The BMW X6 first arrived in 2008, kick-starting a whole new automotive niche. It was basically the first vehicle to combine the tall-height ride of an SUV with the fastback styling of a coupe. Encouraged by its surprising success, several prominent automakers decided to offer their own versions of this unconventional car. As a result, the X6 now competes with the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Infiniti QX70. When it comes to the 2018 BMW X6, expect it to receive a number of subtle enhancements. Apart from receiving new exterior colors and safety features, the upcoming model won’t differ greatly from the current version.Rumor has it that the new X6 could hit the showrooms in the second half of 2017.
Design and Features
In terms of exterior styling, the X6 is probably among the most divisive models currently on offer. Its high-riding stance combined with a sloping roof line gives it a rather unusual appearance. While some find it exceptionally appealing, others criticize it for being bloated and disproportionate. The X6 actually shares its hardware with the next generation X5 SUV, adding a host of sporty styling cues. As for the 2018 BMW X6 M variant, expect it to distinguish itself thanks to bigger air intakes and numerous M badges everywhere.
The interior of this unique car offers a truly comfortable driving experience. The X6 boasts lush leather-wrapped seats as well as high-quality fit and trim. While the rear-seat passengers get decent legroom and their own dual-zone climate control, the sloping roof compromises the headroom. In terms of standard equipment, the 2018 BMW X6 is probably the class-leading option. Expect even the base models to offer leather interior, power tailgate sunroof, universal garage remote, etc. Some of the optional features include bird’s-eye view camera system, Bang & Olufsen sound system, and lane-departure warning.
2018 BMW X6 Engine Options
Just like its predecessor, the 2018 BMW X6 will have a range of three different turbocharged engines. First in line is the 3.0-liter V6 that generates 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Now,the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 comes in two versions. While the X6 xDrive50i gets 445 hp and 480 lb-ft out of it, the X6 M uses a higher output variant with 567 hp and 553 lb-ft. All models come with an 8-speed automatic transmission as well as an auto stop/start function.
The new BMW X6 is likely to stay in the same price range as the ongoing model. This means the pricing should start just above $62,000 for the base version, with the X6 M beginning around $103,000.