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Peterson BMW of Boise always believed that the agile handling and power of a sport coupe could be melded with the roomy and all-weather versatility of a sport utility. The 2013 BMW X6 proves that dreams never die, as the world’s first Sport Activity Coupe benefits form a host of upgrades guaranteed to keep it a standout for years to come. Who else but BMW would choose to blend premium luxury, a pair of high-power, turbocharged engines and driving dynamics fit for laps around the Nurburgring Circuit. That same paradigm-shattering spirit informs the host of improvements you’ll find on the new 2013 BMW X3.
Peterson BMW of Boise offers the X6 in two models: the xDrive35i (MSRP: $59,800) and the xDrive50i (MSRP: $70,400).
New for 2013
To keep in step with recent re-stylings of the 3 Series and 5 Series, the new X6 gains a revised front fascia for 2013. BMW has repositioned the outer air inlets to emphasize the width of the vehicle and receive a matte-finish. The iconic kidney grille grows more dominant thanks to redesigned grille bars angled flush with the bottom edge of the standard Xenon headlights. LED headlights are now available (making the X6 the first in its segment to offer such an upgrade), complete with luminous rings – a BMW family signature. At the rear, the taillights now feature distinct LED light bars that stretch out to the fenders. Personalizing your new X6 is even easier thanks to a new exterior-paint palette with nine metallic colors and two non-metallic hues to choose from. The xDrive50i gains a new standard 19-inch light-alloy-wheel style. You also get such cosmetic enhancements as black chrome exhaust tips, stainless-steel pedals, an anthracite headliner, 20-inch Y-Spoke aluminum wheels and Carbon Black metallic paint as an option. Inside, standard Nevada leather upholstery is now available in Vermillion Red, while the upgraded Nappa leather gains a new color: Ivory White. Available on the 2013 X6 is an optional second-row bench that raises the total occupancy to five.
The engine choices in the X6 hold fast for 2013, with the xDrive35i boasting a TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder producing 300 hp and featuring a dual overhead cam, piezo direct fuel injection and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing. Acceleration to 60 mph is impressive at 6.3 seconds, as is fuel economy with this 4,784 pound crossover returning 23 mpg on the highway.
To satisfy devotees of sheer brute force, BMW anchored its 400-hp, 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 under the hood of the X6 xDrive50i — creating a genuine land rocket capable of launching from zero-to-60 mph in 5.2 seconds.
Power flows to all four wheels via the intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system, which includes Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Performance Control – a system that optimizes the knife-edge agility of the X6 by varying torque delivery between the rear wheels for greater bite under slippery conditions.
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