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2023 BMW X6 spied

The BMW X6 is set to get a massaged look for 2023, but we're expecting that to be backed by a more powerful range of engines.


The BMW X6 has been snapped testing ahead of a mid-life refresh.

The coupe-backed brother to the X5 looks like it’s wearing a new face, with fresh detailing in the headlights.

Like the leaked X1 and iX1, and the updated 3 Series sedan, the new X5 and X6 will feature an evolved take on the hexagonal LED light signature that currently features on the BMW range.

Inside, the X6 will likely gain the curved OS8.0 infotainment system. It’s already been rolled out in the i4 and iX, with a large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment display.

Powered by the latest iDrive 8 operating system, this new infotainment system supports over-the-air updates, improved personalisation, voice recognition features, and a minimalist interface with large icons.

It looks like the BMW X5 and X6 will get more than just a massaged look with their mid-life refresh, according to a new report.

BMW Blog quotes “inside information” that the xDrive40i, xDrive45e, and M50i will be given a power boost when the 2023 X5 launches.

According to the report, the inline six-cylinder xDrive40i petrol will be boosted from 250kW to 275kW, and the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e will be boosted from 290kW to almost 360kW of power thanks to the powertrain from the next-gen 7 Series.

A longer electric-only range is also likely, although exactly how far it’ll be extended isn’t clear.

Finally, the report claims the flagship M Sport version of the X5 and X6, currently badged M50i, will swap its current V8 engine for a version of the hybrid S68 twin-turbo V8 we’re expecting to feature in the XM SUV.

It won’t necessarily get a power boost, however. The current engine outputs 390kW and 750Nm.

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Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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