The 2019 BMW X6 is a more energetic and less practical of the X5 sibling. While the X5 SUV prioritizes hauling people and gear, the X6 focuses on the sporty nature and design talent with its coupe-like form. This combination of high-powered luxury crossover SUVs and sports coupes may look strange, but the X6 has found success among its buyers. The X6 is powered by a 6-cylinder or V8 turbocharged engine, and even has a more powerful version like the X6 M. Form over function has a price on the X6. With price nearly $64,000, the X6 starts at more than $6,000 beyond its X5 brother.
The 2019 BMW X6 midsize luxury SUV available in three main configurations: sDrive35i, xDrive35i and xDrive50i. Notable standard equipment for the 35i includes front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, a power tailgate, universal garage door opener, dual-zone climate control, a power-adjustable steering column, 3-stage heated front seats, 14-way-power front seats, Dakota leather upholstery and Apple CarPlay. This year, Active Driving Assistant is now standard on every 2019 BMW X6. It bundles frontal collision warning, lane departure warning, pedestrian warning with city mitigation and braking.
Two engines are available in the 2019 BMW X6. The sDrive35i and xDrive35i have a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The sDrive35i is rear-wheel drive, while the xDrive35i is all-wheel drive and also has hill descent control. In performance testing, the 2019 BMW X6 xDrive35i went from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds, which is a quick time for the segment.
A turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine good for 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque is standard in the xDrive50i. BMW claims the V8-powered X6 will hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. All models come standard with an excellent 8-speed automatic transmission, and all feature an auto stop/start system that cut the engine power at idle to save fuel.
3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 (35i) with 8-speed automatic
300 horsepower @ 5,800-6,400 rpm
300 lb-ft of torque @ 1,200-5,000 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 18/24 mpg (RWD) and 18/24 mpg (AWD)
4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (50i) with 8-speed automatic
445 horsepower @ 5,500-6,000 rpm
480 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-4,500 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 17/22 mpg
The 2019 BMW X6 is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The X6 sDrive35i model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $63,545 (including the $995 destination fee). If you want all-wheel-drive, the xDrive35i starts at $66,845. The V8-powered X6 xDrive50i cost $79,295. With options, these figures can jump by thousands. A fully loaded X6 can top the $100,000 mark.