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ECONOMISES ON FUEL, NOT ON PERFORMANCE.

BMW EfficientDynamics in the BMW X6.

The BMW X6 knows how to harness its resources. The proof: irresistible dynamics coupled with low fuel consumption and emissions. Unadulterated driving pleasure is guaranteed, thanks to innovative BMW EfficientDynamics technologies such as an intelligent lightweight construction and ingenious aerodynamics.

Intelligent lightweight construction.

Thanks to lightweight construction, every gram shed from the vehicle's weight increases driving pleasure. The less weight there is to move, the less energy is needed to move it. BMW applied this insight to vehicle construction back in the 1930s and has been continually refining it ever since. Our engineers constantly ask themselves: where does it make sense to reduce weight? And where would it be impractical? The result: intelligent lightweight construction. This encompasses the use of ultra-lightweight materials like magnesium in the dashboard mount or aluminium in the suspension and bonnet. An undercarriage cover made from textile materials has a positive acoustic effect and also reduces weight. This means that the car as a whole is significantly lighter than its predecessors.
 

Aerodynamics.

The entire design of the BMW X6 is testament to the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The optimised, aerodynamic front apron and undercarriage feature innovative improvements that reduce air resistance and fuel consumption.
The integrated Aero Curtain channels air through two vertical air inlets and along the front wheel arches. The accelerated air flow creates a kind of “curtain” on the outer side of the wheels. At the same time, the Air Breather channels the air flow at the front wheels. These innovative technologies reduce turbulence and air resistance, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.
While driving, the air vent control uses a sensor to continuously monitor whether the engine requires cooling and opens or closes the vents accordingly. The optimised aerodynamics and shortened engine warm-up period reduces fuel consumption.

Eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission.

The eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission adapts to suit individual driving styles. It is perfect for everything from comfortable cruising through to a very dynamic drive. In addition to automatic gear selection, it is of course possible to shift gears manually at any time. The gear can be shifted using the dynamically designed selector lever or the shift paddles on the steering wheel.
In Sport mode, the gear shifts are configured for maximum performance. Thanks to the fine increments and eight gears, the engine is always kept at the level at which it can make best use of its power and efficiency. It also makes acceleration faster, when overtaking another vehicle for example.
When travelling at high speeds, the additional eighth gear reduces the required engine speed, thereby also reducing the fuel consumption and engine noise. This is also where the newly developed converter clutch comes into play. The eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission offers the greatest shifting comfort and the best possible efficiency.
 

ECO PRO mode.

The ECO PRO mode helps drivers reduce their fuel consumption by up to twenty percent, depending on their driving style – according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study. The coasting function, the Route-Ahead Assistant and ECO PRO Route make it possible to save a further five percent.

Route-Ahead Assistant

ECO PRO Route

 

Intelligent energy management.

The intelligent energy management in the BMW X6 is provided by a number of standard-feature BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, including the Auto Start-Stop function, Electric Power Steering and Brake Energy Regeneration. The interplay between these technologies ensures sustainable mobility and maximum efficiency.

Auto Start-Stop function

Electric Power Steering

Brake Energy Regeneration

 
 
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