The next-gen BMW X6 has been spied lapping the Nürburgring again, and the engineers stripped off a little more camouflage off the roof and fender wings this time. There's also a chance to see the new one with the existing X6 M for a chance to compare the changes.
Gallery: BMW X6 spy shots
The new X6 looks a whole lot like the existing one. Up front, it adopts the larger grille from the X7 and new 7 Series. A revised roofline provides an even sleeker silhouette by making the lip even smaller where the boot opening transitions downward.
On the inside, the X6 wears BMW's current style of pairing a digital instrument cluster with a wide infotainment display on top of the centre stack. The screens' positioning makes it easy for a driver's eye flow from one to the other without needing to adjust much. Physical controls for the HVAC system and radio are also on the stack. The iDrive controller is next to the gearshift on the console.
Under the bonnet, we believe this X6 packs BMW's 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. In this trim, expect the mill to offer around 523 bhp and 553 pound-feet of torque. The full-bore X6 M would use a tuned version of this engine with an output around 600 bhp. Folks in Europe who prefer a diesel could get the X6 M50d with a quad-turbo 3.0-litre inline-six making 394 bhp and 560 lb-ft. A plug-in hybrid powertrain would also provide an option for buyers looking to maximise fuel economy.
Look for the X6 to debut before the end of the summer and be on sale in some markets before the end of the year. The M version should arrive about a year after the standard models arrive in showrooms.