With the new, fourth-generation BMW X5 already out, it’s only natural that it will eventually be followed by its coupe-SUV counterpart, the X6. This niche premium segment is getting more crowded than ever with the launch of the new Audi Q8 and the expected coupe version of the Porsche Cayenne, so we assume the Bavarian automaker is already working on its answer.
These renderings by independent designer Aksyonov Nikita could easily pass off as official images from BMW. There’s not much that can be done wrong with the X6, by just taking the X5 and giving it a sloped roofline and a more stylish hatch you get the next generation of what is one of the most polarizing vehicles on the market today.
But do not get fooled by the familiar skin, the next generation X6, which should debut sometime next year, will be all-new underneath the clothes. The switch to BMW’s new CLAR architecture, despite the expected increase in dimensions, will bring a healthy weight reduction, and the engineers are also planning a number of tech innovations.