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BMW X6

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Overview of the BMW X6

Learn about the BMW X6

Summary

The BMW X6 is a two-door sports activity coupe that combines the durability and attributes of an SUV with a slightly smaller build. Large wheels and tires, all-wheel drive and high ground clearance allow the BMW X6 to conquer rough roads, all with a combined 13.8 L/100 km fuel consumption rate.

With extensive safety features, a luxe interior and plenty of tech, the BMW X6 is a modern and versatile vehicle. If you love the power and feel of SUVs but don't need something so large, the BMW X6 is a great alternative.

Safety

The BMW X6 comes with a generous number of safety features. Base trims from 2009 onwards include the following as standard:

  • Four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) to prevent skidding when braking suddenly
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags
  • Automatic passenger airbag deactivation when underweight passengers are sensed
  • Rear door child safety locks and child seat anchors
  • Daytime running lights and dusk-sensing headlamps
  • Front fog/driving lights for low-visibility driving
  • Stability Control and Traction Control to optimize grip on low-friction roads and maximize stability in rough driving conditions
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), allowing your vehicle to stop faster during hard-braking


Additionally, 2011+ models include an alarm with an interior motion sensor, activated in the event of a break-in.

Interior

The BMW X6 includes high-quality materials, notably the leather steering wheel, which is standard across all trims. Heated power mirrors, air-conditioning, remote keyless door locks and one-touch power windows add ease of use to all BMW X6 models. In 2011, several other interior features became standard with all trims, such as dual-zone automatic climate control, standard heated seating and a power sunroof. 

Technology

Each year, BMW has added more tech amenities to the X6’s repertoire:

  • AM/FM radio, CD stereo, auxiliary audio input and USB ports (2009)
  • Optional navigation system with HD display, 12 GB of media storage and a rearview camera with a top view in the Premium and Executive packages (2010)
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity (2011)
  • Apple/Android integration with touchscreen infotainment display (2016)

Space

Interior cabin space for passengers is satisfactory, with a decent amount of head and legroom in both the front and rear seats. While its 753 L trunk may be small compared to its competitors, folding down the rear seats expands it to 1690 L. 

If you need even more storage, models from before 2014 have a 2700 kg braked towing capacity, raised to 3500 kg in all the models that follow.

Comfort

The BMW X6 is especially comfortable for its segment, due to its intelligent all-wheel drive system, specially-tuned adaptive suspension and adjustable bucket seats in the front. Additionally, all models come standard with a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, allowing the driver to adjust its position to maximize comfort. 

All models from 2011 onward feature cruise control and a heated multifunction steering wheel, making the BMW X6 even more comfortable to ride in.

Pros and cons of the BMW X6

  • Five-door SUV coupe
  • Two high-performance turbo engines
  • High-quality interior finish
  • Headroom limited in rear seats due to sloping roofline
  • Limited rear visibility
  • Small door openings can impede entry and exit
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the BMW X6

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption13 - 16.1 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.9 - 11.3 L/100km
  • Width1983 - 1989 mm
  • Length4877 - 4923 mm
  • Trunk space550 - 570 L
  • Cargo space1450 - 1525 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the BMW X6

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the BMW X6 2015 - 2019 is available in 3 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Front seats adjust to body shape (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Speed limiter (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
3 engines are available with the Basic trim:
3 L - Gas - 300 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.9 - 9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:739 - 766 km
4.4 L - Gas - 400 hp
City consumption:16.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:618 km
4.4 L - Gas - 445 hp
City consumption:15.4 - 16.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.9 - 11.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:618 - 630 km

50i trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available with the 50i trim:
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available with the 50i trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the 50i trim:
  • Navigation system
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Speed limiter (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
1 engine is available with the 50i trim:
4.4 L - Gas - 445 hp
City consumption:14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:675 km

35i trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available with the 35i trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available with the 35i trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the 35i trim:
  • Navigation system
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Speed limiter (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
1 engine is available with the 35i trim:
3 L - Gas - 302 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:733 km

Frequently asked questions about the BMW X6

The price of the BMW X6 varies, with 2014 models selling for as low as $31,000 and premium-spec 2018 models as high as $96,000.

With two front seats and a three-seat back row, the BMW X6 seats five. Drivers looking for a seven-seat vehicle should opt for the BMW X7.

The BMW X6 is a mid-size luxury crossover vehicle or coupe SUV. This means that the X6 is noticeably smaller than many SUVs.

The BMW X6 can achieve an impressive top speed of 280 km/h, which is considerably higher than many similar crossover SUVs in its class.

The BMX X6 comes in two options: rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). All-wheel drive is included in the X6's top trim models and is optional on all others.