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      08-02-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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Production of the second generation BMW X6 (F16) has begun! Manufacturing for the all new X6 began yesterday (Friday) at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The first new BMW X6 off the line was a Sophisto Gray xDrive35i with a Cognac Black leather interior. This one isn't for the home market though, as it is destined for a BMW dealership in China.

Production of the first-generation X6 started in early 2008 at the plant. U.S. sales of the X6, between 2008 and 2014 (July), totaled more than 37,000 units. Since 2008, about 265,000 X6s have been produced for global customers.

The X6 joins the X3, X4 and X5 as the current models produced in the Spartanburg plant. The upcoming BMW X7 has also been announced to be joining the lineup at Spartanburg.

In March, BMW announced an additional $1 billion investment for this plant. That will increase annual production capacity to 450,000 vehicles by the end of 2016.

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Also see: 2015 BMW X6 Official Info Thread.



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      08-02-2014, 11:05 AM   #2
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Very cool!

She has moved on to #2 now
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The July sales report shows a jump in the sales for the x6. The new shape looks really good. I'm sure it's gonna look sick when the M model comes out.
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Is it just me or does it look like there is one in front of the one pictured above?
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Is it just me or does it look like there is one in front of the one pictured above?
He meant the one ahead of this one
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Yet another bloated fugly BMW rolls off the line. Their model lineup has mushroomed to the point where quantity has trumped quality. All models to satisfy the horde. Yawn.
Yes. It's about time they went back to the Isetta.

I mean, seriously. Who wants a 4 wheeled car?
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That lady in front of the X6 is thinking... "I hope i built it right....oh wells..."

People use to buy the X6 because it looked sleeker than the X5. Now they look the same except without any usable trunk space.

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I have the E71 and I think the same reason is there to buy the F16 vs the F15 as it was before. It's still sleeker; the main difference is this generation has the same face as the X5.

The rest of the body including rear is completely different from the X5 in terms of looks. They both look great. The X5 has grown on me even the rear, which I didn't like very much at first.

Can't wait to see the ///Ms!

Awesome to see Spartanburg expanding and building 4 and soon to be 5 models of X series BMWs!
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X1,2,3,4,5,6......can't wait for the X7,8,9 and especially the X10!!!! And hopefully they have the exact same two motors as every other model!!!
Just want to know, what battle are you hoping to win?

I think you guys should wave that white flag! Not taking shots at you either.
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Is it just me or does it look like there is one in front of the one pictured above?
It's possible that its an X4. They run an equal opportunity assembly line. You'll see all the Xs mixed up on the line (should I have said online? ). I don't know if an X4s rear is that high though.
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X1,2,3,4,5,6......can't wait for the X7,8,9 and especially the X10!!!
An X10 ... Not only will it drive, but it will also control the lights in my house!

I think my inner electronics geek my be showing.
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looks like she is admiring the 2nd X6!! ??
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X1,2,3,4,5,6......can't wait for the X7,8,9 and especially the X10!!!! And hopefully they have the exact same two motors as every other model!!!
Just want to know, what battle are you hoping to win?

I think you guys should wave that white flag! Not taking shots at you either.
?? Voicing an opinion is a battle? Don't like the company's approach and direction. Not a battle. Couldn't care less I'm not a shareholder nor will I ever purchase one of those consumer grade models again. The only BMW that exists today for me is the M3/4.
I hear what you're saying, and, and I agree with you, even though you've missed my point.
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BMW's "ground force" lol. I find the F nomenclature pretty amusing
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Yet another bloated fugly BMW rolls off the line. Their model lineup has mushroomed to the point where quantity has trumped quality. All models to satisfy the horde. Yawn.
Yes. It's about time they went back to the Isetta.

I mean, seriously. Who wants a 4 wheeled car?
Someone's clearly drunk the BMW kool aid. Cause the X6 is gorgeous!!!! And has won style awards!! If you knew anything about market segmentation you would realize they have segmented the market every possible way and are producing models for those segments. In other words satisfying the masses and sacrificing the purist. Bloated.
Are "purists" not a very small market segment? Circular logic.
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X1,2,3,4,5,6......can't wait for the X7,8,9 and especially the X10!!!! And hopefully they have the exact same two motors as every other model!!!
Just want to know, what battle are you hoping to win?

I think you guys should wave that white flag! Not taking shots at you either.
?? Voicing an opinion is a battle? Don't like the company's approach and direction. Not a battle. Couldn't care less I'm not a shareholder nor will I ever purchase one of those consumer grade models again. The only BMW that exists today for me is the M3/4.
A purist? I mean seriously! Why are you a member on the forum! Segmentation? All brands tap into this! Think about it, even Lamborghini is trying to make an SUV!! Its called growth and all brands do it. If they don't then they will not to exist. In todays market and in all business fields, you have to be able to constantly adapt, innovate and be able to change. I praise BMW currently from a design perspective they are doing a tremendous job and let's not talk about the many technological advancements the cars have. I mean I'm not trying to bash you but don't bash the brand, you drive it let alone spend time on this forum reading about it... I do agree with you though M3/4 are amazing! But I would say best M car is the E30!!!and that my friend was not a great looking car at the time...
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?? Voicing an opinion is a battle? Don't like the company's approach and direction. Not a battle. Couldn't care less I'm not a shareholder nor will I ever purchase one of those consumer grade models again. The only BMW that exists today for me is the M3/4.
For someone who claims expertise in market segmentation, 325er must realise that the M3/M4 'purist' is merely one of many segments, is not representative of the entire market opportunity, meaning that in the last 5-7 years several profitable segments (some in niches) have emerged; and BMW are maximising rents (how's that for a technical term) by going after them with a structured portfolio and a highly modularised supply chain.

The M3/M4 is available for those who want it (by the way, very consumer grade).

As a shareholder, and someone who has owned and driven a wide range of their cars, I am glad BMW understands it's business and potential far too well to pander to purists. Enough said.
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Hahaha, that made me laugh.

Consumer grade rep-mobile if there was ever one. In solid Jet Black too.
(of course his other car is a Bentley)

On an unrelated note, I have a lot of respect for the young, aspirational purist who buys a 10 year old M3 than one who settles for a 1-Series with a boot.

How that's for segmentation.
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Yet another bloated fugly BMW rolls off the line. Their model lineup has mushroomed to the point where quantity has trumped quality. All models to satisfy the horde. Yawn.
I can't say it better, rubber-stamp
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nice but im intrested how will it drive compared too current X6
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