BMW of North America CEO Tom Purves describes the vehicle as being smaller than the Mercedes R class, with BMW’s sporty handling and seating capacity for five adults. The sloping roof line and low profile seen on several X6 test mules in recent spy-shots seem to have ruled out the option of third-row seating as seen in the X5.
Renovations at the plant last year left BMW with unused capacity that is said to be reserved for the new vehicle. Another BMW supplier, Faurecia, is currently negotiating a bid to work on the new vehicle. Faurecia already supplies the seats, cockpit and door modules for the X5 and are likely to do the same for the new X6.