2022 BMW X6

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2022 BMW X6 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 17, 2021

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The X6 is known by every car enthusiast. The distinctive couple-styling on the SUV makes it rather unconventional but quite interesting at the same time. BMW was the first one to bring this unconventional styling to the market, and now other German companies are offering a similar proposition. The X6 is primarily meant to be an athletic model of a luxury SUV. It was recently redesigned in 2020, so the 2022 model will mostly be a carryover model.

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Pros

Sporty and athletic handling

Exciting performance

Luxurious interior

Distinctive styling

Cons

Unintuitive infotainment system

Options can make the X6 too expensive

Smaller cargo area than the X5

What's New?

There will not be anything new in the 2022 BMW X6


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$65050

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

330 lbs.-ft. @ 1550 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.7/11.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

117.1 in.

length

194.8 in.

width

78.9 in.

height

66.8 in.

curb weight

4687 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

59.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

6000 lbs.

payload capacity

937 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/22 mpg

highway range

492.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures


Trims

40i $65,050 Est. onwards

335 hp @ 5500 rpm | 3L | Inline 6 | premium unleaded (recommended)

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW X6 in Alpine White color 2022 BMW X6 in Carbon Black color
Alpine White

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Luckily, the hideous large kidney grille did not make its way to the X6, as it did in the ‘other’ BMW models this year. The Bimmer has an exciting set of features to offer, and the German should not make any major changes to the new X6. BMW may have started the trend of the coupe-style SUV, but today it has to face the likes of other competent German rivals, such as the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and Audi Q8.

2022 BMW X6 Features

With the X6 M deserving of its title as a separate vehicle, the BMW X6 will come in three trims: sDrive40i, xDrive40i, and M50i. Despite the M50i coming very close to offering the Motorrad experience, the M50i is justifiably suited towards providing a lot more comfort than can be expected from the X6 M. The BMW X6 is definitely priced to be as exotic as it looks but offers a lot of bang for your buck too.

Trims

sDrive40i

xDrive40i

M50i

MSRP

$65,550

$68,000

$87,000

Features

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

In addition to /replacing sDrive40i features:

In addition to /replacing xDrive40i features:

 

3.0L turbocharged Inline-six

3.0 turbocharged Inline-six

4.4L turbocharged V8

 

RWD

AWD

AWD

 

12.3” infotainment display/touchscreen

Optional dark chrome tailpipes

Dual stainless steel powder-coated tailpipes

 

Drive recorder surround

Optional trailer hitch receiver

Gesture power liftgate

 

Power-Folding & Heated Side Mirrors

Optional heads-up display

Front collision mitigation

 

Cornering lights

Adaptive Cruise Control 

M Sport Differential, brakes, and suspension

 

Vernasca leather upholstery 

Optional Nappa leather upholstery 

Optional Merino leather upholstery 

*expected

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Back when BMW was uncomplicated, they offered the best of their performance in an M vehicle, while the others had enough oomph for a baby dose of a Bimmers capabilities. With the introduction of the M50i trim and the competition faced lower down the trim ladder, the German automaker is forced to offer a tough choice. 

If we’re talking about the time we just reminisced, we would have blindly told you to scrap the lower variants and save up for the best from BMW Motorrad. The child within us has barely grown up, and in 2022 we would suggest the M50i trim due to the sheer performance BMW offers in anything M. The M50i also finds a great balance between daily driver and track-monster, offering the best of both worlds that had been missing from the BMW lineup for years.

Price:

We don’t expect any significant changes in price other than good old inflation. There might be a $500 bump on the newer models, which means the X6 will be starting at a price of around $65,550. The xDrive40i might start at $68,000 and the M50i should be a staggering $87,000 minimum.

Release Date:

No official information has been released about the X6 by BMW yet. However, we expect it to be around summer 2021 or it might be pushed back a little more.

2022 BMW X6 Engine and Performance

The BMW X6 has two engine options to power it. The base engine is a 3.0L turbocharged straight-six engine that’s paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that churns out 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In the sDrive40i trim, you get rear-wheel-drive (RWD), while the xDrive40i will get you all-wheel-drive (AWD). The X6 M50i will come with a 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 which can deliver a breath-taking 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The same eight-speed automatic transmission transfers power to all the wheels here too. 

The base engine is very adept and should be enough for most people. There is no turbo lag, and the engine is very responsive. The transmission also does its job pretty well, offering a seamless transition between the gears. It can rev all the way to the red line if you push it that hard. The V8 engine is way more powerful than the base engine, although it is best reserved for those who have deep aspirations for sportiness and athleticism, while also having deep pockets. The base engine can do a 0-60 MPH sprint within 5.3 seconds, which is truly awesome for a heavy SUV like this. But in case you want to go even quicker, the M50i will get you there in about 4.1 seconds, which makes it extremely adrenaline-inducing. 

Model

2022 BMW X6 (expected)

2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 

2021 Audi Q8 

MSRP

$65,550

$76,500

$61,750

$69,195

Engine 

3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6

3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6

3.0-liter turbocharged V6

3.0-liter turbocharged V6

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission 

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

9-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power

335 hp @ 5,500 rpm

335 hp @ 5,300 rpm

362 hp @ 5,500 rpm

335hp @ 5,000 rpm

Torque

330 hp @ 1,500 rpm

332 hp @ 1,340 rpm

369 hp @ 1,600 rpm

369 hp @ 1,350 rpm

Handling and driving impressions are also as you would expect – sporty and athletic. The steering is very precise, and it goes around the corners with ease. Body roll is kept to a minimum around the corners, despite being quite heavy. The ride is also very comfortable, thanks to the adaptive dampers. You get to experience a luxurious and comfy ride if you are a passenger. You get to enjoy a sporty driving dynamic if you are a driver. The X6 gets the best of both worlds, especially in the M50i guise.

All of the vehicles, barring the GLE, offer the same exact power output. The vehicles are all very closely matched. All of the rivals offer a turbocharged V6, while the Bimmer is the only one that comes with an inline-6. Also, all the SUVs at this price range come with AWD, but the Bimmer’s sDrive40i comes with RWD, although you can get the xDrive40i if you want. The Porsche Cayenne also costs quite a bit more than the rest. Performance-wise, every German SUV is almost quite identical.

2022 BMW X6 Fuel Economy

The base engine of the X6 will offer a fuel economy of 21/26 miles per gallon for city/highway driving and 23 MPG for combined driving. The AWD variant will get you around 21/25 MPG for city/highway driving and 23 MPG for combined. Now, these might not look very economical because of the power-hungry engine, but they are still somewhat decent. If you can afford the BMW X6, you probably wouldn’t be worrying about the fuel prices anyway. The M50i’s V8 is way hungrier for fuel as it offers 16/22/18 MPG for city/highway/combined driving. But then again, people chasing ultimate performance in an SUV do not care about how much fuel they burn.

The X6 comes fitted with a 21.9-gallon fuel tank, which gives it a range of 459/569/503-miles for city/highway/combined for the RWD variant, a highly impressive figure which should be more than enough for most people. A range over 500 miles in a powerful SUV demands nothing more. The AWD variant of the base engine gets 459/547/503-miles of range. 

Model

2022 BMW X6 (expected)

2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupé

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 

2021 Audi Q8 

MPG (city)

21

19

19

18

MPG (highway)

26

23

24

23

MPG (combined)

23

20

21

20

Fuel tank capacity

21.9 gallons

23.7 gallons

22.5 gallons

22.5 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

459/569/503 miles

450/545/474 miles

427/540/472 miles

405/517/450 miles

The M50i gets the worst range out of them all, which is around 350/481/394-miles for city/highway/combined driving. No competitor comes close to the BMW and its 500-mile range on a full tank in its base configuration. It also offers the best miles per gallon figure, which helps it get the best range despite housing the smallest tank. Both Audi and Porsche stand at the back with a combined mpg of 20, while the Audi loses between the two in the overall range offering just 450 miles.

2022 BMW X6 Interior

The X6 is a luxury sports SUV, so obviously it is luxurious and opulent. High-quality materials are used throughout the cabin, and the layout is also ergonomic. Everything feels premium, which you would expect given the price of the X6. The X6 has seating for five, but taller people might not find it favorable to be seated in the rear row for too long, thanks to the sloping roofline, which hurts the headroom. The sloping roofline also makes the rearward visibility a pain, so you have to depend on your rearview camera.

Sports seats are standard in the base variant as well. The front seats are 16-way power-adjustable with power seatback side bolster support and manual cushion extension. It’s the same for the front passenger seat. The seats are heated. Vernasca leather is standard in the X6, but SensaTec faux leather is present on the dashboard, and wood. The X6 offers 27.4 cubic feet, which is lower than BMW’s own X5. If you want more space, the rear seats fold in a 40/20/40-split to expand the cargo area. This takes the total space to 59.6 cubic feet. Also, you get decent storage options inside the cabin.

Model

2022 BMW X6 (expected)

2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupé

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 

2021 Audi Q8 

Seating Capacity 

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/ Legroom)

39.9/60.5/40.3

N/A

38.9/58.5/40.3

38.1/58.5/40.2

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/ Legroom)

37.9/57.9/35.6

N/A

38.5/58.4/38.4

37.1/59.5/40.2

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

27.6

22.0

38.2

30.6

The sloping roofline really hurts the headroom of the X6, albeit it does affect all of the SUVs mentioned. The front row spacing is decent in all of the German SUVs, but when it comes to the rear row, the BMW suffers. The legroom in the Audi is the best, while the Benz also trails close by. Rear seat passengers would definitely be more comfortable in either of these. When comparing the cargo space at the back of the SUVs in the competition, Mercedes GLE offers the most at 38.2 cubic feet.

The X6 comes with a 12.3” infotainment screen at the center which can be controlled by voice. It runs on the iDrive 7.0 operating system, and BMW’s infotainment system is very intuitive and easy to use despite seeming like a downgrade from the previous generation. Standard infotainment features include HD radio, SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, and navigation. The base sound system is a ten-speaker surround sound system. You can upgrade to features such as a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The M50i also allows you to get a Bowers & Wilkins 20-speaker sound system to loudly blast your favorite music while on the way back home. Highlights of the 2022 BMW X6 interior are:

  • 12.3” infotainment display running iDrive 7.0
  • 16-Speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Upgradable 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Foldable rear seats 
  • Speed sensitive volume control 

2022 BMW X6 Exterior

The design of the X6 is very imposing. It makes it very clear that it's not your typical family SUV. It has bigger aspirations – sporty ones. The front fascia houses the iconic BMW headlights with their angry shape. The massive kidney grille at the front grille also gives it the unmistakable Bavarian look. The hood is also very strong with muscular lines. The front bumper also has lots of cuts and holes for air intakes. The side looks unmistakably like a coupe with an extremely sloping roofline that gradually gives way to the rear end. The rear fascia has horizontal and long taillights with the Bimmer’s logo in between. Many describe the design of the X6 as very polarising. BMW definitely nailed the sporty aesthetics as they are very serious as to what they want to portray.

Model

2022 BMW X6 (expected)

2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupé

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 

2021 Audi Q8 

Curb Weight

4687 lbs

4582 lbs

4,991 lbs

4927 lbs

Length

194.8"

193.7"

194.3"

199.6"

Width

78.9"

78.1"

76.7"

77.5"

Height

66.3"

66.8"

70.7"

68.5"

Ground Clearance

8.3"

6.6"

7.1"

9.4"

Wheelbase

117.1"

114"

117.9"

117.9"

The X6 is most definitely a heavy vehicle. Though not as heavy as the rivals, it remains a pleasant surprise as to how BMW still managed to make it so responsive despite its weight. It has a very high ground clearance and a long wheelbase, which doesn’t look all that performance-y on its own, but the coupe design makes up for it. The BMW X6 was met with skepticism for its design in its first generation, but the look grew on customers and enthusiasts alike, partly because the X6 has always been a mesmerising car to drive and therefore people found no fault there. Some of the exterior features of the X6 are:

  • 20” wheels
  • Express open/close sliding and tilting glass sunroof
  • Aluminum side windows trim and body-colored front windshield trim
  • Metal-look power heated side mirrors w/ driver auto-dimming and power-folding
  • Power liftgate rear cargo access
  • Auto on/off aero-composite LED low/high beam auto-leveling directionally adaptive auto high-beam DRLs
  • Front fog lamps
  • LED brake lights

2022 BMW X6 Safety

The 2021 BMW X6 has not been tested by either NHTSA or IIHS, so we do not have any concrete ratings on how well it fares in a crash test. Since the 2022 X6 will also be a carryover model, it won’t be tested either. Rest assured, the Bimmer is a very safe car. BMW uses the best materials for the construction of their vehicles, which makes their cars very strong and resilient. Talking about the safety features, the Bavarian comes with plenty of standard features, some of which are:

  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Front collision alert
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2022 BMW X6 Competition

2022 BMW X6 vs Porsche Cayenne Coupe

The X6 and Cayenne are both great choices, but the Cayenne is more suited towards being more athletic. Even though the Cayenne cannot match the Bimmer in terms of speed, it is still offering better handling. The interior of the Porsche is also very well-designed with premium materials flooding the place. Design-wise too, some might prefer the Cayenne, while some might like the look of the X6 more. The Bimmer is a more practical vehicle, offering better cargo space and fuel economy. And also, the X6 costs less.

2022 BMW X6 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The GLE-Class is another sporty coupe with a sloping roofline. The GLE is better suited on the highway as it can go really fast, even faster than the X6, though not by a big margin. The Mercedes-Benz also offers excellent interior quality and has tons of modern and innovative safety features to keep passengers safe. Once again, the Bimmer comes out on top with better fuel economy, but the GLE is cheaper and provides fierce competition to the X6.

2022 BMW X6 vs 2022 Audi Q8

The Q8 is a far more practical vehicle than the X6 since it offers tons of space inside and also has more cargo storage capacity. Though the Audi is somewhat similarly matched with the X6 in terms of performance, it suffers from worse fuel economy. It’s also heavier than the Bimmer, and though it handles great, it is not on a similar level as compared to the X6. When it comes between these two, it depends on personal preference.

2022 BMW X6 Final Verdict

The 2022 BMW X6 will be a carryover model, so we can say that we know pretty much everything about it. Nothing new will be added, but the Bimmer will still continue to be very imposing and sporty. It is a great blend of high-performance and sporty handling. Though it receives very fierce competition from the other German coupes, it has its own charm. The X6 is a very safe vehicle with a great quality interior and excellent range on a full gas tank. However, it has less cargo space than some of its rivals, and its design might not sit well with everyone. If it's performance and athletic handling you want, then the X6 will have you covered.

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