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BMW Spyshots: Next Gen X6, Facelifted X3 & New 4 Series Gran Coupe

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BMW is on a testing spree and it seems like October is their favourite testing season!!

First we saw the two test mules, the 1 Series GT and the 1 Series based 7 Seater being tested.

And now this!!

The Next Gen X6, the Facelifted X3 & the new 4 Series Gran Coupe.

The Next Generation X6:

From the following spy shots it can be seen that BMW has becided to give the New Second-Generation X6 a more aggressive appearence than the outgoing model.

And in order to improve interior space BMW has increased its size, rising from 4877mm to approx. 4910mm.

Power is likely to come from a new range of twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-litre diesel and tri-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engines, as well as a selection of upgraded 4.4-litre V8 petrols for both standard and M division cars.

A hybrid version, combining the 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor, is also in development.

But i am a bit sceptical about the M and Hybrid version of the next gen X6 hitting Indian shores.

The new X6 is based on a shortened version of the same platform found on the new X5. Made largely of steel, this is said to bring significant weight savings, as will the new axle assemblies, which the X6 shares with the 5 Series.

This test mule was captures at the Nurburgring.

Final production model is expected to launch late next year.

Here are a few pics:





The Facelifted X3:

The current X3 does not have any major flaws and infact is one of the best cars in its segment.

But in the international market BMW is surely feeling the heat from its arch-rivals, the Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz GLA both of which recently received cosmetic makeovers.

Hence BMW has decided to give the current X3 a facelift!!

The facelift includes new head lights, integrated fog lights, new tail lights and minor design tweaks on the exterior.

The facelifted X3 could also bring along a few newer engine options.

Here are a few pics:





The New 4 Series Gran Coupe:

A layman would easily confuse this one with the 3 Series, but the new 4 Series Gran Coupe will be posher and more dynamic than the 3 Series.

With good amount of head room and decent boot size, BMW has made it a very practical option.

Expect this car to make an international debut by around mid next year!!

I am a little bit sceptical about this car making it to the Indian car market, but i hope it does!!

Here are a few pics:





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This is the 2nd part of the BMW Snapshots.

Here in we have a look at the New BMW X4.

The New X4:

Since its unveiling in Shanghai, little has been written or heard about the new BMW X4.

These spy shots of the X4 reveal that it has 2 tailpipes. Which might indicate that the prototype being tested is actually powered by a 2-liter turbocharged unit, most likely the 245 HP one found on the 328i. If this turns out to be true it might give us some indication as to what models will show up on the market first.

I guess the xDrive35i and xDrive28i would be the first models to show up, possibly joined by the monstrous xDrive50i. A diesel alternative will probably be launched too, most likely the xDrive25d.

As for the interior, very little is known, but it would be very much similar to the one found on the X3.

Here are some pics from the Nurburgring:






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Good to see the X6 getting a facelift. :)

The X3 only get the Bumpers changed.

The X4's side profile is like the X6.

BMW is doing everything they can to finish their product well. :D


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