Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
"With over £6000 worth of optional extras on this car you really are getting your moneys worth! It looks amazing with it’s Space Grey metallic finish and 20" Y-Spoke style alloys, whilst inside a full Black Nevada leather interior with anthracite trim add sophistication and style. It’s comfy too as heated seats and dual climate control keep you warm as we enter these winter months. This is the X-Drive which means that you need not worry about any impending snow as you’ll be able to motor on no matter what. Technology finishes this amazing car off as Sat-Nav, Bluetooth and 360 degree Parking Sensors ensure you never want for anything. This lovely car was recently part exchanged by ourselves and we doubt it’s going to stay here for long so give us a call now to book a test drive."
Jeff Aynsley, General Manager
Vertu Specialist Cars Newcastle
- Air Conditioning
- Climate Control
- Metallic Paint
- Cruise Control
- Satellite Navigation
- Alloy Wheels
- Leather Seats
- Heated Seats
- Parking Sensors
- CD Player
|Heat insulating tinted glass|
|Intermittent rear wash/wipe|
|Anti trapping/one touch open close front windows|
|Front and rear electric windows|
|Heated washer jets|
|Anti trapping/one touch open close rear windows|
|Rain sensor including auto headlights activation|
|Automatic Stability Control (ASC)|
|Hill descent control|
|CBC - (Cornering brake control)|
|Dynamic brake control|
|EBD + Brake Assist|
|Dynamic Traction Control - DTC|
|Hill start assist|
|Dynamic stability control|
|Front/rear Parking distance control|
|On board computer|
|Lights on warning|
|Service interval indicator|
|Run flat tyre indicator|
|6.5" colour display screen|
|Body colour door mirrors|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Electric operated/heated door mirrors|
|Diesel particulate filter|
|Radio/CD + MP3|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour rear spoiler|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Chrome exhaust tailpipes|
|Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats|
|Front fog lights|
|Day running lights|
|Xenon headlights + auto levelling and power wash|
|Brake force display|
|Follow me home headlights|
|Downlights in exterior door handles|
|Removable luggage cover|
|12V power point in luggage area|
|4 boot load lashing points|
|Front centre armrest with storage box|
|Illuminated glovebox with lock|
|Storage box in doors|
|Front and rear cupholders|
|3 spoke sports leather multi-function steering wheel|
|Manual height/reach adjust steering wheel|
|Gearshift paddles on steering wheel|
|Toolkit in luggage compartment|
|Driver and passenger knee pads|
|Front/rear reading lights|
|Luggage compartment lighting|
|Front/rear courtesy lights|
|Footwell courtesy lights front and rear|
|Ambient interior lighting|
|Front and rear door exit lights|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Rear door child safety locks|
|Height adjustable inertia reel front seatbelts|
|Front side airbags|
|Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts|
|Rear three point seatbelts x 2|
|Occupancy sensor for passenger seat|
|Warning triangle and first aid kit|
|Front and rear head airbags|
|Front passenger airbag deactivation|
|Height adjustable rear head restraints|
|Height/tilt adjustable front headrests|
|60/40 split fold rear seat back|
|Individual rear seats|
|Isofix rear child seat fastenings|
|Alarm - category 1|
|Remote central locking|
|Locking wheel bolts|
|Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors|
|Run flat tyres|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
Despite the controversy surrounding its conception and birth, the X6 has been a hit for BMW, even the naysayers having to concede that, whatever you may think of the size and the style, it's a very impressive machine to drive. With the introduction of an M-badged diesel model - the triple-turboed straight-six being the most powerful oil-burner BMW has ever built - X6 drivers will be able to travel unfeasibly quickly whichever pump they choose to fill up from. Probably too quickly for anyone to notice the subtle facelift BMW has afforded the X6 range.
Endowing a hefty, Tarmac-bound 4x4 with the chassis dynamics of a lower, lither performance saloon was nothing new (take a bow Porsche Cayenne), but teaming it with a supersized four-door coupe body that seats just four people most certainly was in 2008 when BMW launched the X6. It certainly got the media tongues wagging, some commentators branding it a crossover-too-far, others a blind alley. On the face of it, the X6 was a difficult car for BMW to justify. The company's explanation was that it was merely the next stage in the evolution of the Sports Utility Vehicle (or Sports Activity Vehicle as BMW preferred to call its trend-setting X5), delivering levels of dynamic excellence, driver involvement and design daring-do hitherto unavailable in a sector that included the Porsche Cayenne GTS, the just facelifted Mercedes ML63 and the Range Rover Sport. In other words, and rather like the X5 and Cayenne before it, just what the world never knew it wanted until it was told. BMW's said the X6 would be bought by people who wanted to enjoy both the inherent bulk and lofty driving position of a 4x4 and the sleek, swoopy, sporting character of a coupe. Futhermore, it would harvest market share from owners of other SUVs whose families had left home and wanted something that didn't shout 'familiy'. It did just that. And with a refreshed look and one more (very potent) diesel engine in its armoury, it's likely to prove just as unstoppable as it looks.
BMW's model-naming department must be receiving quite a few queries of late, especially with regard to the application of the iconic 'M' badge. It seems there's now an 'M' for every occasion, from the hot-looking but trim-level only M Sport models to the full-on M GmbH road rockets. The recently introduced intermediate layer of diesel-engined M Performance models sits between the two. It includes what's already been dubbed the 'oil-burning M5', the M550d xDrive, and the identically-engined M50d that swells the X6 range. And what an engine it is. Essentially an upgraded version of BMW's 3.0-litre straight six TwinPower turbodiesel, but with three rather than two turbochargers, it delivers 376bhp and a knee-weakening 546lb ft of torque - enough to see it hurtle from rest to 62mph in just 5.3s. If you want to go faster in an X6 you'll need the truly monstrous 555bhp X6M - and, of course, you'll pay for the privilege in road tax and at the pumps. But as well as being part of the new M Performance tri-turbo diesel line-up, the facelifted X6 offers a further five engine choices: the aforementioned 555bhp X6M, V8 xDrive50i, six-pot xDrive35i and diesel-powered xDrive40d and xDrive30d, the latter available with BMW's nitrogen oxide-reducing BluePerformance Technology from Spring 2012. Whichever powerplant you go for, be in no doubt that the X6's chassis will serve it brilliantly. A system called Dynamic Performance Control (DPC) splits torque not only between the front and rear axles, but also between individual wheels. If the system senses the tyres are starting to slide, it instantaneously sends drive to the wheels with the most grip. And there's an almost ridiculous abundance of that. Added to which, Active Drive goes a long way to eliminated body roll by stiffening the anti-roll bars as the cornering forces build.The upshot is that the X6's size and bulk effectively evaporate when you're pressing on. Its agility, body control and stability at speed are exceptional: more scaled-up hot hatch than tied-down bulk container. On the road, the dynamic talent teams up with very fine levels of forward vision to make the X6 feel massively safe and confidence-inspiring.
Design and Build
The X6, one of the most extraordinary sights on the road, hasn't exactly dated. There aren't really any points of reference to measure such things by. Its sheer size and elevation are the first and last things you notice. That said, aspects of the design have been tidied. At the front, the foglights have been relocated to sit high up in the outer air inlets, BMW's signature chrome kidney grille is a little wider and more prominent and, if you want your plain vanilla X6 to look more like an X6M, the flagship's adaptive LED headlamps and blue aluminium brake callipers are offered as extra cost options. Cosmetic noodling? Not really. The altered apertures improve engine cooling and breathing, while the addition of little flaps beneath the front apron are said to enhance stability. At the rear, horizontally mounted twin LED light clusters incredibly make the X6 look even wider than before while additional paint finishes - including Marrakech Brown metallic, Orion Silver metallic and Midnight Blue metallic - and new bi-colour, double spoke 19-inch alloys for the xDrive 50i model, all feed into the X6's undeniable 'look at me' persona. Inside the standard leather interior is available in Vermilion Red for the first time, while the nappa leather option comes with the choice of either Black or Ebony White. While clearly based on the X5's, the cabin looks and feels classier and more elegant and has a remarkably inviting coupe-like ambience - right down to the snug (though, thankfully, not that snug) rear headroom. Legroom's generous, though, and the boot usefully huge. The seats front and back are terrifically comfortable and the elevated view from them the same as you'd expect from a regular SUV.
Market and Model
Prices sit within the £46,000 to £86,000 bracket for a range that kicks off with the xDrive30d (which commands a premium of £340 over the outgoing model) and concludes with the X6M (a rise of £3.5k). The M Performance tri-turbo diesel X6, the M50d, at just over £60k, looks the best bet if you want to combine thumping performance with an environmental conscience and nothing from Porsche, Mercedes or Range Rover can match this particular BMW's blend of potency and parsimony.
Cost of Ownership
EfficientDynamics technology isn't denied BMW's most in your face offering - arguably, it needs it the most. It comprises Brake Energy Recirculation, which recycles lost energy to the alternator, reducing alternator drag in normal driving conditions and improving fuel economy. Low rolling resistance tyres also feature, as do low friction transmission fluids and a high tech absorbent glass mat battery. Petrol powered X6s also get a high precision direct injection system for even more efficient combustion. Star of the show, for economy and emissions, is the xDrive 30d with a combined consumption of 38.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 195 g/km. But factor in sledgehammer performance and the M50d's 36.7mpg and 204 g/km of CO2 look comfortably the more impressive achievement. BMW has pioneered the age of have-your-cake-and-eat-it powertrain technology, and the X6 M50d is a prime example.
Anthracite Velour floor mats, Heat insulating tinted glass, ABS+ABD, Sports suspension, Servotronic PAS, Stop/start button, On board computer, Body colour door mirrors, Diesel particulate filter, Radio/CD + MP3...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||7.5|
|Engine Power - BHP||245|
|Engine Power - KW||180|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||4000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||398|
|Engine Torque - MKG||55|
|Engine Torque - NM||540|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||195 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||72|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||38.2|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||42.2|
|EC Urban (mpg)||32.5|
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