Like it or loathe it, the BMW X6 created the crossover “coupe” segment, with its high-riding stance, less practical setup by way of its Quasimodo-inspired rear, and sporting demeanor. For 2013, BMW is further upgrading its niche-market machismo machine.
Differences for the 2013 model year include:
- Revised foglight surrounds that are designed to emphasize the already prodigious width of the vehicle.
- A “three-dimensional”-style grille that stretches out farther than the 2012 model’s.
- Available adaptive LED headlights. High-intensity xenon units are standard.
- Redesigned LED tail lights that provide a “harmonious glowing light mass.”
- Redesigned 19-inch wheels for the BMW X6 xDrive50i.
- More paint and leather color choices.
- Available Nappa leather available in Ivory White.
Additionally, there’s a new M Performance Package available that boosts standard horsepower in the X6 xDrive35i from 300 to 315. Customers opting for the 4.4-liter BMW X6 xDrive50i can check a box for an upgraded M Performance Package that will bump their power from 400 horsepower to 440. The package also includes 20-inch wheels, black chrome exhaust tips, stainless steel pedals, an M footrest and door sills, a micro suede headliner, and optional Carbon Black paint.
The 2013 BMW X6 isn’t a huge update, but it’s enough to draw some new interest for BMW’s odd-duck crossover. Expect to see it roll into showrooms this spring.