2017 BMW X6

MSRP $64,800 - $77,450

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2017 BMW X6 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 12, 2022

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With a stunning exterior design and lavish interiors, the 2017 BMW X6 outrightly does seem worthy of its base price $62,500. Under its hood it offers a 3.0L engine that generates 300 hp as its standard offering, the high-end trims get a powerful 4.4L V8 engine that generates 445hp. It also goes ahead to offer an acceptable gas mileage for its standard engine.

2017 BMW X6

All seems well and good for the 2017 X6 until we consider its ambitious rivals such as the 2017 Audi Q7 and the Infiniti QX70. Facing a tough time in literally every aspect, the BMW fails to offer as the 2017 Audi Q7 does. Astonishing is the fact that despite having a better offering, Audi comes along with the price tag of $59,500, it is significantly lower than the asking price of the BMW, $62,500.

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Pros

Smooth transmission

Fluidic looks

Cons

Not so good handling on corners

Larger carbon footprint

What's New?

No significant Change


2017 BMW X6 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.2

based on 5 ratings


7.4/10Features
7.4/10Interiors
7.0/10Design
7.4/10Safety
7.2/10Reliability
6.2/10Deal Value

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Aaron

2017 BMW X6

sDrive35i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 12, 2022

Unique performer from BMW

Pros - Quick throttle response--Scintillating performance--Adequate gas consumption--Decent gas mileage

Cons - Indigent rearward visibility--Rear seat headroom--Limited cargo space

Reliable and Smooth Rides This car has everything I looked for and the performance is scintillating on speedways. The throttle response is quick and its 8-speed auto transmission shifts on time, consuming the gas adequately on highways. The standard driving range stays above 20miles and the ride quality is incredibly smooth. My only concern is the rear visibility since I've to rely on the rearview camera while parking in tight spots. I highly recommend the Galleria BMW! We purchased an X6 and it was a great experience! They had responsive consumer service to clear out my queries even after the purchase.

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Hailey Carpenter

2017 BMW X6

sDrive35i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 10, 2022

A Perfect blend for my family!

Pros - *Turbo V6 performance *Controlled and smooth rides *Comfortable cabins

Cons - *Poor rear visibility *Subpar gas mileage *Costly maintenance

Solid driving experience When it comes to handing, comfort, and performance the BMW cars are the best one can own. It has all the advanced features and its turbocharged V6 engine accelerates rapidly on speedways. The steering response is controlled and designed in a way to make it easier for senior citizens too. My only concern is about the rear visibility since I feel frustrated while parking in tight spots in shopping malls and roadsides. Our sales consultant, Greg Huber made the process super-fun and stress-free! I would surely get back to work with them in the future and the finance team was supportive with their credit endorsements.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Jane

2018 BMW X6

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

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 10, 2022

This isn't your normal SUV

Pros - Extremely comfortable seats. Eye-catching design. Drives like a sports coupe.

Cons - Flickering HUD. Loading luggage is pretty hard. Low rear visibility.`

Simply surprised by the performance If you think SUVs are bulky and lousy vehicles then we’re on the same page. I’m sorry, “were on the same page” because this X6 has given me a whole new perception on how good an SUV can be. The drive feels more like that of a sports coupe as its agile and nimble even though its not a small car. the X6 also boasts a premium interior with thick and comfortable seats. We do know that nothing can achieve perfection and in the case of the X6, the trunk floor is just too high fro the ground and that makes loading baggages a tough task. Also, the heads up display keeps flickering making it hardtop read whats displayed. Not sure if I over expected or if these guys und...

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
4/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$64800

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

156 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

300 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

300 lb.-ft. @ 1200 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

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

116 in.

length

192 in.

width

78 in.

height

67 in.

curb weight

4750 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

59.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1110 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/20/24 mpg

highway range

537.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

35i$64,800 onwards

  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Driver and passenger Lumbar support
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Navigation system
  • Remote keyless entry

50i$77,450 onwards

  • Rear air conditioning w/ separate controls
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/HD/Satellite

Colors and Styles

2017 BMW X6 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

9.5

Fuel Economy

7.1

Interior

7.5

Exterior

8.4

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.5

Overall Rating


The 2017 BMW X6 offers enough variety to choose from, putting 3 trims and 2 engine configurations on the table. The price for the 2017 model year ranges from $62,500-$77,450. The standard trims offered to get a 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo engine that easily generates 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. With such engine configurations, the Beemer can zoom from 0-60 mph in just 6.0 seconds.

2017 BMW X6

Apart from its performance, it has a decent fuel economy number against its competition. With regard to interiors, it is one of the most spacious offerings in its segment. However, this is only for the passenger room as its cargo room is slightly compromised. With a bespoke safety offering and marvelous exteriors, the 2017 BMW X6 is here to win hearts and allure its onlookers.


9.0/10
Features

9.5/10
Engine and Performance

7.1/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

8.4/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2017 BMW X6 Features

9.0/10

"Despite its outstanding handling and powerful engines, the 2017 BMW X6 places in the bottom third of our luxury midsize SUV rankings because of its cramped interior and small cargo hold." - Cars.USnews

The 2017 BMW X6 is available in three trim levels for its lineup. The powertrain offered varies between a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine and a 4.4L 8-cylinder engine. The standard engine offering is the former one and it comes in 2 out of the 3 trims available. The difference between these two trims is the drivetrain, the sDrive35i at a price of $62,500 is an RWD and the xDrive35i is an AWD, priced at $64,800.

2017 BMW X6

With regard to the other differences amongst these trims, it is solely to do with the interior offering and the luxuries therein. The third trim offered is the BMW xDrive50i, priced at $77,450. It comes equipped with a 4.4L 8-cylinder engine.

Trim sDrive35i xDrive35i xDrive50i
MSRP $62,500 $64,800 $77,450
Key Features Front And Rear Map Lights Permanent Locking Hubs Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  Dakota Leather Upholstery Electro-Mechanical Limited Slip Differential Electro-Mechanical Limited Slip Differential
  Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accent Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
  Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning w/Steering Wheel Controls Front Fog Lamps Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Weatherband LED Brakelights Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Weatherband
  Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity Radio: AM/FM Stereo SiriusXM Satellite Radio -inc: 1 year All Access subscription
  1 LCD Monitor In The Front Hi-Fi Sound System 16 Speakers
    Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity harman/kardon Surround Sound System
    Audio Theft Deterrent  
    BMW Online Full Service Internet Access  
    Sport Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away  

We recommend

Within a price tag of $65,000, we recommend you to go in for the xDrive35i, even though it gets the very same powertrain as the $62,500 sDrive35i, it gets advanced performance features and leather interiors along with tech fittings.

2017 BMW X6 Engine and Performance

9.5/10

"The X6's standard suspension produces an unruffled ride quality even over bad pavement. Dialing up the Comfort mode with the adjustable suspension produces a similar result. - Edmunds"

Engine specs of the 2017 BMW X6

The 2017 BMW X6 is offered with two powertrain options, the standard engine offering being a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that generates 300 HP and 300lb-ft of torque. The other engine offered is a 4.4L V8 engine that generates 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, this comes in the xDrive50i.

2017 BMW X6 performance

The standard engine offers the 2017 X6 the ability to go from 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds. Further, equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission, the BMW delivers seamless power to its wheels. This transmission comes across all three trims of the 2017 BMW X6.

Models

2017 BMW X6

2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Audi Q7
MSRP $64,800 $45,850 $59,500
Engine 3.0L DOHC 24 Valve Inline 6 Turbocharged 3.7L V6 3.0L TFSI V6 DOHC
Transmission 8-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Horsepower (hp@RPM) 300 hp @ 5800 RPM 325 hp @ 7000 RPM 333 hp @ 5500 RPM
Torque (lb-ft@RPM) 300 lb-ft @ 1300 RPM 267 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM 325 lb-ft @ 2900 RPM

The 2017 Q7 offers the most power in class, 333 hp, however, this is done through its 3.0L V6 engine just as in the Beemer. On the other hand, the Infiniti QX70 has a 3.7L V6 beast and yet offers only 325 hp, it sure must be heavy on fuel consumption, given its engine displacement. The X6 comes with an engine that has the same specs as the Audi Q7 and yet under delivers with an output of 300 hp, short by a significant 33 hp.

Acceleration of the 2017 BMW X6

The Beemer has some solid speed and acceleration to offer to its audience, enough to give decent competition to its rivals. With a record of 6.0 seconds to go from 0-60 mph and a quarter-mile dash timing of 14.4 seconds, the X6 puts some decent numbers on a chart. More than the acceleration it is the drive experience and feels that is amusing.

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2017 BMW X6

2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Audi Q7
0-60 MPH (seconds) 6.0 sec 6.1 sec 5.7 sec
Quarter mile (seconds) 14.4 sec 14.5 sec 14.3 sec
Engine 3.0L 3.7 L 3.0 L
Emission

 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4 9.3 8.4

Against its strong competition, it is the 2017 Audi Q7 that puts up the best performance. It goes from 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. This is due to its 333hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Infiniti QX70 finishes a second after the Beemer, with a record of 6.1 seconds for the 0-60 mph.

Ride and Handling of the 2017 BMW X6

Recognized by its purrs, the X6 has a power-packed performance backed by its 300hp power output. Furthermore, BMW as a brand is known for offering a responsive and well-weighted steering wheel. These aspects translate to a confident and strong drive experience. However, you might want to stay cautioned about tight corners, as this is where the curb weight of the X6 comes into the picture. Staying aware of body roll would put you in a safe spot.

Braking of the 2017 BMW X6

Equipped with a set of 13.7-inch rotors for the front wheels and a set of 12.6-inch rotors for the rear wheels helps the BMW stops its 4705 lbs of curb weight. Just like its acceleration and handling the BMW gets a responsive and linear braking system in place.

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2017 BMW X6

2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Audi Q7
Brake Front (in.) 13.7 12.6 14.8
Brake Rear (in.) 12.6 12.1 13.8
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4705 4,209 4,938
60-0 MPH (ft.) N/A N/A 117

Against its competition, the 2017 Audi Q7 gets the largest rotors in class and has a phenomenal braking distance of 117 feet despite its massive weight of almost 5000 lbs. Ranking second, we have the X6 and in the final place, we have the Infiniti QX70 with a set of 12.6-inch rotors in the front and a set of 12.1-inch rotors in the rear.

2017 BMW X6 Fuel Economy

7.1/10

"The base rear-wheel drive X6 sDrive35i gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, which puts it toward the bottom of the luxury midsize SUV class." - Cars.USnews

For fuel efficiency, the 2017 BMW X6 gets a decent offering. It generates the least power in class and its average fuel efficiency is actually questionable. It gets an EPA reading of 18/24/20 for city/highway/combined respectively.

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2017 BMW X6

2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Audi Q7
MPG (city) 18 17 19
MPG (highway) 24 24 25
MPG (combined) 20 19 21

Against its competition, the rankings follow the brake performance chart. We see the Audi grabbing the premier position once again with an offering of 19/25/21 for city/highway/combined respectively. The Infiniti QX70 ranks behind the BMW X6, losing out by a couple of miles per gallon.

2017 BMW X6 Interior

7.5/10

"BMW owners will feel right at home inside a 2017 X6 SUV. The front seats are a comfortable and rewarding place to be, and the leathers are sublime and padded everywhere, and the trim and controls are all top-notch." - Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort of the 2017 BMW X6

2017 BMW X6 offers a lavish interior for the five individuals it accommodates. Equipped with 20-way power-adjustable seats, the X6 provides comfort and support both alike. The interiors come clad in plush materials and luxury fittings. With regard to passenger dimension, the front row is significantly larger than the second, though the latter isn't that bad.

Models

2017 BMW X6

2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Audi Q7
Passenger capacity 5 5 7
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.3/60/5/40.3 39.3/57.3/44.7 38.4/59.5/41.7
Second

 

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.2/57.0/35.9 38.5/57.4/34.6 38.8/58.5/38.8
Third

 

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A N/A 35.9/49.4/29.2

When put up against its competition, it is at war with the Infiniti QX70. Infiniti wins the battle of the second-row passenger space by a small margin. The 2017 Audi Q7 offers a slightly smaller front row compared to the other two rivals. But, it has the largest second row in class followed by a decent third row of seats. It is the only vehicle to accommodate 7 individuals.

Infotainment System of the 2017 BMW X6

BMW goes all in even for its infotainment system, it offers a 5.0-inch touchscreen with an iDrive infotainment system installed. This is complemented by a world-class Harman Kardon 600 watt sound system. It also offers basic features such as wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot, the other features offered are mentioned below:

  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • HD Radio
  • Head-Up Display
  • USB connectivity
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Wireless charging
  • TV tuner
  • Harman Kardon 600-watt sound system

Cargo volume of the 2017 BMW X6

Equipped with only two rows of seats one would expect the trunk space of the 2017 X6 to be large enough or at least competitive. However, the 2017 BMW offers a maximum cargo room of 59.7 cubic feet and a standard room of 26.6 cubic feet. It is obvious that this isn't even close to the best offering in class.

Models

2017 BMW X6

2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Audi Q7
Cargo Volume 3rd row up (ft.3) N/A N/A 14.8
Cargo Volume 2nd row up (ft.3) 26.6 24.8 37.5
Cargo Volume 2nd row folded (ft.3) 59.7 62.0 71.6

Surprisingly, it is the Audi Q7 that offers the maximum cargo room, but its standard cargo room is the smallest, this is obviously due to the third row of seats that eats into the boot space. Maximum it can offer 71.6 cubic feet of room. This is followed by the offering of the Infiniti QX70, which provides a maximum of 62 cubic feet.

2017 BMW X6 Exterior

8.4/10

"A mechanical twin to the more practical X5, the BMW X6 is a midsize 4-door 5-passenger luxury crossover with a coupe-like roof line, offered with a choice of three engines." - Motortrend

Dimension and Weight of the 2017 BMW X6

The BMW X6 has an extremely unique body design. Complemented with its width and headlights, the Beemer holds a sporty and aggressive stance with a distinct rear end. Overall the body is aerodynamic and extremely sportive. With regard to dimension, it is indeed the widest and tallest car in the class.

Models

2017 BMW X6

2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Audi Q7
Curb weight (lbs.) 4705 4,209 4,938
Length(in) 193.8 191.3 199.6
Width(in) 78.3 75.9 77.5
Height(in) 67 65.0 68.5
Ground clearance (in) 8.3 7.4 9.3
Wheelbase (in) 115.5 113.6 117.9
Track width (in) F/R 64.7/67.2 64.4/64.6 66.1/66.6

Put up against the competition and the Audi Q7 proves to be the heaviest, longest, and comes with the best ground clearance. The Infiniti QX70 weighs the least and has the least ground clearance, height, width, length, and wheelbase. Dimensions apart, you might also want to explore the exterior features that the BMW offers.

Exterior features of the 2017 BMW X6

  • 20" Star-Spoke High Gloss Light Alloy Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
  • Space-Saver Spare
  • Soft-Close Automatic Doors
  • Aluminum Running Boards
  • Power Liftgate
  • Keyless Entry

2017 BMW X6 Safety

9.0/10

"Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the X6." - Cars.USnews

As a brand BMW has a strong reputation with regard to its safety offering, This stands true even for the 2017 X6. However, neither has the NHTSA tested this vehicle nor has IIHS. Equipped with standard safety features such as parking sensors (for front and back) and driver assistance features puts the 2017 BMW X6 in a safe spot. It also offers the basic safety features than any other car would come with.

2017 BMW X6

Safety Features of the 2017 BMW X6

  • Dsc-X Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center
  • 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2017 BMW X6 Competition

7.0/10

2017 Infiniti QX70 vs 2017 BMW X6

Up against the Infiniti QX70, the BMW offers a better acceleration time, brake performance, fuel economy, interior room, and safety offering. It goes without saying that it is the 2017 X6 that has a better exterior design and style. However, the QX70 offers better performance with a price tag that is way lower than the asking price of the BMW, $64,800.

2017 Infiniti QX70

2017 Audi Q7 vs 2017 BMW X6

Made to compete against the 2017 Audi Q7, the BMW faces a whole lot of difficulty. Right from the engine configuration and specifications to its acceleration performance and its fuel efficiency, the Beemer struggles to keep up. There is no competition in the interior space provided, as clearly the Audi takes the lead. The only place where the BMW has an edge over the Audi is for its exterior design and styling.

2017 Audi Q7

2017 BMW X6 Final Verdict

With an exterior body design that is loved by all, the 2017 BMW X6 even offers a strong and capable engine. Offered at a price of $62,500 for the base trim, the sDrive35i, the price goes up to $77,450 for the high-end trim, the xDrive50i. Facing serious competition from the 2017 Audi Q7, this Beemer manages to put up a fine performance, fuel efficiency, and reliable offering. However, its price tag is significantly higher than its competition and this might be a reason for you to back out from considering it.

2017 X6

2017 BMW X6 FAQs

What powers the 2017 BMW X6?

It is equipped with a standard 3.0L 6-cylinder engine.

What is the towing capacity of the 2017 BMW X6?

The 2017 BMW X6 can tow as much as 6000 lbs.

Which cars could substitute the 2017 BMW X6?

The Audi Q7 would make a fine substitute for the 2017 BMW X6.

Is the BMW X6 xDrive35i more powerful than the sDrive35i?\

No, the difference between these two is of their drivetrain, and nothing to do with their powertrain.

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Unique performer from BMW

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A Perfect blend for my family!

Solid driving experience

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Simply surprised by the performance

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