2020 BMW X6

MSRP $64,300

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2020 BMW X6 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 1, 2021

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The German manufacturers have been gushing over their Beemer universe for quite some time now and why not? Their arsenal is filled with performance driven machines with a good taste for luxury. Even their SUVs are launched as Sports Activity Coupes which further spices up the market even more. The X6 is the perfect example for the same since BMW practically handcrafted the segment 9 years ago, its a solid option in the market even with subtle changes.

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Pros

Dedicated Sports Automatic Transmission

An intelligent chassis

Powerful Engines

Standard Ambient Lighting

Cons

Robs you of headroom

SUV that can only seat 4 people

Harsh ride

Most options packages should be standard at the price.

What's New?

Standard Apple CarPlay

More Safety features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$64300

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

330 ft-lb. @ 1550 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

capacity

passenger volume

97.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

59.6 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/23/26 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 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

40i$64,300 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 BMW X6 in Dark Olive Metallic color
Dark Olive Metallic

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

7.0

Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

7.7

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.3

Exterior

6.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

6.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The 2020 BMW X6 range starts from a base price of $63,550 for the rear-wheel-drive version. Another trim is the all-wheel-drive, the X6 xDrive35i which is available from $65,850 and lastly, you have a powerful V8 equipped xDrive50i, which you can buy from $78,300. Loads of standard and optional equipment and features accompanying the vehicle are positive for X6.

2020 BMW X6

This beast is a combination of high ground clearance, all-wheel-drive system, and all-weather ability with a stance of coupe meaning the sloping design of a 2-door coupe. It pretty much looks like a sports car in an SUV frame. 

2020 BMW X6 SUV front view
2020 BMW X6 SUV rear view

9.9/10
Features

7.7/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.3/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2020 BMW X6 Features

9.9/10

"The 2020 BMW X6 offers brutish engine power and an upscale, comfortable cabin with loads of technology." - Cars.USNews

The 2020 BMW X6 has 3 trim configurations, sDrive35i, xDrive35i and xDrive50i. The base trim is a rear-wheel drive with a price tag of $63,550, xDrive35i trim gets the BMW's intelligent all-wheel drive at $65,850. The top-level trim is the xDrive50i which has both the power and agility of a sports car. BMW X6 comes with 2 engine specifications, a 3.0-Liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-Cylinder churning out an impressive 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque and a massive 4.4-Liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V-8 with astounding 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.

2020 BMW X6

The transmission that propels this mean machine is an 8-speed sport automatic. It also has 2 different body styles that make you stand out from the rest of the crowd; The line, which comes with 19" Y-spoke alloy and some exterior elements and the M-Sport line which comes with the Aerodynamic kit, choice of 19,20 or 21-inch M Wheels makes your X6 a machine to be reckoned with.

Trim sDrive 35i xDrive 35i xDrive 50i
MSRP $63,550 $65,850 $78,300
Feature Xenon headlights Features Of sDrive Plus: Keyless ignition and entry
  Automatic wipers All Wheel Drive System Four-zone automatic climate control
  sunroof   Upgraded front seats
  Power liftgate   16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system Surround-view camera system Lane departure warning
  Front and rear parking sensors   Blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking.
  Dual-zone automatic climate control Leather upholstery   Adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams
  Power-adjustable and heated front seats Driver-seat memory settings and a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat.   An available Dynamic Handling package includes adaptive suspension dampers with a rear air suspension and active roll stabilization.
  iDrive infotainment interface   Apple CarPlay integration Premium Bang & Olufsen sound system
  Navigation System   Rear-seat entertainment system and a night-vision system are just some of the stand-alone options available.
  BMW ConnectedDrive services (including BMW Assist emergency communications) and integrated smartphone apps, and a nine-speaker sound system.    

Our Recommendation for the best trim

The 2020 BMW X6 sDrive35i and xDrive35i are almost similar trims barring that one is a rear-wheel drive and the other being an all-wheel drive. The xDrive35i would be the best fit for your daily use and weekend warrior antics because of its versatility to be a sports car plus a go anywhere all-wheel-drive system. If you're a fan of speed and performance and do not pay much attention to the fuel economy, X6 xDrive50i will satisfy your crazy needs.

2020 BMW X6 Engine and Performance

7.7/10

"Engine and transmission performance are big positives for the X6. It's pretty quick for the class, and the engine and transmission are smooth operators. Unfortunately, the steering communicates little back to the driver." - Edmunds

Backed by the might of two formidable engines the X6 is truly a work of art. A 3.0 Liter TwinPower Turbo delivering 335 horses and 330 lb-ft of torque and a 4.4 Liter V8 that unleashes 523 horsepower with 553 pound-feet of torque. The 8-speed sports automatic transmission is one of the best in the industry and helps this monster run smoothly in any gear and at any speed.

Models

2020 BMW X6

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

MSRP

$62,950

$65,700

$70,500

$68,750

Engine

3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder

3.0L 6-cylinder turbo

AMG enhanced 3.0L V6 Bi-turbo

3.0L V6 twincharged

Transmission

8-Speed Sports Automatic

8-Speed Tiptronic S

9G-Tronic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

335 hp @ 5500 RPM

335 hp @ 5300 RPM

385 hp @ 6100 RPM

355 hp @ 5500 RPM

Torque

330 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM

332 lb-ft @ 1340 RPM

384 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM

365 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

Comparing these cars to the other SUVs available, AMG-powered Mercedes GLE is the most powerful among all the contenders with 385 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque but also the most expensive at $70,500. Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport are equal in every aspect. Be it comes to power, torque, and price figures. The 2020 Range Rover Sport has a 7-seat configuration, that is neither available with Porsche, BMW, or Mercedes. BMW, on the other hand, is the cheapest of the lot with a price of $62,950 and also with the weakest torque on offer.

Acceleration of the 2020 BMW X6

BMW is known for its engine and transmission all over the world and it shows its presence in the acceleration timings. The 3.0-Liter engine rushes towards the 60MPH mark in 6.0 seconds. Standing quarter mile takes 14.4 sec. Aerodynamic body design and Sports transmission are responsible for propelling the X6 that fast.

Models

2020 BMW X6

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

0-60 MPH

6.0 sec

5.9 sec

5.6 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter mile

14.4 sec

14.4 sec

14.1 sec

15.5 sec

Engine

3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder

3.0L 6-cylinder turbo

AMG enhanced 3.0L V6 Bi-turbo

3.0L V6 twin-charged

Emission

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

8.4

N/A

9.3

9.2

In comparison, the Mercedes GLE AMG is the fastest to 60MPH with only 5.6 seconds on the clock. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne clocks in at 5.9 seconds making it 0.3 seconds slower than Mercedes but just above the 2020 BMW X6.

Ride and Handling of the 2020 BMW X6

The 2020 BMW X6 might be a bulky SUV but its driving dynamics completely neglect that notion. It goes through the corners at sane speeds but when the bumps come, be ready to get bounced around. Being an SAV, the suspension is stiffened to make the ride and handling sportier rather than being biased towards comfort. So, the best option is to get the optional dynamic damper control which comes with 4 different modes; Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+. These 4 modes have individual settings to suit your style of driving.

2020 BMW X6 handling

In comparison, Mercedes AMG has an upper hand. It almost has track-like handling which gives you immense confidence while driving on any road surface. Mercedes AMG line gets a special treatment meaning precision handling and sporty ride. Range Rover is more comfort-friendly and doesn't offer the sporty handling that you get with the rest of the lot. Porsche Cayenne will be coming in 2020 so there is not much known about handling, but it would be razor-sharp, to say the least.

Braking of the 2020 BMW X6

To stop big SUVs, you need big brakes. BMW X6 has a 13.7-inch disc in the front and 12.6-inch discs in the back. The 2020 BMW X6 takes 122 ft to come to a complete stop. Weighing in close to 4600 pounds, it's commendable to look at that kind of braking effort. The brake pedal is quite soft and responds well at high speeds. The pedal requires a minimum push to engage the disc brakes in stopping the car.

Models

2020 BMW X6

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Brake Front(in)

13.7

13.7

14.8

14.3

Brake Rear(in)

12.6

12.9

13.6

13.8

Curb weight(lbs)

4687

4582

4960

5135

60-0 MPH (ft.)

122

N/A

130

124

Comparing it to the rest of the competition, the Mercedes AMG GLE has a serious braking system. It does take the last position in the brake test from 60 MPH to 0 MPH taking 130 ft but also being the heaviest that is an awesome effort. BMW is a clear winner in the brake test.

Towing Capacity of the 2020 BMW X6

With a towing capacity of 6000 pounds, the 2020 BMW X6 can easily pull a boat, a camper, and even a big trailer too. The X6's enormous towing capacity makes it one of the favorites amongst SUV lovers.

Models

2020 BMW X6

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Towing Capacity (lbs)

6000

7700

7200

7716

DriveTrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

FWD

The 2020 Range Rover Sport is a sports tourer with AWD advantage towers over everyone with a massive towing capacity of 7716 pounds. Porsche being the lightest has been rated to pull double its weight i.e.; 7700 pounds. Mercedes AMG GLE has 7200 pounds towing capacity thanks to its massive engine power. BMW X6 stands last in terms of towing capacity.

2020 BMW X6 Fuel Economy

9.0/10

"The 2020 X6 sDrive40i gets above-average fuel economy for a luxury midsize SUV, with an EPA-rated 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway." - Cars.USnews

Both engines from the Bavarian motors demand a high fuel consumption, however, fuel economy means little if you are going in for an X6. The performance and handling are what fuels you for the chase. BMW has a mileage of 18MPG in the city, 25MPG on the highway, and a combined city and highway driving cycle yields 21 MPG.

Models

2020 BMW X6

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

MPG (city)

21

19

17

19

MPG (highway)

26

23

22

25

MPG (combined)

23

20

19

21

It's actually no surprise to see Mercedes AMG on the lowest end of this spectrum. They do make it performance-friendly but not fuel efficient. The same is the case with Range Rover Sport. But in this segment, most people do not look at fuel economy while purchasing such mean machines.

2020 BMW X6 Interior

7.3/10

Interior space suffers because of the X6's stylized exterior. The sloping roof limits headroom and rear-seat access. Rearward blind spots are also prominent. Cargo and storage space are merely average, and the rear seatbacks do not fold completely flat- Edmunds

Seating and comfort of the 2020 BMW X6

With design largely extracted from the X5, the X6 features premium interior quality plus a respectable amount of quirks and features which justify the price. Even the base trim is bolted with better features than its competition. BMW's premium Dakota leather is standard with an anthracite headliner and poplar wood trim. The large 10.2-inch iDrive 6.0 is also standard with this sports coupe. There is standard navigation, infotainment functions, and ConnectedDrive that comes with the X6.

2019 BMW X6 SUV cockpit area

The coupe roofline invades the rear headroom space, while the front seats feel comfortable and are adjusted to provide maximum comfort to the driver and passenger. The headroom is on the low side at the back, but the legroom is pretty good. The ride at the back may get bouncy on uneven surfaces due to a stiff suspension setup. For better air quality inside the cabin, BMW has put active charcoal micro-filter ventilation. But X6's sloppy design is a bit disadvantage as getting in and out of the car is difficult because of the low roof.

Models

2020 BMW X6

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.3/60.5/40.3

39.6/58.9/40.2

39.2/58.5/40.3

39.5/60.7/42.2

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.2/57.9/35.6

37.3/56.2/35.7

38.5/58.4/38.4

39.1/59.5/37.0

When comparing BMW X6 to its rivals, the shoulder room is the best by 2 inches from Mercedes AMG GLE but the latter is best when it comes to Headroom with 39.2 inches. Range Rover has the best legroom with 42.2 inches in the front. It's a different story at the back. Range Rover has the best headroom of 39.1 inches and a shoulder room of 59.5 inches owing to its excellent height. Mercedes AMG GLE has impressive rear legroom of 38.4 inches which is the best among the competition.

Infotainment of the 2020 BMW X6

BMW X6 infotainment is the easiest to use. All models are standard with a 10.2-inch widescreen display, satellite navigation, and an easy-to-use rotary dial down in the center console. Menus are logically laid out and there's a set of physical shortcut buttons down by the scroll wheel that helps make it easy to switch between key features as you drive along.

2020 BMW X6

You also get BMW's Smartphone Connect app as standard which helps you to go through some features of your phone on the car's built-in display. The standard stereo system is loud but you can choose with an optional Harmon Kardon system if you're a die-hard music fan for that otherworldly feeling.

Cargo Space of the 2020 BMW X6

The 2020 BMW X6 has 26.6 cu-ft of cargo space which is good but not as good as the X5. Coupe style robs of some space in the back but it still is massive. Split-folding 40/20/40 gives ample space and also the practicality to carry luggage. After a fully flat rear seat, you get 59.7 cu-ft of space.

Models

2020 BMW X6

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Behind 2nd Row (ft. cube)

26.6

27.1

23.0

27.5

Behind 1st Row (ft. cube)

59.7

60.3

60.7

62.2

Comparing the practicality of these awesome SUVs, Range Rover has the most space at the back with 27.5 inches when all seats are up and when folded down it has an unrivaled 62.2 inches of space. Mercedes AMG GLE has a weak point with cargo space at 23.0 inches with all seats up. BMW, on the other hand, is good but not better than the Porsche Cayenne which has 27.1 inches.

2020 BMW X6 Exterior

6.0/10

Several years on, the 2020 BMW X6 remains a head-turner inside and out that still draws strong opinions- The Car Connection

Dimensions and Weight of the 2020 BMW X6

The 2020 BMW X6 is 194.8 inches in length and 78.3 inches in width. Ground clearance is 8.1 inches which makes it a hit, be it on and off road. The large wheelbase of 117.1 inches means more room inside for the passengers. The height of 7.8 inches makes the X6 a big, muscular SAV on the road.

Models

2020 BMW X6

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Curb weight(lbs)

4687

4582

4960

5135

Length(in)

194.8

193.7

192.6

192.0

Width(in)

78.3

78.1

78.9

78.1

Height(in)

66.8

66.8

67.7

71.0

Ground clearance(in)

8.1

8.2

7.8

7.9

Wheelbase(in)

117.1

114.0

114.8

115.1

Track width(in) F/R

64.7/67.2

66.2/65.9

65.1/65.9

66.6/66.6

The new 2020 Porsche Cayenne is almost similar in length and width department to the X6. Mercedes AMG is the widest with 78.9 inches and heaviest at 4960 pounds but a shorter wheelbase of 114.8 inches means less cabin space. Range Rover has a wider track width both front and rear of 66.6 inches which makes it stable at high speeds and while cornering and taller stance with 71 inches to give more presence on the road.

Exterior Features of the 2020 BMW X6

  • Coupe-like Profile
  • Adaptive Xenon Headlights and LED taillights
  • Air Curtains and Air Breather System
  • LED fog lights

2020 BMW X6 Safety

9.0/10

"Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the 2020 BMW X6." - Cars.USNews

The safety rating of the 2020 BMW X6

The 2020 BMW X6 offers a host of safety features to protect you and your vehicle, on the road and off it. Some of the coolest features by far are the BMW remote services which include stolen vehicle recovery, the remote door unlocks, and so does the BMW remote app. The IIHS and NHTSA have not rated the 2020 BMW X6 yet but you can expect excellent safety scores from both. Some of the standard features are given below:

Safety features of the 2020 BMW X6

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger-seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
  • The central locking system on the driver and front passenger doors (leaves fuel filler door unlocked)
  • Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • Adaptive Brakelights
  • LATCH for child-restraint safety-seat installation
  • Front safety belts with automatic pre-tensioners
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Rollover sensor that triggers airbags and safety-belt pre-tensioners in the event of a rollover
  • BMW Assist eCall includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification

2020 BMW X6 Competition

6.0/10

2020 BMW X6 Vs 2020 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne is instantly recognizable and desirable in ways the BMW X6 can never be. Dynamically designed Porsche Cayenne is a hands-down winner in many aspects like massive towing capacity, lightweight chassis, excellent space on the inside, and an awesome engine. BMW X6 is showing its age interiorly and exteriorly. In technology, both are neck to neck but Porsche still has the upper edge.

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 BMW X6 Vs 2020 Mercedes AMG GLE

These 2-coupe designed SUVs have a very niche market when it comes to sheer numbers. But what they offer shows the real difference. Mercedes has the AMG prowess whereas BMW lacks in the engine department. Ride quality is the same because of the stiff suspension but AMG is AWD standard which shows they leave no stone unturned when it comes to performance. With high power, it plows through any surface and that 9G-Tronic transmission is just brilliant.

2020 Mercedes AMG GLE

2020 BMW X6 Vs 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport doesn't have the sharp responses but it is decent enough and counters it with greater cruising comfort. The supercharged V6 is an awesome unit and better than what BMW X6 offers. Plus being a full-size SUV, you have the option of 7 seats and also massive towing capacity. The only issue is that Land Rover's reliability which is not good as BMW.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

 

2020 BMW X6 Final Verdict

The BMW X6 will no doubt continue to be one of the most controversial SUVs on sale. It's not everyone's cup of tea but it gets the attention it is worthy of, be it in a crowded market or on the racetrack. The Original SUV coupe might have its haters, but it also has some fans. Judging by its DNA, the 2020 BMW X6 is an excellent offering. It isn't the most comfortable one neither the most practical option, but it ultimately shows off your bold lifestyle which leaves the people awe-struck.

2020 BMW X6

 


2020 BMW X6 FAQs

At what price is the 2020 BMW X6 offered?

The 2020 BMW X6 comes priced at an MSRP range of $63,550-$78,300.

How many trims are offered for the 2020 BMW X6?

The 2020 BMW X6 comes in a total of three trims to offer, sDrive 35i, xDrive 35i, and xDrive 50i.

What is the towing capacity of the 2020 BMW X6?

The towing capacity of the 2020 BMW X6 measures up to 6000 lbs.

How is the gas mileage of the 2020 BMW X6?

The 2020 BMW X6 records a gas mileage of 21/26/23 for city/highway/combined.

How is the warranty offering of the 2020 BMW X6?

The 2020 BMW X6 gets the following warranty package:

  • Basic Warranty: 4 yr./ 50000 mi.
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 yr./ 50000 mi.
  • Free Maintenance Warranty: 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
  • Roadside Warranty: 4 yr./ unlimited mi.
  • Rust Warranty: 12 yr./ unlimited mi.

 

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