This year, the BMW X6 sports activity vehicle has entered its third generation. The carmaker has already announced the prices. Expect the 2020 model will hit the showrooms next month.
The X6 has been a success for the brand since BMW launched it back in 2008. The second generation appeared in 2014.
The latest third-gen vehicle was revealed in July 2019 and then made its public debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Within 10 year (from 2008 to 2018) BMW produced 431,293 units of the X6 and sold 138,222 vehicles in the EU and 66,643 vehicles in the USA.
The USA is a key market for the model, which is manufactured at BMW’s plant in South Carolina.
New BMW X6
In general, the newcomer gets the same upgrades, including the latest driver assistance technologies, as its sister X5. Compared to the predecessor, the new 2020 BMW X6 is distinguished with more aggressive bodywork.
For the first time on a BMW, a kidney grille (the same massive one as on the X5 and the X7) can be illuminated as an option. While the headlights are similar to those on the X5, the taillights and bumper designs are unique to the X6.
Inside the new X6 is a typical BMW, but you’ll meet more glass. A panoramic roof comes standard. It is 83 percent larger than the previous model’s.
There is an interesting feature called the Sky Lounge adding 15,000 individual points of light.
Instead of the xDrive 50i, a new version joins the model lineup for the first time – the BMW X6 M50i.
U.S. customers can choose from three versions:
- base sDrive40i (rear-wheel drive, a 3.0-liter BMW twin-turbo inline-six, 335 hp, 330 lb-ft) – from $64,300;
- xDrive40i (same engine, intelligent all-wheel drive) – from $66,600;
- performance M50i (intelligent all-wheel drive, a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, 523 hp, 553 lb-ft) – from $85,650.
The destination charge (to be added to the prices) is $995.
For the German customers BMW offers diesel and petrol (gasoline) variants of the X6: xDrive30d (€75,850), xDrive40i (€77,350), M50d (€96,600), M50i (€99,000), M Competition (€144,200).