The BMW X6 has reached man U.S dealerships already and many test drives have been performed. The fuel consumption was one thing that all these reports were lacking. Back in January, we have posted a comparison between the BMW X6, Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport.
At that time, some preliminary fuel consumption numbers were released. The X6 35i came up with 21.53 MPG, while the V8 xDrive50i's fuel consumption was measured at 18.17. What we did not know at the time was if the numbers posted were an average between the city and highway figures.
Yesterday, BMW has released the preliminary EPA numbers. The X6 xDrive35i came in at 15/20/17mpg city/highway/combined, while the 404hp turbo V-8 completed the test cycles with ratings of 13/18/15mpg.
For those of you waiting for the X6 hybrid version, due out in 2009, well, let's just say that the MPG won't improve by much, 18-19mpg combined.