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First drive: 2020 BMW X6 M50i in Germany

First drive: 2020 BMW X6 M50i in Germany

Remember the Ssangyong Actyon? Distinguished by a roofline that tapered sharply at the rear, it was arguably the first SUV-coupe in the world. The only problem? It wasn’t particularly good, which meant it never sold in significant numbers, so the Korean carmaker quietly laid it to rest in 2010 after a five-year production run.

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2020 BMW X6 debuts with familiar styling, bigger grille

2020 BMW X6 debuts with familiar styling, bigger grille

What is with BMW and their grills? The 2020 BMW 7 Series and X7 came with a massive kidney grill that got people frowning in doubt. And now, the new 2020 BMW X6 too is here with a peculiar grill. This time though, it’s not the size of the grill that BMW has played with. They have lit it up, quite literally.

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BMW SUVs account for huge chunk of GCC sales

BMW SUVs account for huge chunk of GCC sales


In other parts of the developed world, BMW’s best-sellers are the 1-Series, the 3-Series and the 5-Series. We already know that the BMW X6 and the BMW X5 take the second and third spots on BMW’s own sales charts in the GCC, behind the 7-Series.

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BMW unveils diesel models with M badge

BMW unveils diesel models with M badge


BMW M, the German carmaker’s legendary performance subsidiary, has rolled out four new BMW M models, all set to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show soon. However, the interesting news is that the new models are all diesel-powered vehicles, which happens to be the first ones ever to get the “M” treatment.

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First Drive: BMW X5 M, X6 M & M3 2011 on the track

First Drive: BMW X5 M, X6 M & M3 2011 on the track


BMW had a track event at the Dubai Autodrome racetrack last week. Dubbing it “X Meets M Roadshow”, it was an attempt by BMW to legitimise the X5 M and the X6 M as true sporting vehicles worthy of the M badge, while also having the M3 as well as regular X5 and X6 models at hand for comparison. Interestingly, it was even open to the public, and all you had to do was sign up on BMW’s regional website for a slot. The only problem was BMW’s local outfit chose to advertise this event on everywhere except the Middle East’s most popular car website,

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BMW X6 made real coupe by Apmotex

BMW X6 made real coupe by Apmotex


BMW claims that their X6 is a “coupe” while it has four doors. While that tidbit was thought up by marketing types, and is completely wrong, BMW still had hit on their hands. The X6 is the best-selling BMW in the UAE and possibly the whole GCC. The four doors ensured its success. But Russian tuners Apmotex wondered what a real X6 coupe would be like.

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BMW launches hybrid X6 and 7-Series in the GCC

BMW launches hybrid X6 and 7-Series in the GCC


BMW has launched two high-end hybrid models in the GCC, based on the X6 and the 7-Series, and both with equally long names. One is the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the other is the BMW ActiveHybrid 7. After a few false starts by Chevrolet, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz, these are likely the first true hybrid vehicles to be commercially available in the UAE. And we are assuming they are expensive.

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