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BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe Ready for 2008 NAIAS

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Topics:  BMW X6, North American International Auto Show

BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe Ready for 2008 NAIAS

Anthony Fontanelle
December 18, 2007

German automaker BMW will introduce their latest product at the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that will take place in Detroit this January 2008. The all new BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe will make its world premiere at 2008 NAIAS and will eventually roll out in the United States market after the show. BMW however have not yet confirmed the vehicle's availability.

According to a BMW official press release, "The all-new BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe redefines the very notion of a coupe - with five doors and four sculpted seats, a higher ride and loads of cargo space. It defies coupe conventions in one jaw-dropping look, combining coupe agility and SAV versatility, taking the coupe to a higher level."

The BMW X6 will mark the inception of a Sports Activity Coupe in the automotive market. During the vehicle's market launch, the all new BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe will feature two engine variants for the customers to choose from. The 4.4-liter V8 engine (the xDrive50i) is capable of pumping out 400 hp and pulls out a stunning 450 lb. ft. amount of peak torque. The second powertrain variant is the xDrive35i, which features a fuel efficient 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that delivers 300 hp and generates 300 lb. ft. of torque. According to BMW, both engine variants are equipped with Twin Turbo and direct injection systems. Both engines offer powerful engine speeds, obtained from 1,800 up top 4,500 rpm. This is the most powerful engine ever seen in a BMW X model, according to the German automaker.

In terms of performance and capability, BMW said the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe combines the sporty characteristics of a BMW coupe with the aggressiveness and bold styling of a powerful BMW SUV, hence the X model.

For the first time ever in a BMW X6 model, BMW offers the innovative Dynamic Performance Control as a standard feature. This technical component from BMW allows the X6 to have a variable distribution of drive forces between the rear wheels. This is obtained by incorporating an advanced computer control with the rear differential that is equipped with two planetary gear sets and two clutch packs. Dynamic Performance Control passively assists the driver to steer the X6 in several circumstances like acceleration or decelerating.

In addition, Dynamic Performance Control also enhances the steering operation and precision of the vehicle and allows the BMW X6 to maintain its agility at any speed. Overall, Dynamic Performance Control not only assists the steering operation but helps to maintain the vehicle's stability. We should watch out for the new X6 at 2008 NAIAS. Anyway, customers can look for Mitsubishi Pickup radiator hose while waiting for this model to arrive in U.S. dealerships.

Source:  Amazines.com

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