NEW FOR 2011:
– 35i receives new TwinPower six-cylinder engine
– 35i and 50i use new eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
– All models get brake energy regeneration
For 2011, the X6 lineup undergoes some changes. The 35i retains its turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but it now uses a TwinPower twin-scroll turbocharger. The 35i and 50i use a new eight-speed automatic in place of the previous six-speed, and all models use brake energy regeneration for improved fuel economy.
The xDrive35i uses a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder; the xDrive50i and X6M use a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8; and the ActiveHybrid uses a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 with twin electric motors. The 35i and 50i use an eight-speed automatic; the X6M uses a six-speed automatic; and the ActiveHybrid uses a seven-speed automatic.
Features on the xDrive35i include 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, sport-tuned suspension, automatic adaptive bi-xenon headlamps with washers, adaptive brake lights, cornering lights, tire pressure monitoring system, heated washer jets, active front head restraints, alarm system with interior motion sensor, Park Distance Control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power liftgate, ambiance lighting, cruise control, power sunroof, heated multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic column, heated ten-way power leather sport seats with driver’s side memory, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, garage door opener, CD/MP3 stereo, USB port, iPod connectivity, BMW Assist, Bluetooth connectivity, and iDrive with 6.5-inch control display.
The xDrive50i adds 20-inch alloy wheels, self-levelling rear air suspension, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, anthracite roof liner, chrome window surround, navigation system, and iDrive with 8.8-inch control display.
The ActiveHybrid adds automatic four-zone climate control, Nappa leather 20-way power comfort seats, and heated rear seats.
The M6 builds on the xDrive50i and adds four-zone automatic climate control, M-specific rear-bias xDrive, M Drive with customizable settings, M-specific mirrors, M body kit, ten-way power sport seats, and premium 16-speaker sound system.