2011 BMW X6

MSRP $67,700

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2011 BMW X6 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 12, 2022

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The BMW X6, when first introduced, brought something for which the market was not prepared and it shook the very fundamentals of their perspective. The first of its kind was so appealing that it has been in continuity since then. The 2011 MY seems to replicate that persona as well.

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Pros

Safety prowess

Performance ability

Exterior styling

Cons

Hefty price tag

What's New?

A new 8-speed automatic transmission


2011 BMW X6 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.2

based on 5 ratings


6.4/10Features
7.8/10Interiors
8.2/10Design
6.6/10Safety
5.6/10Reliability
6.6/10Deal Value

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N. Tyler

2011 BMW X6

xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

6

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Posted On: January 12, 2022

Not a valid purchase!

Pros - Stylish coupe-like body design, Sharp handling, Premium cabins

Cons - Coarse auto transmission, Excess engine vibrations, Compromised rear visibility

Unexpected issues in a BMW The BMW X6 has a blend of style and performance but I've noted a drastic change in the ride quality after the odo hits 100K miles. The auto transmission became coarse because of blockages in the fluid reservoir and the engine started to vibrate more while staying idle. I got this car with 22K miles in 2014 and it looked almost new with polished exteriors. But after experiencing these issues, I'm scared about the service cost and waiting for the perfect possibility to trade it. We felt comfortable dealing with the sales consultants and they followed a straightforward process. They completed it quickly and the finance department made our transaction effortless with their...

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
6/10
Safety
4/10
Reliability
5/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Erin

2012 BMW X6

xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: December 29, 2021

The best looking SUV

Pros - Amazing handling. Looks fabulous even today. Premium material for the cabin.

Cons - Low rear visibility. Tight headroom behind. Tiny trunk.

Joyful drives I’ve had my eyes locked up on the 2012 X6 and this SUV looked way ahead for its time and still looks better than most of the cars. Practicality isn’t the best friend of the X6 but if drive is what you need then this SUV will deliver. Apart from that, it’s a BMW and the cabin screams luxury. I had been hunting for this car for some time now and stumbled upon this dealership who had just what I wanted and they were very happy to help me out with this deal and the best part was that I would have missed it if I was any late as there were people asking about the car after I had booked it

8/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Emma Couch

2013 BMW X6

xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 13, 2022

One of the best SUV for the roads

Pros - Simple yet elegant cabin. Aggressive for an SUV. Well refined engine.

Cons - Not the best passenger comfort. Would not take it off road.

The best looking SUV The X6 is a very unique SUV and here’s the reason why. The car is not at all designed like a traditional SUV and carries a very sporty body shape that matches its aggressive drive character that is very agile and exciting. However, the ground clearance is slightly lower making it a not so off road friendly SUV. The design has also cut down on the rear headroom and taller passengers could find it pretty tight on the rear seats. They were very clear about their cars and even discussed the kind of challenges that I’d face as a customer. It was very kid on their part to share some real world issues as that only kept me preoared and aware of it.

6/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
6/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$67700

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

268 cu.in.

horsepower

400 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

450 lb.-ft. @ 1750 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

115.5 in.

length

192.1 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

66.5 in.

curb weight

5225 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

59.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

6000 lbs.

payload capacity

937 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/17/20 mpg

highway range

450 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

50i$67,700 onwards

  • Front passenger Lumbar support
  • Navigation system

Colors and Styles

2011 BMW X6 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.9

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.5

Competition

9.0

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


Available in two trim levels, the X6 has undergone some major upgrades in its powertrain setup. The luxury-enriched interior and tech-armed features are the highlights of this beautiful machinery and it goes straight against the likes of the Porsche Cayenne, Infiniti FX, and Acura ZDX. Its price tag starts at $57,000 and ends at $67,700 exclusive of additional extensions but there is further analysis that will let us know whether it is justified or not. 


9.0/10
Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.9/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.5/10
Safety


2011 BMW X6 Features

9.0/10

Similar to the outgoing model year, the 2011 X6 is limited to only two trims- xDrive35i and xDrive50i. The base trim has been given extremities in terms of tech-complexities which include the presence of the power-flexing and memory function for the seats with leather upholstery. The higher trim boasts the more powerful 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 which is as exciting as ever. The loudness and thrust of the V8 have been restored in it without any compromise. Meanwhile, the xDrive35i is content in many regards and one of the instances of that is it tends to offer you a high listening curve with a 10-speaker audio system, 2 subwoofers, and 7-channel amplifier.

Trim

xDrive35i

xDrive50i

MSRP 

$57,000

$67,700

Key Features

3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 

Dynamic Performance Control

 

10-speaker audio system

4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8

 

Cruise control

Hill Descent Control

 

Leather and wood trims on the interiors

16-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats

 

19-inch alloy wheels

Park Distance Control

 

10-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Apart from the interior charm, there is a considerable amount of superiority in stability and handling dynamics as well. The X6 gets Dynamic Performance Control, Hill Descent Control, and Dynamic Brake Control for tackling any upheaval. The standard Automatic front climate control maintains the temperature regulation in both trims quite easily. Therefore, the X6 is a luxury-packed SUV and is very much reliable to own in one’s garage. 

We Recommend

Opting for the base xDrive35i would be a better choice as it is already equipped with a lot of features than the higher trim packs except for the more powerful engine and a few electronics. Also, the base trim is more fuel-efficient considering its importance in the SUV segment. The acceleration prowess would quench your desire and you don’t need a bigger one for the same. So save those dollars and invest somewhere else by owning the xDrive35i.

2011 BMW X6 Engine and Performance

8.5/10

Powering the 2011 X6 are two engines which include the all-new 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6 engine pumping similar 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque at just 1,200 rpm. The engine comes mated with a new 8-speed automatic transmission which transfers power to all four wheels. The xDrive50i gets a much more powerful 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 engine which is capable of pumping out a massive 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of maximum torque. Like the base engine, it is also mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shifters in an all-wheel-drive layout.

In the real world, the 3.0-liter engine takes as little as 6.3 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour from a halt and completes a quarter-mile in 14.6 seconds. On the other hand, the more powerful V8 engine accelerates even faster taking just 5.3 seconds to reach the same 60 miles an hour. 

Models

2011 BMW X6

2011 Porsche Cayenne

2011 Infiniti FX35

2011 Acura ZDX

MSRP

$57,000

$47,700

$44,050

$46,020

Engine 

3.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-6

3.6-liter Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5-liter Naturally Aspirated V6

3.7-liter Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed manual

7-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power 

300hp @ 5,800 rpm

300hp @ 6,300 rpm

303hp @ 6,800 rpm

300hp @ 6,300 rpm

Torque

300lb-ft @ 1,200 rpm

295lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

262lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

270lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.3

7.1

6.8

7.1

Quarter mile (sec)

14.6

13.5

13.4

13.6

Top Speed (MPH)

142

150

130

150

The competition holds up quite well with each other given that they come cheaper than the X6. The BMW X6 might be exemplary in its 0-60 mph mark but it is outclassed by others when they all are dragging for a quarter-mile. The FX35 takes the lead there while the Cayenne and ZDX share the podium for the top speed phenomenon. Thus, one would rate X6 average in terms of value for money ratio in comparison to its rivals.

2011 BMW X6 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

With the newer turbocharged I-6 engine, the base 2011 BMW X6 gets impressive fuel economy compared to the last generation. It gets an EPA rating of 16 MPG for the city, 23 MPG for the highways, and a combined rating of 19 MPG. Equipped with a decent 22.5-gallon gas tank, the range is quite impressive at 427.5 miles overall. The more powerful V8 engine sips more fuel and delivers a city mileage of 14 MPG, 20 MPG for the highways, and a combined economy of 16 MPG because of which the range slightly reduces. 

Models

2011 BMW X6

2011 Porsche Cayenne

2011 Infiniti FX35

2011 Acura ZDX

MPG (City)

16

15

16

16

MPG (Highway)

23

22

21

23

MPG (Combined)

19

18

18

19

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

22.5

22.4

23.8

21.0

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

360.0/517.5

336.0/492.8

380.8/499.8

336.0/483.0

Both the BMW and Acura do a decent job of maintaining a good fuel economy in parallel to high-slope performance dynamics. The latter falls behind for its slightly smaller gas tank of 21-gallons resulting in a lower range. Porsche and Infiniti share slightly smaller figures but the FX35 fuel tank capacity helps it to hit nearly 500 highway miles. As per comparison, the lever favors X6 among them for its supreme reliability and practicality for the simple fact that others are incapable to go beyond the 500-mile mark. 

2011 BMW X6 Interior

7.9/10

The BMW X6 will never be in the back seat when we discuss the interior charm and accents.

The permutation of power-adjustability happens to increase exponentially from 10-way to 20-way for the driver's and passenger's bucket seats. Moreover, the memory function and Nevada leatherette touch have been kept constant for both trims. The iDrive system, Vehicle & Key Memory, Anti-theft alarm system, and Active-charcoal micro-filter ventilation are the tech-showcases for which the X6 looks to have egoism. The high-bolstering and cushioning have been bestowed as well keeping long hauling in mind.

Models

2011 BMW X6

2011 Porsche Cayenne

2011 Infiniti FX35

2011 Acura ZDX

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/59.9/ 40.4

39.6/58.9/ N/A

39.3/57.3/ 44.7

38.0/59.7/ 42.2

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.2/57.0/ 35.9

N/A

38.5/57.4/ 34.6

35.3/55.4/ 35.7

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

25.6

23.7

24.8

27.5

The BMW X6 has a considerably lower front row legroom compared to the Infiniti and Acura but has relatively better legroom at the rear. While they all range close to one another in their cargo capacities, the money to value ratio again comes into play. The rivals can fit 5 in a go with the same comfort as that of the X6 at a much affordable rate. If we have to pick one, it has to be FX35 for its all-around performance. The Acura ZDX sports a trunk volume of 27.5 cu.-ft, however, the Porsche lags in the aspect.

Standout interior features:

  • Leather and wood trim interior parts
  • Extended cabin heating
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather steering wheel
  • 16-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats
  • Leather seats

How intuitive is the 2011 BMW X6’s infotainment unit?

BMW has equipped the 2011 X6 with their latest iDrive system. This facet of the X6 includes Satellite Navigation, Radio Data System, and HD Radio. For your music needs, you get a 10-speaker stereo system along with 2 subwoofers and a 7-channel amplifier as standard but opting for the Premium Sound Package gets a 16-speaker surround-sound system with an iPod/USB adapter and a six-CD/DVD changer. There are some other features as well which are more safety-oriented like the Anti-theft with Engine Start/Stop assist embedded alongside. 

Standout infotainment features:

  • LCD screen
  • iDrive system with satellite navigation and hands-free communications system
  • 10-speaker audio system
  • CD player
  • Radio data system
  • HD radio

2011 BMW X6 Exterior

7.0/10

The Coupe sort of silhouette was very new for this market when X6 came into existence but lately, it has become a cornerstone for an all-new design language. The iconic kidney grilles on the wide front fascia in conjunction with the sleek Xenon adaptive headlights is just perfect for radiating calmness that it possesses. The chrome-accented exhaust tip when viewed in totality with the heightened bumper and adaptive brake lights looks amazingly attractive. Even the Star-Spoke 19 x 9.0 light-alloy wheels are so contrasting in their appeal that it would take a day to get over it.

Models

2011 BMW X6

2011 Porsche Cayenne

2011 Infiniti FX35

2011 Acura ZDX

Curb Weight (lb)

4,784

4,398

4,279

4,410

Length (inches)

192.1

190.8

191.3

192.4

Width (inches)

78.1

76.3

75.9

78.5

Height (inches)

66.5

67.4

65.0

62.8

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

8.7

7.4

7.9

Wheelbase (inches)

115.5

114.0

113.6

108.3

As far as comparison is concerned, the BMW has the longest wheelbase of 115,5 inches with a hefty curb weight which challenges its stability. But guess what, even with all these demerits, it is exceptionally stable; all thanks to its sensor-bound frame and stability control package with which it has been privileged. On the other hand, the Infiniti FX35 is the lightest weighing 4279 lbs, with a relatively smaller dimensional boundary and decent ground clearance. The remaining two are also somewhat parallel to the Infiniti with the Porsche having the highest ground clearance of 8.7 inches and hence will offer comparable maneuvering.

Standout exterior features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps
  • Heated mirrors
  • Keyless entry

2011 BMW X6 Safety

9.5/10

BMW cares about its reputation when it comes to safety. The company has loaded the BMW X6 with an ample amount of active and passive safety features which works smoothly behind the scene without intruding unnecessarily. The list includes the big names like the Emergency braking assist and post-collision safety system. It does entail Electronic brakeforce distribution and Park distance control as well. The 2011 X6 has not been rated yet by the NHTSA and the IIHS for it is no less than a luxury vehicle. 

Standout safety features:

  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Emergency braking preparation
  • Cornering Lights
  • Adaptive headlamps
  • Engine Immobilizer

2011 BMW X6 Final Verdict

The 2011 BMW X6 is a beast on its own but with its surging popularity, it carries a hefty price tag. It is worth buying to experience the sheer elegance of true German engineering, and not just that, it comes with the brand’s reliability tag. But don’t forget that there are other options as well and relatively cheaper at the same time as well which can be given a thought. So, choose BMW X6 but once you are done with other rivals’ analysis. 

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Top User Reviews

6

User Overall Rating

Not a valid purchase!

Unexpected issues in a BMW

by N. Tyler

9

User Overall Rating

The best looking SUV

Joyful drives

by Erin

8

User Overall Rating

One of the best SUV for the roads

The best looking SUV

by Emma Couch

7

User Overall Rating

Different from all the other SUVs

Looks strikingly beautiful

by Melissa

6

User Overall Rating

A lackluster blend of an SUV and a coupe

Less luxurious SUV with good overall performance.

by Anna Burgess

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