BMW X6: more details

* On sale this summer * Expected to cost from 43,000 * Full What Car? road test this weekend...

BMW X6: more details

This is the BMW X6, which will go on sale this summer.

BMW describes it as the 'world's first Sports Activity Coupe', which in plain English means it combines the design of a coupe and a 4x4.

It says the four-seater will appeal to buyers who want something slightly smaller than an X5 that's more dynamic to drive.

There are four engine options. Petrol units are a 302bhp 3.0-litre and a 402bhp 4.4-litre V8. Diesels are 232bhp and 282bhp 3.0-litre units.

The engines are linked to a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard, and the driver can change gear using steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Four-wheel drive is standard, and options include suspension that automatically adapts to the road and adaptive headlights that change beam pattern according to conditions.

Prices are expected to start from 43,000.

Come back to this weekend to read the first test drive of the car.