The first generation (E71) was released for sale in April 2008 for the 2008 model year. The X6 was marketed as a sports activity coupé (SAC) by BMW. It combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, all-wheel drive and all-weather ability, large wheels and tires) with the stance of a coupé (styling featuring a sloping roof). It was based on the previous generation BMW 5 and 6 Series. E71 development began in 2003 under Peter Tuennermann.
The concept model debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show and the production X6 officially debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and Montreal International Auto Show. While slightly longer and wider than the X5, it is significantly lower and seated initially only four, and since 2011, optionally five.
Our X6 is fitted with the 4.4 litre V8 petrol engine, coded N63 which produced 402 bhp and would go from 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Supplied with 12 months MOT, a service carried out by our service department and both keys.