M will keep the current setup and is not considered a serial car. It is never grouped in with the others and has a different schedule.
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      01-27-2010, 10:42 AM   #17
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just ordered a 2010 X6 50i couple weeks ago. should i cancel order and reorder in april? trade in on Porsche would def change.
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just ordered a 2010 X6 50i couple weeks ago. should i cancel order and reorder in april? trade in on Porsche would def change.
ugh
Honestly if you can cancel I would and you probably would only need to wait a few weeks to a month since they will cycle down- the X5 will also be getting updated this Spring so there is some retooling to be done- though that is much quicker than it once was.

The 8 speed is amazing and nothing like the Lexus version- there is no hunting or pecking and you can skip shift to down shift- it is as good as (if not better) than the DCT.
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Honestly if you can cancel I would and you probably would only need to wait a few weeks to a month since they will cycle down- the X5 will also be getting updated this Spring so there is some retooling to be done- though that is much quicker than it once was.

The 8 speed is amazing and nothing like the Lexus version- there is no hunting or pecking and you can skip shift to down shift- it is as good as (if not better) than the DCT.
spoke with sales manager, he said i could reorder in april however, said the 8spd is no big deal the 550gt has it and didn't really feel it was that great. gonna drive the 550gt and see.
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spoke with sales manager, he said i could reorder in april however, said the 8spd is no big deal the 550gt has it and didn't really feel it was that great. gonna drive the 550gt and see.
I do not agree with that at all- it is faster and can skip shift. I do not think it has received a bad review yet. Also worth noting is that the software in the X6 and the GT will be different. In the GT put it in "sport" for a closer comparison. I have logged a significant amount of miles with it and was very impressed- and I am a third pedal snob!

Most sales people want you to buy now... of course the new one is not that great! The orders will be well before April. The bank should close for 2010 (if not already) and reopen for 2011's very soon.

Here is some more info on the ZF...

http://www.zf.com/corporate/en/produ...nsmission.html
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      01-27-2010, 12:46 PM   #21
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I do not agree with that at all- it is faster and can skip shift. I do not think it has received a bad review yet. Also worth noting is that the software in the X6 and the GT will be different. In the GT put it in "sport" for a closer comparison. I have logged a significant amount of miles with it and was very impressed- and I am a third pedal snob!

Most sales people want you to buy now... of course the new one is not that great! The orders will be well before April. The bank should close for 2010 (if not already) and reopen for 2011's very soon.

Here is some more info on the ZF...

http://www.zf.com/corporate/en/produ...nsmission.html
great info!! so the 8 spd is a 2011 model not 2010? ordering 2011 will be well before April? is this correct. i may have to wait it out.
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any price jump for the new 8sp or options.
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