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BMW X6 – West 14th Street, NYC

September 1st, 2009 by Ian

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We spotted this BMW X6 on 14th street in the Meatpacking District. The sexy soft-roader with a chopped roofline was BMW’s answer to the rising trend toward combining coupe-like profiles with utter non-sports cars. Before X6 hit the scene, the trend had applied almost exclusively to sedans like Mercedes CLS and Passat CC. Although BMW was not the first automaker to fuse coupes and crossovers – Infiniti did it back in 2003 with the precocious FX35 and FX45.

This particular X6 is eqiupped with the optional 4.4L twin turbo V8 – it sends 400 horsepower to all four wheel via BMW’s intelligent AWD system. Apparently, the hulking V8 is the first of its kind to feature turbos between the V section in the middle of the two banks of cylinders. The trunk lid might just be the best iteration yet of the infamous Bangle But. A similarly intentioned crossover coupe from Acura called the ZDX will be hitting dealerships soon.X6 2X6 3X6 4

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