2011 BMW X6 Gets Twin-Scroll SIngle-Turbo Engine and Eight-Speed Auto

BMW is slowly announcing the updates to its range for the 2011 model year. The announcements have already been made for the 1, 3 and 5 Series models. Now it the X6 is next. The 2011 X6 is going to be powered by the new N55 twin-scroll single-turbo six-cylinder engine mated to an also new eight-speed automatic transmission. In the X6 xDrive35i the engine puts out 306 horsepower. The V8 powered xDrive50i is still powered by the same 4.4L V8. The xDrive35i is capable of reaching 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds, while the xDrive50i does it in 5.4. Fuel efficiency should improve on both models thanks to the new eight-speed automatic.

The updated X6 is expected in Europe in April, with US deliveries sometime after that.

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