10 December 2014
Powerful and athletic with the presence of an X model and athleticism of a coupé
Beirut – Aimed at catering to the discerning clientele in Lebanon, Bassoul-Heneine sal, the official BMW Group importer in Lebanon, has unveiled the all-new BMW X6. The second generation of the Sports Activity Coupé, which has already posted global sales of almost 250,000 units, enjoys a special status among BMW X model rivals thanks to its irresistible allure, intoxicating performance and innovative luxury.
The extrovert design of the new BMW X6 blends the robustness and versatility of a BMW X model with the sporting elegance typical of the brand’s coupés. The interior combines generous space with model-specific sports features and a luxurious ambience, while attractive design and equipment packages further highlight the exclusive style of the new BMW X6.
Commenting on the arrival of the new vehicle, Nagy Heneine, General Manager for Commercial Affairs at Bassoul-Heneine sal, said: “Positioning itself as the incomparable and irresistible BMW X model, the all-new BMW X6 offers a combination of robust performance, attractive design and exclusive technologies. Not only are we certain that this model will achieve great results in Lebanon, but that our customers will also appreciate adding this new model to our BMW X range famous for its power and versatility.”
The Design Pure Extravagance equipment package adds striking, high-quality accents to both the interior and the exterior. Meanwhile The M Sport package includes specially selected features that enhance the vehicle’s dynamic character for an immediately eye-catching effect. Also available from launch are model-specific features from BMW Individual.
Additionally the new BMW X6 comes with a suitably exclusive roster of standard equipment, which goes beyond that of the previous model: bi-xenon headlights, 19-inch light-alloy wheels, automatic tailgate operation and the 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission with steering wheel shift paddles are all included, as are leather trim, two-zone climate control and auto-dimming rear-view mirror. Lending functionality an extra boost are the 40: 20: 40 split/folding rear seat backrests, which allow load compartment capacity to expand from 580 litres to as much as 1,525 litres (75 litres more than the predecessor model.)
The line-up of engines available in the Middle East from December will include the latest-generation V8 developing 450 hp for the BMW X6 xDrive50i with the BMW X6 xDrive35i 306 hp set to join the range in Q1 2015.
Ensuring that the noticeably increased performance of the new BMW X6 is accompanied by an up to 22 percent reduction in average fuel consumption are BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the standard-fitted eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission, extensive BMW EfficientDynamics technology, weight-saving optimisations and enhanced aerodynamics.
The standard – and permanently active – intelligent all-wheel-drive system BMW xDrive optimises traction, directional stability and cornering dynamics, as the situation requires. For improved dynamics, xDrive can optionally link up with adaptive suspension packages, including Dynamic Performance Control.
For increased performance, Dynamic Performance Control is offered together with Dynamic Drive active roll stabilisation as part of the Dynamic adaptive suspension package to deliver a targeted improvement in the car’s sporty handling attributes. Further enhanced ride comfort can be achieved thanks to of air suspension at the rear axle and Dynamic Damper Control, which are included in both the Comfort adaptive suspension package and Adaptive M suspension (part of the M Sport package), which also offers bespoke, sports-oriented suspension tuning. The Professional adaptive suspension package, meanwhile, combines the features of Comfort and Dynamic.
Adaptive LED headlights, Comfort Access (including hands-free tailgate opening and closing) and other high-class options underline the innovative character of the new BMW X6. Driving pleasure and long-distance comfort, meanwhile, can be further enhanced by features including the Navigation System Professional with Touch Controller, Bang & Olufsen high-end surround-sound system and new Rear Entertainment System Professional.
A wide variety of features are available through BMW ConnectedDrive. This includes items such as the BMW Head-Up Display, Driving Assistant Plus with Traffic Jam Assistant, the BMW Parking Assistant, Surround View and BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot and Speed Limit Info, as well as all BMW ConnectedDrive services and Online Entertainment.
Note to Editors:
Bassoul-Heneine sal is the exclusive importer of the BMW Group in Lebanon, and the oldest BMW importer in the world. Throughout its illustrious history, dating back to 1951 with the establishment of Bassoul-Heneine & Co., the company has built a wealth of expertise, knowledge and trust among its loyal customers desiring BMW and MINI automobiles.