U Spy: BMW Big Nostrils Saga, Episode 3 – The Upcoming X6

A prototype of the upcoming new X6 has been spied while testing near Munich, Germany by Carscoops reader Cavin.

BMW has been snapped developing the next-gen X6 on a number of occasions in recent months and was actually caught testing prototypes with only thin layers of camouflage in the middle of last year. The prototype which Cavin came across also features skin-tight camo, providing us with an excellent look at the SUV’s overhauled body.

Perhaps the first thing you’ll notice is its resemblance to the smaller X4, particularly thanks to the angled rear window and sleek taillights. This particular prototype in question also includes a pair of exhaust tips that don’t actually appear to be connected to the actual exhausts.

Viewed from the front, BMW’s updated X6 includes aggressive headlights with angular LED daytime lights. The grille is definitely large, but not quite as gargantuan as the ones on the X7 and revamped 7-Series. We’ve seen the new X6 in high-performance M guise and the grille doesn’t look that bad, partly thanks to the enlarged air intakes in the bumper and the car’s overall girth.

We expect the new X6 to receive many of the same features as the 2018 X5. This means that it should come with Integral Active Steering, an all-new Head-Up Display and Ambient Air Package. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional made up of two 12.3-inch displays can also be expected alongside wireless charging, a cooled and heated cup holder, ambient lighting, and a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond 3D surround sound system. As we saw just a few days ago, the cabin is practically the same to the new X5’s, whose stylish design and premium materials are up there with the best.

The new X6 will be available with a number of engines and different trims, and the vehicle pictured here is probably one of the base models. A separate prototype pictured last year featured four exhausts behind the square tailpipes and is thought to have been an M50i with a thumping 523 hp V8. The new BMW X6 will also be offered in range-topping X6 M form.

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  • Kash

    They look proportionate to the size of the vehicle. TBH they don’t look too bad on this.

    • donald seymour

      True. I agree. Kash how have you been?

  • alexxx

    First x6 is still best looking imo…

    • donald seymour

      Alexxx, really? So, you’re one of those guys.

      • alexxx

        I guess I am☺️…. I just love the 1st gen x6…Ang my girlfriend also😉

  • Rocket

    “The grille is definitely large, but not quite as gargantuan as the ones on the X7 and revamped 7-Series. We’ve seen the new X6 in high-performance M guise and the grille doesn’t look that bad…”

    Wanna bet?

  • david santiago

    BMW ugliness has officially surpassed the bangle butt era.

  • Nordschleife

    That roofline seems to drop excessively so but I know they compensated for it somehow. I don’t think this will surpass first X6. I don’t know why but the first model seemed to best highlight this design.

    • Mike anonymous

      It was. I am not sure if it will surpass the original X6, but it certainly will be the best looking since the original. It has a very wide stance (which I love), but it gets rid of some design elements that I personally didn’t feel fit the vehicle quite right on the current gen (less messy design, and a little bit more clean).

  • Astonman

    i like how the grill slats are slanted forward – an homage to the grills and noses of the older BMW’s. Nice touch.

  • Cavin Klop

    Nice to see my pictures to be used..
    I’m not a big Bmw fan but thought the new X6 looks better than the current one

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