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2019 BMW X6 M SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The Bavarians were the first to introduce the coupe styled SUVs into the market. They started up with the X6 in 2008 continued by the X4 in 2015. The X6 attained the M Sport badge in 2010 and a new model the X6 M was introduced into the market. After attaining this badge the X6 M became the most unique, powerful and athletic crossover SUV in the market.

Now this beast is back with a bang. The 2019 BMW X6 M belongs to the 2nd generation which was introduced in 2015 and comes with a price tag of $105,700. Might look a little pricey but it is not at all dicey when it comes to performance. Moreover it is totally loaded up with a wide range of features provided by the BMW and the BMW Motorsport division.

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Pros

Powerful and efficient V8

Sporty Ride

Comfortable interiors

Cons

Looks Dated

Not such a good Hauler

What's New?

X6 M goes unchanged or the 2019 Model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$105700

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

567 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

553 lb.-ft. @ 2200 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension rear

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

brake rotors (f/r)

rear ventilated disc brakes brake drying

dimensions

wheelbase

115.5 in.

length

193.8 in.

width

78.3 in.

height

66.5 in.

curb weight

5185 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

38.4 cu ft.

payload capacity

1170 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/16/19 mpg

highway range

425.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

no


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Styles

 2019 BMW X6 M SUV in Alpine White color  2019 BMW X6 M SUV in Azurite Black Metallic color  2019 BMW X6 M SUV in Black Sapphire Metallic color  2019 BMW X6 M SUV in Carbon Black Metallic color  2019 BMW X6 M SUV in Long Beach Blue Metallic color
Alpine White

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 BMW X6 M SUV base

base

power
567 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$105,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $105,700 MSRP (14 mpg/16/19 mpg) 567 hp @ 6000 rpm, 4.4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Azurite Black Metallic
  Silverstone Metallic
  Black Sapphire Metallic
  Donington Grey Metallic
  Long Beach Blue Metallic
  Carbon Black Metallic

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 5, 2019


Until 2016 the X6 stood as a unique crossover in the market. In 2016 the Mercedes came up with the GLE Class Coupe. However the Bavarians sensed the threat beforehand and upgraded the X6 and the X6 M to give a tough competition to their arch nemesis. This has become more intense now with only two coupe styled SUVs in the market. However there are also other crossovers in the line that give the X6 M a tough competition such as Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Jaguar F-Pace SVR, Maserati Levante GTS, etc.

2019 BMW X6 M SUV Features

There are not many changes in the new 2019 BMW X6 M from its predecessors. It comes in only one trim with a 4.4 liter turbo charged V8 engine and is priced $105, 700. But this trim comes with abundant features like the other M Sport members and is a fun to drive crossover. Some of the standard features include21-inch wheels, high-performance tires, adaptive suspension dampers, a rear air suspension, BMW's active roll stabilization, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, etc.

Trims

BMW X6 M

MSRP

$105,700

Key Features

Dynamic Damper Control with rear-axle air suspension

 

Dynamic Performance Control and Active Roll Stabilization

 

Hill Descent Control (HDC)

 

Xenon Adaptive Headlights

 

LED fog lights

 

Power-folding, heated side mirrors

 

Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers

 

Space-saver spare wheel and tire

 

Shadowline exterior trim

 

Extended Merino Leather upholstery

 

Leather dashboard

 

Aluminum Trace trim

 

Anthracite Alcantara headliner

 

M door sills and driver footrest

 

Fully finished cargo area with velour carpeting and remote trunk release

 

Cargo cover

 

Floormats

 

Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio System

 

BMW Navigation system with 10.2" high-resolution touchscreen

 

iDrive 6.0 system with touchscreen, touchpad Controller and 8 freely programmable memory buttons

 

Rear-view Camera

 

Rear-window defroster

 

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

 

Active Blind Spot Detection

We recommend

Although there are many features already available as a part of the standard packages, if they are not sufficient enough, we recommend you to have a look at the executive package which comes priced at a $5,200 extra.

2019 BMW X6 M SUV Engine

The 2019 BMW X6 is equipped with a 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 engine that is produces 567hp horsepower and 553 lb.ft torque. This engine is quite efficient and responsive. Moreover it comes paired with an 8 speed automatic transmission and the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system.

Models

BMW X6 M

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante GTS

MSRP

$105,700

$113,000

$80,985

$114,595

$119,980

Engine

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.4 L/268

5.5L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

4.0L twin turbo V8

3.8L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Transmission

8-speed M Sport Automatic Transmission with Drivelogic

7 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

567 hp @ 6,000 rpm

577 hp@ 5000rpm

550 hp@ 6500 rpm

541 hp@ 6000rpm

550 hp@ 5750 rpm

Torque

553 lb.-ft. @ 2,200 rpm

561 ft-lbs@ 5250rpm

502 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

568 ft-lbs@ 4500rpm

538 ft-lbs@ 1750rpm

This BMW stands amongst some of the powerful SUVs for the class. Although the GLE 63 S is a bit more than the X6. However the remaining competitors.

Acceleration

The 2019 BMW X6 M is a total power-packed performer when it comes to acceleration. It is capable of accelerating to 60 MPH in 4.0 seconds.

Models

BMW X6 M

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

0-60 MPH

4.0 sec

4.2 sec

4.1 sec

3.9 sec

4.0 sec

Quarter mile

12.4 sec

N/A

N/A

12.4

13.2 sec

Engine

4.4L

5.5L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

4.0L twin turbo V8

3.8L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Emission

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

11.0

11.7

N/A

N/A

N/A

The X6 M is quite quick and stands amongst some of the top class accelerators. It even beats the more powerful GLE 63 SUV when it comes to acceleration.

Ride and Handling

The 2019 BMW X6 M is a fun to drive crossover. The entire ride dynamics makes you feel like you are actually driving a coupe. Its xDrive AWD system paired along with smart torque vectoring system instills confidence in the drivers.

However you might feel a little uncomfortable while driving if you expect to get a smooth ride of an SUV. This BMW throttle response is not smooth as the others with the Msport badge. It is more of an aggressive beast and runs like one. One minute you feel like you just got started and the next all you realize is that you are touching the high speed. So if you feel like going for a slow Sunday drive, this is not what you choose. However if you yearn to feel breath taking winds hitting your face when the windows are open on a highway then this is what you would like to take for a spin.

Braking

The 2019 BMW X6 M comes with quite beefy brakes that are quite quick and responsive. The front brake is 15.6 inches in size and the rear one is of 15.2 inches. These brake are capable of bringing this 5 ton beast to halt at 104 feet while travelling at a speed of 60 MPH. But surprisingly the brakes don't give you a jerk when the vehicle stops. It feels quite smooth and normal.

Model

BMW X6 M

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS

Brake Front (in.)

15.6

15.4

15.6

16.3

15

Brake Rear (in.)

15.2

13.6

15.6

14.4

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5260

5203

4395

4796

4649

60-0 MPH (ft.)

104

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

This BMW has quite an impressive braking when compared to the others of the class. However the braking performance of others is not yet available.

Towing Capacity

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS

BMW X6 M

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

7200

TBD

7,700

TBD

TBD.

2019 BMW X6 M SUV Fuel Economy

The 2019 BMW X6 M is quite decently thirsty when compared to the others in the class. It has an average fuel economy of 16 MPG with 14 in the city and 19 on the highway.

Model

BMW X6 M

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS

MPG (city)

14

12

16

TBD

TBD

MPG (highway)

19

18

22

TBD

TBD

MPG (combined)

16

14

18

TBD

TBD

Tank Capacity (gal)

22.4

24.6

21.7

23.7

21.1

When compared to the others in the class, the BMW is thirstier than the Cayenne turbo. However it runs a couple of miles extra than the GLE 63 S.

2019 BMW X6 M SUV Interior

Seating and Comfort

As stunning as it looks on the outside, so luxurious it is on the inside. Moreover the 2019 BMW X6 M is not only about luxuries and feature filled interiors, it is also about roominess. It has a headroom of 39.9 inches in the front and 37.9 inches in the back. The shoulder room is 61.5 inches in the front and 59.6 inches in the back. Speaking of the legroom, in the front, it is as spacious as others in the class with 40.3 inches, but the back gets a little congested because of the 35.6 inches legroom.

Model

BMW X6 M

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

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

39.9/61.5/40.3

40.4/58.5/40.3

37.8/57.7/40.3

TBD

TBD

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.9/59.6/35.6

38.5/58.4/38.4

37.5/55.8/37.2

TBD

TBD

It is quite spacious when compared to others in the class, but still its rear legroom remains congested when compared to others in the class.

Infotainment features

This BMW like all the others in the class, gets the latest iDrive 6.0 infotainment system. Moreover like the others BMWs, this year, the X6 M gets the Apple Carplay as a standard feature. Let's see what other features are loaded up in this crossover:

  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player with Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio System with vehicle-specific equalizing and powerful 600-watt amplifier; the 16-speaker system includes 7 tweeters, 4 midrange speakers located in the door panels and 2 midrange speakers located in the rear, 2 bass speakers located under the front seats, and 1 midrange center channel speaker
  • HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1-year All Access subscription

Interior Features

  • Engine Start/Stop button
  • 2-way power glass moonroof with "one-touch" operation and power interior sunshade
  • Power windows with key-off operation; "one-touch" opening and closing of all door windows, anti-trapping feature
  • Automatic 4-zone climate control
  • Active-charcoal micro-filter ventilation
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Comfort Access keyless entry with multi-function remote control and hands-free tailgate opening/closing
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
  • Power tailgate
  • Park Distance Control, front and rear
  • Front-seat center console with armrest, storage compartment, and Auxiliary input
  • Rear-seat center armrest
  • Dual cupholders in front and rear
  • Dual front sliding sun visors with illuminated mirrors
  • Automatic tilt-down of right outside mirror for visibility of curb when backing up
  • BMW Extended Ambient lighting; includes door handle-area lighting, illuminated driver and front-passenger vanity mirrors, front footwell lights, front and rear reading lights and 9 predefined selectable interior light designs
  • Automatic-dimming interior rear-view mirror and driver's-side exterior mirror
  • 3-stage heated front seats
  • Privacy glass
  • Power outlets in front center console, front center console storage compartment, rear center console and trunk
  • Universal garage-door opener

Cargo volume

The BMW X6 M is equipped with quite some ample space to help you load it up with all the necessities you need. It has a cargo volume of 26.3 cu.ft behind its second row which can be extended to 59.7 cu.ft by folding the second roe seats.

Model

BMW X6 M

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

26.6

38.2

33.5

26.3

19.4

Cargo Volume (ft.3) (second row folded)

59.7

   

59.3

 

2019 BMW X6 M SUV Exterior

The exteriors of 2019 BMW X6 M are quite aggressively styled, thanks to the Motor Sport badge on it. With quite aggressive lines and coupe styled roofline, this crossover looks stunning while running on the roads. Speaking of the dimensions, this 5285 lbs heavy SUV is 193.8 inches in length, 78.3 inches in width and 66.5 inches in height.

Model

BMW X6 M

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS

Curb weight (lbs.)

5285

5203

4395

4796

4649

Length(in)

193.8

191

186.5

194.0

197

Width(in)

78.3

76.2

81.5

78.1

77.5

Height(in)

66.5

69.4

65.0

65.9

66.1

Ground clearance (in)

8.1

N/A

8.4

7.4

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

115.5

114.8

113.1

114.0

118.3

Track width (in) F/R

65.6/65.6

66.4/67.1

64.6/65.1

66.5/65.8

63.9/66

Exterior Features

  • Xenon Adaptive Headlights with dynamic auto-leveling, Corona headlight-rings and Cornering Lights
  • LED fog lights
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers
  • Space-saver spare wheel and tire
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Non-metallic or Metallic paint (excluding BMW Individual Azurite Black Metallic)
  • M quad tailpipes
  • M rear spoiler

2019 BMW X6 M SUV Safety

The 2019 BMW X6 M gets the following safety features:

  • 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
  • 3-point safety belts and head restraints at all seating positions
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • Acoustic safety-belt warning
  • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
  • LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
  • Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS) with front side-impact airbags
  • Rollover sensor that triggers airbags and safety-belt pretensioners in the event of a rollover
  • Adaptive Brakelights
  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • 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
  • Active Driving Assistant includes Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, and Lane Departure Warning
  • Central locking system on driver and front passenger doors (leaves fuel filler door unlocked)
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • BMW Assist eCall\u2122 includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
  • BMW Remote Services includes Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock and My BMW Remote app

2019 BMW X6 M SUV Competition

2019 BMW X6 M vs Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV

The BMW X6 M and the GLE 63 S have been rivals for quite some time. They are the only ones in the class to share a similar body style. Speaking of power and performance, the GLE is a bit powerful, but the X6 M turns out to be a better performer. Both of them are almost equally spacious and feature filled, but the GLE is a bit less priced than the X6 M thus giving it an upper hand

2019 BMW X6 M vs Porsche Cayenne

The Cayenne Turbo is one of the oldest competitors of the X6 M. However this year it comes totally revamped and reengineered. Although its new engine is not as powerful as that of the X6 M it helps the Cayenne Turbo to perform better while consuming less fuel. However the X6 M is more technologically advanced than the Cayenne.

2019 BMW X6 M vs Maserati Levante GTS

The Maserati releases its Levante with a V8 this year in two trims, thus putting it amongst some of the ruthless and power packed class of SUVs. However, when compared to the BMW X6, the levante is a little less powered and is a bit sluggish when it comes to performance. Speaking of the other aspects, the Levante and X6 M are both filled up with luxuries and are feature filled.

2019 BMW X6 M SUV Final Verdict

The X6 M is one of the most loved compilation of power, style and performance amongst the Crossovers manufactured by the BMW. However this SUV still belongs to the second generation and looks a bit dated now. Looks like it is time for the BMW to step up its game now.