Manufactured exclusively in Spartanburg County, the introduction of the 2015 BMW X6 marks the second-generation of the carmaker’s Sports Activity Coupe.
Since 2008, the BMW X6 has enjoyed a special status amongst the X models produced in Spartanburg, said Sky Foster, Department Manager, Corporate Communications, BMW Manufacturing. “With sales of almost 250,000 units around the world, we welcome the next generation X6 and believe it be well-received by our customers.”
The 2015 BMW X6 will arrive in US showrooms by late 2014, although pricing will not be announced until closer to launch.
Active Driving Assistant available on the new BMW X6
The new BMW X6 is available with Active Driving Assistant. The camera-based driver assistance system includes Lane Departure Warning, which can be used whenever the vehicle is travelling at a speed of more than 44 mph. Lane Departure Warning alerts drivers with a visible signal in the instrument cluster and a vibration of the steering wheel if they have inadvertently drifted out of their lane. The option, which is included in the Driver Assistance Plus Package, also includes a Pedestrian and Collision Warning system with braking function.
Parallel parking made easy with the Parking Assistant
Additional convenience when driving in town is provided by the model’s optional Parking Assistant. The system helps the driver identify and drive into parallel parking spaces. When the parking button is pressed, the new BMW X6 parks itself automatically in the selected parking space. While performing this precisely controlled maneuver, the system provides the necessary steering input, while the driver operates the accelerator and brake pedal, and selects the correct gear.
BMW Assist eCall and TeleService
The new BMW X6 is equipped with the BMW Assist eCall system and TeleService including a 10-year subscription. The system relays important information to the BMW Call Center in the event of a crash, such as vehicle position (accurate to within feet), chassis number, vehicle model, vehicle color and data from the onboard sensors. The system also detects how many people are travelling in the vehicle, which airbags were activated and the intensity of the impact. Thanks to the company’s ground-breaking Urgency Algorithm, the system also uses data from the vehicle’s crash sensors to assess and transmit the likelihood of severe injury. This makes it easier to supply first responders with critical information in a timely fashion.