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2012 BMW X6 Overview (See Available Styles)

BMW considers the X6 a sports activity coupe, combining the four-door, cargo capacity and functionality of an SUV and the sleek lines and curved body style of a coupe. The X6 is positioned to compete with the Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz M-Class, and is available in two trim levels, the xDrive35i and xDrive50i.

The all-wheel-drive X6 offers two engine choices: the xDrive35i uses a 300-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, and the xDrive50i is powered by a 400-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8. The eight-speed automatic transmission uses adaptive transmission control and also features sport and manual drive modes with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Regenerative braking boosts fuel economy by recouping energy from braking, coasting and decelerating.

The X6M performance model ratchets up performance with a 555-horsepower, 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8, with six-speed M Sport automatic transmission and steering wheel-mounted paddle controls. M-tuned all-wheel-drive and sport suspension ensure that the X6M lives up to the M performance label.

When it comes to fuel economy ratings, the BMW X6 xDrive35i gets 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, the xDrive50i drops to 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. The high performance X6M definitely favors performance over green-driving, and delivers 12 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.

The four-seater X6 offers standard 10-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats with four-way adjustable lumbar support, with driver’s seat, steering wheel and outside mirror memory. Leather upholstery comes standard, and the split-folding rear seats can be folded flat to maximize cargo space. The rear seat does have a three-seat option to expand seating to five passengers. Heated front seats are standard, and heated rear seats and steering wheel are also available for added comfort. The BMW iDrive system powers the onboard computer, and offers knob control with memory button settings. The AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system features high-fidelity 10-speaker sound and comes standard with HD radio and iPod/USB adapter. An optional satellite radio is available and includes a one-year subscription. Bluetooth handsfree calling is also available, and a multi-function sport steering wheel provides controls for audio, cruise control and wireless calling. The optional navigation system provides mapping and real time traffic information on the in-dash display. Keyless entry and universal garage door opener are additional available convenience upgrades, as is a rear seat entertainment system.

The X6 features standard 19-inch alloy wheels and run-flat tires, and upgrades to 20-inch alloy sport wheels are available. The power moonroof comes standard, as is the power tailgate. The sloping coupe design of the chassis features scalloped headlights, black moldings around the grille, and a monontone front bumper. The chrome exhaust tips have a duel rectangular shape on the xDrive50i, and standard metallic paint makes a dramatic statement.

Standard safety features include a driver and front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system with front and rear head-protection system, front seat active head restraints, and rollover and crash sensors that trigger airbags and automatically shut-off key systems and deploy interior and hazard lights. BMW Assist crash notification and emergency response comes standard, and includes a four-year service plan. Optional heads-up display and rear cameras extend driver visibility and keep eyes on the road. Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability and traction control provide additional safety in keeping all four wheels on the road for added driving control.

The 2012 BMW X6 provides a sporty, racer-like coupe feel with the functionality of a crossover SUV, allowing drivers to opt for performance and style without sacrificing cargo and passenger space.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 14 - 16 MPG
  • Highway: 20 - 23 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

3 of 4 (75%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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