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BMW X6 Facelift Brings Augmented Reality Navigation

  • New iDrive OS8 infotainment
  • Exterior tweaks
  • Scheduled to arrive in 2023

The BMW X6 SUV will receive a facelift next year. Test mules of an updated version of the German brand’s coupe SUV have already been spotted on German roads, suggesting what we can expect from this updated model.

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As we can see from the spy photos, the new BMW X6 could get a tweaked front-end design. The lower grille, like the smaller BMW X1, has large openings to house the radar sensors, while the camouflaged headlights reveal that the new X6 adopts BMW’s latest LED running light design, with arrows It is implied to have a stylized insignia.

The lack of camouflage means that the X6’s exterior design won’t undergo major changes. However, facelifted cars may be available with all-new alloy wheel designs and a handful of previously unavailable paint options.

2023 BMW X6 - Rear

Inside, the changes are much more dramatic. The new X6 is set to receive BMW’s latest iDrive OS8 infotainment system, which features a ‘curved panel’ setup that includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch central touchscreen. The system debuted in his BMW iX electric vehicle and is one of his most sophisticated systems on the market, with crisp graphics and a highly responsive interface.

Two major features that iDrive OS8 brings are Virtual Reality Navigation and ‘My Mode’. The former gets a live feed from the car’s fleet of safety cameras and superimposes the directions on what you see on the screen, making it easier to understand. BMW’s ‘My Mode’ feature allows you to set your individual driver profile and configure steering, throttle response, climate control and ambient lighting to suit your current mood and preferences.

Despite looming emissions regulations, the smallest engine available to X6 buyers is the 3.0-liter six-cylinder mild hybrid. As before, there will be an entry-level petrol model and two diesel models, all of which are expected to receive minor updates to improve performance and fuel economy.

The top-spec X6 M50i and X6M cars continue to use the mighty 4.4-liter turbocharged V8. A facelifted version of the X6M is expected to slightly exceed the current car’s 616bhp output.

What does this mean for car buyers?

The original BMW X6 is often cited as the first coupe SUV and the originator of an increasingly popular segment of the UK car market. His X6, now in its third generation, has been on sale since his 2019 and is starting to feel dated compared to newer electrified rivals such as the new Polestar 3. At this stage, it’s hard to speculate on the pricing of the new car, but it’s expected to start slightly higher than his £65,740 starting price for the current model when it launches next year. Hopefully this new update will make your X6 feel fresh. Because he is not expected to be replaced until 2026, when the all-electric iX6 is expected to join the fray.

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