• Jul 14th 2010 at 3:27PM
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ArmorTech BMW X6 coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

It's been tried before, making a coupe out of an SUV – or an SUV out of a coupe. AMC tried it back in the early '80s with the Eagle SX/4. Both DC Design and Merdad tried it with the Porsche Cayenne. And of course BMW tried it with the X6. The trouble with the X6 is that it has two doors too many to be considered a coupe. The solution? Off with their doors, courtesy of aftermarket firm ArmorTech.

In the process, the Russian coachbuilder crafted longer front doors, jockeyed the positioning of the B-pillar and side glass, and fitted new front seats that can tilt and slide forward to gain access to the rear seats, the access to which never having been a strong suit of the factory X6 to begin with. A number of additional enhancements are also on offer, from suspension, wheels and brakes to exhaust, body kit and custom upholstery.

So, does the removal of the rear doors make the X6 look any better? Give us your thoughts in 'Comments.'



[Source: ArmorTech via World Car Fans]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      "AMC Eagle SX/4"

      Smartly called, Noah. Sorted. Don't bother, everybody. We have a winner already.

      • 5 Years Ago
      NOT an X6 fan, but given what they had to work with, ArmorTech showed real talent and not a little class, too. It looks very clean from here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A quantum leap in attractiveness. Alas, like any of these custom jobbies, getting replacement parts after an accident makes them infinitely less attractive -- to me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not a huge fan of the jargon "I'm not a huge fan"....
      as for the car, uh, truck....not a fan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looking at that just makes me want the LRX to come out already... Oops I mean the Range Rover Evoque. damn that name is stupid
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well done - never seen a Russian tuner do something so clean and understated.

      Don't get me wrong, I hate the X6, but they did a great job considering what they had to work with.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yup. Very nice work. Looks factory clean.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A car-sized version of this is what the 6 series should've been.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm one of the few people who likes the X6 as is, but I think I like this even more.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would definitely go with the LRX. I hope it's only called the Evoque in Europe and LRX in the US...
      • 5 Years Ago
      i like it even better than the 4-door SAV will it still be 4-wheel drive and hav the twin turbos or will be just the V-8 engine i say build it please
      • 5 Years Ago
      Actually, I don't think this is bad at all, considering the platform it's based off of. It's so subtle (the modifications, not the car itself), I probably wouldn't even notice it if I saw one on the street. AB, are you sure this is from a Russian tuner?
      • 5 Years Ago
      still looks too fat... better yes.. but still too fat
        • 5 Years Ago
        It isn't bad at all. I think BMW should have come out with it. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. And they did not shrink the wheelbase or reduce the size in any way. But they did succeed in limiting already poor visibility, all while reducing convenient access to the rear seats. Color me unimpressed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The A6 should look so good.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They should shrink the hell out of it and voila, the design for the new 1-series (or even an 0-series coupe)
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