2023 BMW X6

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BMW X6 highlights

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  • Awesome performance, especially with optional V8
  • Smooth ride, sharp handling
  • Elegant interior


  • Less headroom than an X5
  • Less cargo space than an X5
  • Small rear window hinders visibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 18 highway, 15 combined

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Stylish and speedy, the BMW X6 is an SUV for people who value performance more than cargo space

The 2023 BMW X6 is a lesson in form over function, not to mention the thrill of having a powerful turbocharged engine under the hood of your luxury SUV. Based on the BMW X5, the X6’s tapered tail gives it a sleeker and sportier profile. Granted, this coupe-like design cuts into rear headroom and cargo space, two things the boxier X5 does better than its mechanical sibling. If you don’t mind that trade-off, then keep reading.

The X6 makes for a formidable challenger to the Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, and Audi Q8 Sportback. The base 335-horsepower turbocharged inline-six is plenty powerful and is paired to a slick eight-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive. The X6 M50i and X6 M are equipped with a twin-turbo V8 that serves up from 523 to 617 hp, depending on which you choose.

As expected in a luxury brand, the cabin is richly finished and features standard touches like ambient lighting, a panoramic moonroof, heated front sport seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

All BMW X6 years

New for 2023

  • X6 trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof, Automated Cruise Control, and Leatherette Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The xDrive40i trim now comes with Alloy Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The M trim now comes with Alloy Wheels as standard equipment.

Explore BMW X6 details

M50i 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Bowers & Wilkins Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 40.4"/R 35.7"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 37.5"

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5 reasons to buy the 2023 BMW X6

What We Like

Turbocharged engines: The X6 is swift with its standard turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but it's downright fast with either of the two optional twin-turbo V8s. The X6 M with its optional Competition package delivers 617 hp to all four wheels and has sports-car-like acceleration.

Sporty but supple suspension: Despite its focus on style and speed, the X6 is very comfortable during everyday driving. The suspension is firm, though BMW has made sure it remains smooth and balanced even over bumpy and pockmarked roads.

Cabin design and trim: The interior of the X6 is befitting of a vehicle that easily breaks the $100,000 barrier in upper trim levels. Ambient lighting, a panoramic moonroof, and leather seating surfaces create a handsome cabin in which to power your rapid BMW SUV down the road.

What Needs Improvement

More money, less practicality: Less of a direct criticism of the X6 itself, the fact is that coupe-like SUVs cost more and deliver less than their more square-shaped stablemates. The X6’s sloping roof means second-row headroom and cargo space are sacrificed in the name of fashion.

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Ratings & reliability

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Above Average

RepairPal gave the BMW X6 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks BMW X6 12th out of 21 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a BMW X6 is $803, compared to an average of $832 for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, BMW X6 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 2.0 times per year, compared to an average of 1.8 times for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 16% for the BMW X6, compared to an average of 16% for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

2023 BMW X6 trims

Curious how BMW X6 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • 335-hp, 330-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control


  • Includes all features available on the xDrive40i
  • 523-hp, 553-lb-ft of torque 4.4L
  • Cruise Control
  • Seat Massagers
  • Sunroofs
  • Remote Start
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • A/C Seats

2023 BMW X6 FAQ

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