New M-Sport package for BMW X6 will come with power upgrades

Just weeks after the unveiling of the new M-Sport package for the new 7-series saloon comes news that BMW will be releasing a similar range of upgrades for its sporty X6 crossover as well as some power mods.

The X6 xDrive35d and xDrive50i will be gifted with a few extra horsepower, with the 306hp (225kW) turbodiesel six-cylinder of the recently-launched 740d being transplanted into the xDrive35d and the twin-turbocharged V8 of the xDrive50i getting boosted to 442hp (330kW).

That puts the xDrive35d M-Sport 20hp (15kW) ahead of the regular model, while the xDrive50i with the M Sport package winds up 42hp (30kW) in front of the standard xDrive50i. Torque is up too, with the six-cylinder xDrive35d producing 332lb-ft (450Nm) in M-Sport trim and the V8 gaining an as yet unspecified amount of twist.

A sporty bodykit, 20in wheels and custom interior trim will mark out the M-Sport-equipped X6s as being the mid-range models in the X6 lineup, however, don’t expect it to look quite as brutish as the range-topping X6 M. Expect to see items such as an M shifter, M steering wheel and M footrest. Carbon-fiber trim is also expected to be available.

The new range of accessories should be available before the end of the year.

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