2024 BMW X6 Review, Price and Specs

2024 BMW X6 Review, Price and Specs


The X6 is here to finish what it started. The original X6 paved the way for a new styling direction for SUVs: a dramatically sloping roofline, which ditches some cargo space for the sake of coolness. Think of it as an X5 SUV that goes to the gym. Its athletic antics have transcended even its looks. The base engine is a peppy 375 horsepower turbocharged inline-six that gives the X6 plenty of scooty. The M60i runs hotter using a 523-horsepower twin-turbo V-8 that’s built for pounding the pavement at higher speeds. Both the powertrains are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive. The 617-hp X6 M offers a far more aggressive feel but is reviewed separately. But don’t let that distract you from what’s really working in the X6. It spoils its passengers with a pleasantly elegant interior with a huge infotainment screen that serves as a hi-tech command centre. The X6 has inspired other SUVs, such as the Porsche Cayenne Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe, to lower their roofline. Which only confirms that it was the X6 that started the trend towards more attractive SUVs.

What’s new for 2024?

BMW has given the X6 a facelift for 2024, with a revised front grille and bumper, new headlamps and taillamps, updated wheel designs and a new 48-volt hybrid system to power the base engine. Output for the X6’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine is up to 375 horsepower, but power from the 523-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 remains the same for this year.

The performance-minded M60i, renamed from last year’s M50i, gets an angry engine and gloss-black exterior accents, quad tailpipes and an M logo for the grille. The X6 is also now available with the Highway Assistant hands-free driving feature that we first experienced in the flagship luxury sedan of the new 7-Series.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

Despite the louder sound and faster acceleration provided by the 523-hp X6 M60i, we don’t think it’s worth the staggering price difference. Instead, we’ll stick with the six-cylinder X6 40i. We’ll spring for the M Sport package which includes an attractive body kit and exterior trim, an upgraded exhaust system, a sportified suspension and a unique steering wheel.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The X6 40i is powered by a 375-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that pairs with a 48-volt hybrid system and eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The M60i has the same transmission and all-wheel drive, but its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 is significantly more powerful. Its 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque helped propel it to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds on our test track. What’s even more shocking is that the X6 M has up to 617 horsepower and is even faster. Still, the standard six-cylinder powertrain is quite zippy and velvety smooth. Both the X6 40i and M60i get standard adaptive dampers and wheel sizes that range from 20 to 22 inches. our test V-8-Powered X6 Its impressive cornering grip and stopping power were revealed. Although its suspension is firmer than the setup found on The six-cylinder X6 we tested, it was never punishing. We appreciated its adjustable steering heft and hushed interior at cruising speeds.

towing and payload capacity

The X6 has an impressive towing capacity in a segment where towing capacity is often a low priority. When optioned with the available Towing Package, the maximum towing capacity for the X6 is 7200 pounds.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA hasn’t published fuel economy estimates for the X6 now that its powertrain has been updated. We’ll update this space when that information becomes available, as well as when we drive the refreshed X6 on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy rout, which is part of this. Our Comprehensive Test Rules, For more information on the X6’s fuel economy, visit EPA website,

Interior, Comfort & Cargo

Unsurprisingly, the X6’s interior looks and feels like most other BMW products. This means upscale materials and soft-touch surfaces abound, and two large 12.3-inch digital displays dominate the dashboard. While the instrument panel looks sleek, the gauges are a confusing mess. Thankfully, the optional heads-up display is more straightforward. The rest of the switchgear is also well placed. BMW’s gesture controls—which enable you to control certain functions like audio volume by waving your hand in front of the infotainment screen—are included but unnecessary. Lots of standard conveniences are also offered, including 16-way power-adjustable front seats, customizable ambient lighting, heated front cushions, and passive entry. While the rear seat is comfortable for two adults, its legroom and headroom fall short by about two and three inches, respectively, compared to the boxier X5. Similarly, the X6 has less cargo volume behind the rear seats. In our testing, it only held back nine carry-on suitcases; The X5 handled 11.

Infotainment & Connectivity

The standard 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is operated through various functions like traditional buttons, voice commands, a rotary controller on the center console and even hand gestures. The company’s iDrive interface has crisp graphics and immediate responses, but some of the layered menus can be distracting. BMW offers a free over-the-air upgrade idrive 8.5 for the X6 sometime during the summer of 2023. BMW also offers upgrades like built-in navigation, upgraded USB ports, wireless charging and Wi-Fi hotspot. The X6 can be upgraded with a premium Harman/Kardon stereo (standard on the M60i) or an even more premium Bowers & Wilkins unit.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Big Bimmer is available with a host of standard and optional driver-assistance technology, For more information on the X6’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHSWebsites. Key security features include:

  • Standard forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control available with stop-and-go technology

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

BMW offers limited and powertrain warranties that align with rival luxury automakers such as Audi And Mercedes Benz, However, BMW additionally offers one of the best complimentary maintenance plans in the industry A type of animal,

  • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance covered for three years or 36,000 miles
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2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i

vehicle type
Front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback

value as tested
$72,020 (Base Price: $67,595)

engine type
Turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

in 18332998 cm3

335 HP @ 6000 rpm

330 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

8-speed automatic

Suspension (F/R): Multilink/Multilink
Brakes (F/R): 13.7-in Vented Disc/13.6-in Vented Disc
Tyres: Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season Run Flat, 275/45-R20 110H M+S ★

Wheelbase: 117.1 Inch
Length: 194.8 inches
Width: 78.9 inches
Height: 66.3 Inches
Passenger Quantity: 100 ft3
Cargo Volume: 27 ft3
Curb Weight: 4713 lb

CD Exam Results
Rollout, 1 ft: 0.2 sec
60 mph: 4.7 seconds
100 mph: 12.7 seconds
130 mph: 25.1 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 5.7 seconds
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.8 seconds
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.6 seconds
¼-mile: 13.4 sec @ 102 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 131 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 171 ft
Roadholding, 300-foot-diameter skidpad: 0.90 grams

CD fuel economy
Seen: 20 mpg
75-mph highway driving: 29 mpg
Highway Range: 630 miles

EPA Fuel Economy
Combined/City/Highway: 22/20/26 mpg

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