The BMW X6 is a mid-size luxury crossover released for sale in the second quarter of 2008 by German automaker BMW. The BMW X6 was marketed as a Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) by BMW. It combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, all wheel drive and all-weather ability, large wheels and tires) with the stance of a coupé (bold styling, dramatic sloping roof).
The concept model debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show and the production BMW X6 officially debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and Montreal International Auto Show. While slightly longer and wider than the X5, it is significantly lower and seats only four people.
It is built in BMW’s North American plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina alongside the BMW X5, whose platform it shares. It is dubbed a “Sports Activity Coupé (SAC)” by BMW. A hybrid version, the BMW Concept BMW X6 ActiveHybrid, which will be the first such vehicle from BMW, was also announced. Later, in April 2009, the sporty BMW X6 M version was announced, with a 555 hp (414 kW) 4.4-liter turbocharged V8.