BMW X6
BMW X6
BMW X6

2020 BMW X6

Pros: High-quality interior trim; smooth, powerful drivetrains; comfortable ride

Cons: Price premium over more-practical X5; sloped roofline compromises cargo capacity and intrudes slightly on rear-seat headroom

CG Says: The 2020 BMW X6 is a sloped-roof “fastback” version of BMW’s midsize X5 SUV. The X6 is redesigned for 2020, following in the footsteps of its X5 sibling, which was redesigned for 2019. The new X6’s base engine is a 335-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six that has 35 more horses than the previous six. A 523-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 is up 78 hp over last year’s V8. Topping the line is the high-performance X6 M, which is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that develops 600 hp—or 617 hp in the Competition model. BMW says the Competition accelerates 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and, properly equipped, can reach 177 mph. All X6 engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission; the 6-cylinder is available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and the V8s are exclusively AWD. Unusual new features for 2020 include an illuminated grille; heated/cooled cupholders; 4-wheel steering; and Sky Lounge, a panoramic glass roof with 15,000 illuminated points to mimic a starlit sky. Standard safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. An available Driving Assistant Professional package includes lane-keep assist; Active Side-Collision protection; and Extended Traffic Jam Assist, which provides partially automated driving support on limited-access highways. The X6 trades rear-passenger space and cargo room for style and costs more than the X5 to boot. For those who like the X6’s fastback style and don’t need the room, the X6 makes sense. However, most will be better served by the X5.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door fastback wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices sDrive40i: $65,295
AWD xDrive40i: $67,595
AWD M50i: $86,645
AWD X6 M:$109,595
AWD X6 M Competition: $118,595

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (40i)
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (M50i)
Horsepower
523
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (M, M Competition)
Horsepower
600 (617 M Competition)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18

BMW X6M Competition
2020 BMW X6 M Competition
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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