One of the world premieres for BMW this week is the all-new 2020 BMW X6.Now that it’s finally here, it’s certainly interesting looking. Like all BMW SACs (Sports Activity Coupes), it’s polarizing; Some fans are going to love it, some are going to hate it. But it’s certainly different looking.
The new BMW X6 is bigger than the car it replaces in every single way, save for height. It’s 26 mm longer, 15 mm wider and has a 42 mm longer wheelbase but is 6 mm lower and has a lower center of gravity.
Two trim levels will be present on all non M Performance models; xLine and M Sport. The model shown here features the M Sport Package. It gets a more aggressive front fascia, subtle rear diffuser, wheel arch trim in body color and high-gloss black trim replacing the xLine’s chrome. It also gets Adaptive M Sport Suspension and M Sport brakes (with blue calipers). Beginning in December of this year, M Carbon Fiber mirror caps and a rear spoiler will also be available for M Sport models.
Worldwide, there will be four model variants on offer from the beginning. Two diesels will be available in the form of the BMW X6 xDrive30d and the X6 M50d. The former will get a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 diesel with 265 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. BMW claims 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and a fuel economy of 6.6 – 6.1 l/100 km (42.8 – 46.3 mpg imp). As for the high-performance diesel M50d model, it gets a 3.0 liter quad-turbocharged I6 diesel with 400 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque.
According to BMW, it hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and returns 7.2 – 6.9 l/100 km (39.2 – 40.9 mpg imp).
As for the gasoline engine options, there will also only be two from the start; the BMW X6 xDrive40i and the X6 M50i. The former will get a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine with 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. It’s said to hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and should return 8.6 – 8.0 l/100 km (32.8 – 35.3 mpg imp). As for the big-boy BMW X6 M50i, it gets a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that makes 530 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. It’s the fastest of the bunch to 60 mph, doing it in 4.3 seconds, but also the thirstiest, netting 10.7 – 10.4 l/100 km (26.4 – 27.2 mpg imp).
Both M Performance models — the X6 M50i and M50d — will get an M Sport Exhaust as standard kit but it will be optional on other models. Also, M Performance models get an electronically-controlled limited-slip rear differential as-standard. It’s optional on all other models.
MSRP pricing starts at $64,300 for the new 2020 X6 sDrive40i, $66,600 for the X6 xDrive40i and $85,650 for the X6 M50i. Pricing does not include $995 Destination.[Photos: 7-forum.com]