MEMBERS of the diplomatic corps, bankers and business owners all converged on Stewart Motors’ Orchard Road office on Wednesday evening for the launch of the 2013 BMW X6.
Fine wines, hors d’oeuvres were served to the guests who all turned up to ‘greet’ the evening’s ‘crowd puller’.
“As the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé, the BMW X6 has been a runaway success since its launch in 2008,” Duncan Stewart, general manager of Stewart Motors, told the gathering. “BMW Group ended 2011 with the highest sales in history in Latin America and the Caribbean, achieving a record of 20,656 units of BMW, Mini and BMW motorcycles.”
Stewart said at home, the figures were also encouraging.
“In Jamaica, 78 units sold year-to-date represents an increase of 39 per cent over last year’s sales... while sales of the X6 are up 69 per cent over last year’s,” he said.
For the first time the X6 comes with LED technology, as featured in the new optional Adaptive Full-LED twin headlights.
To enable faster gear changes, using the eight-speed sport automatic transmission, the steering wheel comes with shift paddle as standard. The in-line, three-litre, six-cylinder, petrol engine of the BMW X6 Drive 35i delivers 225kW/306 bhp.
Other features include lane departure warning, cornering lights, tyre pressure monitoring, dusk sensing headlamps, self-levelling headlights, electronic brakeforce distribution, and rear-view camera with top- and side-view.
The starting price of the BMW X6 is $10.9-m.
“With our new price structures and BMW’s winning personality, you are sure to find the perfect match,” Stewart said.