The diesel-powered Sport Activity Coupe.
There are a few things that are a bit unconventional with the Senner Tuning X6 40d. First, the whole “Sport Activity Coupe” designation that was invented by BMW with the X6 back in 2008 is still a bit new to us automotive journalists. Secondly, the performance-oriented diesel engine continues to confuse mainstream buyers. (Because diesel is so dirty, loud, and awful for the environment, right?)
The Senner Tuning X6 40d is a way for mainstream buyers to see how much fun a diesel can be. The common-rail, 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine puts out a clean and respectable 306 horsepower and 442 lb-ft. of torque stock. After Senner Tuning works their magic with sport air filter, ECU tune, and removal of the top speed governor, the turbodiesel engine cranks out 336 horsepower and 490 lb-ft. of tire shredding torque.
After the engine tune, the Senner Tuning BMW X6 was given a host of other handling and performance goodies. The stock suspension was replaced with a Bilstein shocks and springs with a 25/20 mm lowering feature for a lower ride height and center of gravity. New Hamann Motorsports Anniversary EVO Black Line wheels in a 10.5 x 22 front and 12 x 22 setup were fitted with 295/30 ZR 22 front and 335/30 ZR 22 Continental Sport Contact 5P tires for better grip.
And for those owners that want to look good while driving their BMW, Senner Tuning has installed a few special exterior upgrades on the X6 40d. A new BMW Performance bumper with larger air intakes and a black honeycomb design was fitted for a meaner look. The rear was given a new diffuser with special fins, a spoiler for downforce, and new tailpipes. Even the lights were upgraded on the Senner Tuning BMW X6, as the parking lights were converted to white and the rear bumper corners were partially painted. To finish things off, the rear window was tinted dark black.
If the exterior and performance doesn’t tickle your fancy, Senner Tuning can install a new DVD player to keep everyone entertained.
The Senner Tuning X6 40d proves to the mainstream buyer that diesel can be fun. Customers that want some diesel performance can expect a € 20,000 (+/- 26,800 USD) price tag depending on wheel types.
Senner Tuning X6 40d Specifications
Displacement: 3.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline-six
Fuel Type: Diesel
Maximum Horsepower: 336 (247 kW)
Maximum Torque: 490 lb-ft. (665 Nm)
-Sport air filter
Type: Eight-speed automatic
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Hamann Anniversary EVO Black Line
Front Wheels: 10.5 x 22
Rear Wheels: 12 x 22
Tires: Continental Sport Contact 5SP
Front Tires: 295/30 ZR 22
Rear Tires: 335/30 ZR 22
Suspension: Bilstein B8 shocks and springs with 20/25 mm lowering feature
-BMW Performance front bumper with larger air intakes and black honeycomb grille
-Read diffuser with special fins
-Parking lights converted to white
-Rear bumper corners partially painted body color
-Rear window tinting
-DVD multimedia system
Senner Tuning X6 40d Gallery
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