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BMW Group Malaysia has launched the CKD F16 BMW X6 at its headquarters in Cyberjaya. The BMW X6, presented in sole xDrive35i trim, is the ninth model to be locally-assembled in Malaysia and is equipped with the M Sport pack. If you’re currently experiencing a bout of Déjà vu now, we don’t blame you. The CBU BMW X6 xDrive35i M Sport was launched in April this year at the BMW World Malaysia 2015 event.

The major difference this time round is, of course, the significantly lower price tag. While the CBU variant went for RM719k, the CKD BMW X6 xDrive35i M Sport is priced at RM666,800 with on-the-road (OTR) costs sans insurance – that’s a drop in price of about RM52,000! The car carries a five-year unlimited mileage warranty with BMW’s Free Scheduled Service Programme.

In terms of its exterior design, the F16 BMW X6 retains its predecessors rather bold, blunt front end which is made all the more aggressive thanks to the stylised front bumper of the M Sport kit. The immense front kidney grille assembly gets flanked by Adaptive LED headlights and LED fog lights as standard.

Moving back, Air Breather side vents are to be found by the front wheel arch while the wheels themselves are 20-inch M double-spoke light alloy wheels. Tyre sizes employ a staggered setup with the front units measuring in at 275/40 and the rear at 315/35 – all Dunlop SP SportMaxx GT run-flats. Also, Adaptive M Suspension with pneumatic rear suspension is featured as standard, as is a panoramic glass sunroof.

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Under the bonnet, the X6 xDrive35i is powered by a 3.0 litre TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that pumps out a total of 306 hp at 6,400 rpm and 400 Nm from 1,200 to 5,000 rpm. An eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission sends all that grunt to all four corners via the xDrive all-wheel drive system. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 6.4 seconds while top speed is rated at 240 km/h.

Official fuel consumption figures are listed at 8.6 l/100 km while CO2 emission levels stand at 200 g/km. Also available as standard is a Launch Control function and the marque’s Driving Experience Control interface – the latter allows owners to tailor suit the driving characteristics of the car to suit his/her current driving style. With ECO Pro mode selected, a coasting function is enabled.

On the inside, the interior of the CKD X6 xDrive35i is trimmed in Dakota leather with a choice of three colour schemes – Black, Coral Red and Cognac. The front sport seats are electronically-operated units with memory function. Elsewhere, the “anthracite-coloured” BMW Individual headliner serve to complement the Aluminium Hexagon interior trim finished in Chrome Pearl Grey.

Standard interior goodies include an automatic four-zone air-conditioning system and ambient lighting at “shoulder height.” Elsewhere inside, a M leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and paddle shifters are featured, as is a ‘Sports’ gear selector. Also, BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment platform is present.

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Said platform comprises of a HD head-up display as well as a massive 10.25-inch centre display screen with Navigation system Professional and BMW Mobile Apps – the latter allows for the integration of smartphones which enables owners to access Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and the like. A 600W Harman Kardon surround sound system with 16 speakers and USB, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity is also featured as standard.

Additional driver assistance features include cruise control with brake function, a surround view camera and Driving Assistant System – the latter is comprised of Lane Departure Warning with Approach Warning and Pedestrian Collision Warning. A reverse camera is also standard, as is Park Distance Control.

As for standard safety kit, six airbags are featured along with Isofix mounts at the rear, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), ABS, ASC, CBC and DTC. The CKD BMW X6 xDrive35i M Sport is available in four different colour schemes – Alpine White, Flamenco Red, Carbon Black and Space Grey.