One of our attentive readers happened to spot what looks to be one of the first (if not the first) production versions of the 2009 BMW X6, specifically an xDrive35i model. Since this car isn't on sale until after March, the most likely place you'd find one running around on the streets is in upstate South Carolina, the base of BMW's manufacturing operations. This is the first we've seen an X6 in black and, we must say, it's a good look for the "Sports Activity Coupe." The full report on how this X6 was gotten below.
I live in the Upstate area of South Carolina,home of BMW Manufacturing. I spotted this X6 a few days ago at a local Micky D's. Got out and walked around the car.Absolutely beautiful automobile. First Black X6 I've seen anywhere.This car appears to be a finished production model.Car had no camo,all badges and BMW logo's were clearly visible.This car is a take home tester for a BMW Manager. From a distance the car appears to be smaller, almost sedan sized, until you get close to the car.I'm about 5'10'' tall and the top of the X6's rear hatch hits me about mid chest. Then you realize this is a fairly large car and related to the X5.This car looks much,much better in person.The photos just don't do it justice. The car has an awesome street stance and presence.
Big thanks to David for tracking this one down for us.