Film actors in India, other than their work, have always been in headlines for their affluent lifestyle, love affairs and obsession for expensive cars. Allu Arjun, the famous Tollywood star, is one of the celebrities who is fond of luxury and expensive cars. He owns BMW’s masculine and sporty SUV – the X6. The BMW X6 luxury crossover-coupe is one of the popular celebrity cars that is also owned by Salman Khan, Fahad Fazil, Sanina Nehwal and Sreesnath.
The X6, BMW’s first ‘Sports Activity Coupe’ (SAC), was launched back in 2008. The crossover is the perfect blend of an SUV and a coupe’s attributes. Features like all wheel drive, large wheels and tyres and high ground clearance are taken from a sports utility vehicle, while the bold styling, sloping roof and stances are the coupe inspired elements. Like many BMW cars, the X6 too combines athletic design, agility and dynamic performance.
With moustache like wider frontal air intakes, new light arrangement, kidney grilles, coupe roofline, bold horizontal lines, prominent rear wheel arches and masculine diffuser, the crossover makes a commanding road presence. The interior design resembles the X5, especially the dashboard, centre console and front seats. The material quality, too, is same as the X5. However, the steering wheel with gearshift paddle and knee pads on the centre console distinguishes both the vehicles.
It offers generous cabin space and lots of comfort-enhancing features. That is the reason why it’s quite popular among celebrity cars in India. The X6 is power-packed with a twin-turbocharged, six-cylinder diesel engine, which is paired with an 8-speed Steptronic sport gearbox. The gearbox offers multiple driving modes that can be selected through the gearshift paddles or gear lever. The engine is refined and quick. The crossover is also available with a new TwinPower turbo V8 petrol engine, boosted with direct petrol injection and BMW EfficientDynamics technology.
Most BMW cars are known for their exceptional driving dynamics and handling, so as the X6. It runs smoothly across different rev-ranges and the power delivery is linear and instant. The suspension, absorbing jerks and potholes on rough surfaces, further enhances its handling and stability. The ride is comfortable on smooth roads. The optional Active Steering improves revs and assistance at low speeds, while reducing applied lock and assistance at high revs.
What adds more to its off-road stability and traction are the intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive system and Dynamic stability control. The X6 is also equipped with driver assistance features such as driving assistant plus, BMW head-up display, navigation system professional, BMW night vision with dynamic light sport, surround view and park assistant.