Wednesday, May 14, 2008

BMW X6 review

Bayerische Motoren Werke or BMW is one of the biggest names in the automobile industry ever since at premiered its first model in 1929. This time this German firm has unveiled its first BMW X6 based on the X6 concept which was first brought to notice at a 2007’ Frankfurt Auto Show and the officially marketable unit was unveiled at the 2008’ Detroit International Auto Show. BMW with this car has put forward a new genre of sport vehicle, this one is known as SAV or sports activity vehicle.

With completely unorthodox styling and the twin turbo V8 engine, this beauty is sure to arrest the breath of all its admirers. It has all the properties of an SUV like high ground clearance, all wheel drive and all-weather ability, large wheels and tires combined with the delicate classy essence of the coupes. It comes in two versions, petrol and diesel.

This beauty has got all the features of the regular BMWs but what new in it is the DPC standing for the Dynamic Power Control, which their new chassis technology, that takes the safety, handling and the performance aspects of the car to new heights. The DPC being a drive train and carcass control system which supervises the traction and looks over the under and over steering by radically spreading the driving force along the back axle. It also splits the torque across the rear and front wheel along with a further distribution along the sides of the rear axle, which gives the car superior agility and unbelievable stability. This innovative technology gives the car an added edge while handling the turns and corners and also prevents the regular wear and tear of the braking system.

Here are the tech specs:
Engine: 4.4 L twin turbo charged V8 engine.
Transmission: standard 6 speed automatic transmission
Power: 407 horsepower at 5500 to 6400 rpm
Torque: 600 Nm between 1800 to 5000 rpm
Wheel base: 115.5”
Curb weight: 4894 lbs

Veredict: Owing to the DPC, this SAV is gifted with almost an unbelievable handling and along with the V8 twin turbo charged engine this baby is hard to resist.


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