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A luxury crossover produced by BMW since 3 December 2007.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's BMW X6 page on 21 November 2015, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The BMW X6 is a mid-size luxury crossover by German automaker BMW.

The first generation (E71) was released for sale in April 2008 for the 2009 model year The X6 was marketed as a Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) by BMW. It combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, all-wheel drive and all-weather ability, large wheels and tires) with the stance of a coupé (styling featuring a sloping roof). It was based on the previous generation BMW 5 and 6-series. E71 development began in 2003 under Peter Tuennermann, after start of E70 X5 development in 2001. Design work by E70 X5 designer Pierre Leclercq was frozen in 2005, with test mules being run from the summer of 2005 and prototypes being tested from late 2006. Production began on December 3, 2007.

The second generation X6 (F16) was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 2014.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
18 December 2007BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe Ready for 2008 NAIASAnthony Fontanelle
13 April 2010BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M - SUVs with M Power? Surely Not!Nigel Marston
22 July 2013BMW of North America, LLC, a Subsidiary of BMW AG, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
19 August 2013Gold BMW X6 Hamman Supreme Edition - the car that taste forgot? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey


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