As some of you might remember, in Spring 2011 the German car maker BMW decided to launch for the European market its X5 xDrive40d and X6 xDrive40d.
The newcomer in the X6 family gets its power from the same 3.0-liter engine found in the 740d. This new 3.0-litre diesel engines comes with an all-aluminum crankcase which raise engine output by 7 kW to 180 kW/245 hp in the BMW X6 xDrive30d and, respectively, 15 kW to 225 kW/306 hp in the BMW X6 xDrive40d. All this power is transferred to the wheels through a more powerful and fuel efficient 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
Thanks to this extra power and this automatic transmission, the BMW X6 xDrive40d sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds, while average fuel consumption is just 7.5 liters/100 kilometers in the EU test cycle.
The U.S. emission standards compliance in all 50 states is one of the main reasons why the new models diesel models are not yet available in the U.S. market.
Finally, the Famousbmw team decided to take an X6 xDrive40d with Performance Parts and shoot some rolling footage. Below you can watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section.