2014 BMW X6

MSRP $60,800 - $71,400

Ranked #14 in Suv

7.1

Overall Rating

2014 BMW X6 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 31, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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BMW is a German car manufacturer known for making performance cars with its sleek design, modern features, and amazing driving experience. All of the BMW models are very popular amongst car enthusiasts BMW has proven to be a reliable luxury car over the years and has gained the trust of many people. The BMW X6 is a different offering from the manufacturer which is an SUV and a sporty coupe. Its main intention is to provide the comfort of an SUV with the style of a Sedan.

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Pros

Powerful and fuel-efficient engines

Sporty handling

Comfortable and well-crafted interiors

Cons

Poor headroom at the back

Small boot space

Poor rear visibility

What's New?

The 2014 model year brings no major changes to the car as compared to the previous year’s models.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$60800

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

4

top speed

146 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

182 cu.in.

horsepower

300 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

300 lb.-ft. @ 1200 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

115.5 in.

length

192 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

66.5 in.

curb weight

4784 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

6.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/24 mpg

highway range

537.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

xDrive35i$60,800 onwards

xDrive50i$71,400 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 BMW X6 in Carbon Black Cord, leather and cloth color
Carbon Black Cord, leather and cloth

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

7.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


 The X6 is also one of the best-selling cars from the manufacturer and it arrives in 2014 with no major changes. It is all set to outclass its competitors in the market. Some of the main competitors of the 2014 BMW X6 are the INFINITI QX70, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE, and the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition. Can this new 2014 BMW X6 emerge as the top contender and prove to be a better buy for your family? 


8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2014 BMW X6 Features

This year the BMW X6 will be offered in 2 trim levels to choose from, mainly known as xDrive35i and xDrive50i. The price of the car starts from $60,800 for the xDrive35i and goes up to $71,400 for the xDrive50i. Prices can also alter based on the optional packages you choose from. The changes in the trims are that it gets additional driving aids and safety features and also a more powerful engine for better performance.

Trim

xDrive35i

xDrive50i

MSRP

$60,800

$71,400

Key Features

19-inch alloy wheels

Same as xDrive35i with additional features

 

Adaptive Xenon headlamps

4.4L V8 turbocharged engine with 400 hp and 450 lb-ft torque

 

Sunroof 

16-way adjustable front seats

 

Power liftgate

Navigation system

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Real-Time Traffic Information

 

Heated 10-way power seats

Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel

 

Leather upholstery

Nevada Leather Upholstery

 

10 speaker sound system

Navigation System

We Recommend

 As the price of the Base trim level is already high we recommend you go for the xDrive35i trim only with no additional packages. It offers plenty of features for a lower price and is convenient for daily driving. It has premiums like a 10 speaker audio system, heated 10-way power seats, leather upholstery, etc that are more than enough for a Base trim. If you want to further enhance your experience then you can opt for the Dynamic Handling package that will improve the drivability of this car a bit.

2014 BMW X6 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2014 BMW X6 is available with two engine options to choose from. The Base xDrive35i will carry a 3.0L Turbocharged inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Coming to the xDrive50i, it has a 4.4L V8 Turbocharged engine which can churn out 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. 

The drivetrain is AWD with an 8-speed automatic gearbox which is standard across the entire range of the BMW X6. The engine is very refined and the handling is surprisingly very good. You won’t feel any bumps in the cabin as the suspension soaks up most of it. Now coming to the acceleration the base 3.0L Turbocharged inline-6 cylinder engine can do 0-60 in 6.4 seconds and a quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds.

Models 

2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i

2014 INFINITI QX70

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE

2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

MSRP

$60,800

$62,400

$62,600

$63,300

Engine

3.0L Turbocharged Inline Six-Cylinder

5.0L V8

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain 

AWD

AWD

4WD

AWD

Transmission 

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed dual-clutch automatic

Power

300 hp @ 5,800 RPM

390 hp @ 6,500 RPM

340 hp @ 6,500 RPM

300 hp @ 6,300 RPM

Torque

300 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

332 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.4

5.9

6.9

6.0

Quarter Mile (seconds)

14.8

12.6

N/A

12.7

Top Speed (MPH)

146

166

138

160

Here the INFINITI QX70 beats its competition in the 0-60 race and is also the fastest vehicle when it comes to quarter-mile timings. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport on the other hand is the slowest in terms of its performance. While, the power output on the BMW X6 is sufficient, but looking at its competition it could have been better. However, if you want better performance then you can opt for the xDrive50i. The Porsche Cayenne on the other hand has a top speed of 160 mph.

2014 BMW X6 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2014 BMW X6 is pretty good in terms of fuel economy. The base 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 cylinder engine provides 17 MPG in the city, 24 MPG on the highway, and 20 MPG combined. Opting for the xDrive50i trim level the BMW X6 becomes a bit less efficient. However, the fuel tank capacity could have been better which would have increased its overall range. 

Models 

2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i

2014 INFINITI QX70

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE

2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

MPG (City)

17

14

17

17

MPG (Highway)

24

20

23

23

MPG (Combined)

20

16

19

20

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

22.4

23.8

27.7

26.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

381/538/448

333/476/381

471/637/526

448.8/607.2/528

The Porsche Cayenne is the most fuel-efficient when compared to its competitors followed by the Land Rover Range Rover Sport coming second on the list. Meanwhile, INFINITI QX70 is the worst in the MPG department due to its high-performance engine while comparing with its rivals. On the range test, the Land Rover performs seemingly well and smashes all its competition.

2014 BMW X6 Interior

6.0/10

The interior of the 2014 BMW X6 looks massive and comfortable along with its luxury. It is easily recognizable as most of the underpinnings are from the BMW X5. The interior of the car is made with upscale materials. The space in the front is sufficient so taller folks won’t find any issues. The dashboard design is big which looks like it is from a proper SUV. The dashboard is covered in leather. The steering wheel is very light and smooth. 

The steering wheel is also wrapped in leather. The buttons on the steering wheel are nicely arranged and are very straightforward. The 2014 BMW X6 seats 4 people in two rows with an additional option that allows it to accommodate 5 people. The front seats are cushioned and are very comfortable. Leather seats come as standard on the 2014 BMW X6. The armrest is wide and comfortable for both the driver as well as the passenger. The space towards the rear is sufficient. Two adults can sit easily but the headroom is a bit small because of its sloping roofline. Overall the entire interior of the 2014 BMW X6 is premium and comfortable.

Models 

2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i

2014 INFINITI QX70

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE

2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

Seating Capacity 

4

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.3/59.9/40.4

39.3/57.3/44.7

39.5/60.7/42.2

39.6/58.9/NA

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.2/57.0/35.9

38.5/57.4/34.6

39.1/59.5/37

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

25.6

24.8

27.7

23.7

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is better than its competitors when it comes to its interior space. The BMW X6 has the least passenger space because of the size of the car. Apart from this it also has a decent cargo trunk as compared to its rivals. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport has the best cargo space in the class. Meanwhile, the Porsche Cayenne has the least cargo space than its competitors. Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Keyless ignition
  • Sports steering wheel with Cruise control
  • Dual-zone climate control

How intuitive is the 2014 BMW X6’s infotainment unit?

The 2014 BMW X6 has an iDrive interface with the BMW app support. The display is of good quality and there is no screen glare issue even in bright sunlight. The touchscreen is very responsive and is straightforward to use. The font size used in the display is big enough and easily readable. The infotainment can be controlled by a knob that is present on the center console. 

It has Bluetooth connectivity with which you can connect your smartphone with the infotainment system. It has USB ports and Auxiliary ports. It also has a CD/DVD player. It has a WiFi hotspot which will ensure a stable internet connection inside the car. Furthermore, it has a 10-speaker Harman Kardon premium stereo system that will take the party on the roads. Finally, it has a navigation system that is accurate and works perfectly fine. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • iDrive interface with BMW app support
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB port
  • Auxiliary port
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • 10-speaker Harman Kardon premium stereo system
  • Navigation system
  • WiFi hotspot

2014 BMW X6 Exterior

7.0/10

The 2014 model year has no new changes to the exterior as well. It still is very appealing but is heavily inspired by the X5 which makes sense. The car looks completely different from other SUVs and retains a style and character of its own. The Headlights are sharp and angry with the round DRLs that add to the sporty design cue of the car. The low profile of the car helps to improve its handling.

The car is curvier towards the front. The kidney grille is finished in chrome accents. The LED headlamps and taillamps make the car look aggressive. Moreover, it happens to be one of the largest cars in its segment measuring a length of 192 inches and a width of 78.1 inches, its wide body design further helps reduce the body roll and deliver spot-on driving dynamics.

Models 

2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i

2014 INFINITI QX70

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE

2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,784

4,562

N/A

4,553

Length (inches)

192.0 

191.3

191.0 

190.8

Width (inches)

78.1

75.9

78.1

76.3

Height (inches)

66.5

65.0

70.1

67.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

7.4

7.9

8.7

Wheelbase (inches)

115.5

113.6

115.1

114.0

The BMW X6 is longer and wider than most of its competitors in the market. It is also on a little heavier side in this class. Meanwhile, the BMW X6 is the shortest car in the class. The Porsche Cayenne has the best ground clearance of 8.7 inches which makes it a good off-roading vehicle. Infiniti, on the other hand, has the smallest wheelbase in the segment measuring only 113.6 inches. Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • 20" V-Spoke alloy wheels w/performance run-flat tires
  • Aluminum running boards
  • Soft-close automatic doors
  • LED Brakelights
  • Cornering Lights
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers 

2014 BMW X6 Safety

6.0/10

The BMW X6 does not have any crash test ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS yet but it is packed with the latest safety features. The X5 has received a ‘good’ rating from the IIHS so we expect the X6 to do the same. Some of the safety features of the 2014 BMW X6 include traction control, ABS, automatic brake drying, front knee airbags, front second and third-row airbags along full-length side curtains airbags. It also includes a rearview camera for better outward vision. Some of the standout safety features are as follows:

  • Dsc-X electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Roll stability control (RSC)
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency SOS
  • Dual-stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Overhead parking camera

2014 BMW X6 Final Verdict

The BMW X6 may look unusual for some buyers but it is a perfect compact premium car for your family. It has an excellent engine with great handling. It has good MPG figures which makes it practical as well. The exteriors and the interiors are very appealing. The only problem with it is that it is overpriced for this class. So, if money is not a problem and you are planning to go for the 2014 BMW X6 then you have made the right choice.

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