2020 BMW X6

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  • Powerful engines
  • High levels of comfort
  • Refined and luxurious interior


  • Limited rear passenger and cargo space
  • Compromised rear visibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 19 highway, 16 combined

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The 2020 BMW X6 is all-new with more performance and technology

The 2020 BMW X6 underwent a complete redesign, continuing its unique lineage as the first coupe-like SUV when it debuted in 2007. Compared to the BMW X5 on which it is based, it features a sloping rear roofline, along with a lower and wider stance that improves handling performance. Under the hood, the X6 shares its six- and eight-cylinder engines with the X5, but both engines produce more power than before.

All of these enhancements are sure to please drivers who prioritize performance, but more pragmatic shoppers may be better served by the more conventional X5. That's because the tapering roofline cuts into rear passenger space and notably reduces cargo capacity by a few grocery bags. The X6 should be accommodating enough for most needs, though, and other sporty SUV coupes have similar challenges.

Of the few coupe-like luxury SUVs that compete against the 2020 BMW X6, we count the Audi Q8, Porsche Cayenne Coupe, and Land Rover Range Rover Velar as the closest rivals.

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What is new for the 2020 BMW X6?

  • The X6 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Competition, M50i, sDrive40i, and xDrive40i.
  • The SDrive35i, XDrive35i, and XDrive50i trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • X6 trims have been upgraded with Head Up Display as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking, Fold-Away Third Row, Panoramic Sunroof, Power Folding Third Row, Remote Start, Third Row Seat, and Bowers & Wilkins Audio features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 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
  • Sunroofs
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Smart Key
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • View our BMW X6 sDrive40i inventory


  • Includes all features available on the sDrive40i
  • 4WD/AWD


  • Includes all features available on the xDrive40i
  • 523-hp, 553-lb-ft of torque 4.4L
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Seat Massagers
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Satellite Radio Ready


  • Includes all features available on the M50i
  • 567-hp, 553-lb-ft of torque 4.4L
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Head Up Display
  • View our BMW X6 M inventory


  • Includes all features available on the M
  • No significant upgrades found on the Competition

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 BMW X6

What We Like

Quick acceleration: The BMW X6 is a powerful SUV, with two engine options to choose from: a 335-horsepower six-cylinder and a 523-horsepower V8. Both engines provide impressive acceleration, with the six-cylinder reaching 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and the V8 in just 4.1 seconds. This level of speed may seem excessive to most drivers, but spirited drivers will find it exhilarating.

Comfortable cruising: The BMW X6 strikes a balance between ride comfort and performance. The M50i model, in particular, has a firmer adaptive suspension that can be adjusted to prioritize either comfort or handling. Despite the X6's sporty nature, the interior remains quiet and peaceful at highway speeds. This is a rarity among sporty SUVs, which often sacrifice ride comfort in favor of improved handling.

Interior refinement: The interior of the BMW X6 is virtually indistinguishable from that of the premium 7 Series sedan. It boasts a refined and sophisticated style, with high-quality materials and sturdy construction. The digital instrument panel and infotainment touchscreen add hints of tech, while the buttons and knobs are all logically placed for easy use. Overall, the X6's cockpit is a pleasantly luxurious place to spend some time.

What Needs Improvement

Smaller on the inside: The BMW X6's sporty rear roofline may be a defining characteristic, but it also causes some issues. The sloping roof reduces rear-seat headroom and legroom compared to the X5, and taller passengers may have to stoop to get in. Additionally, the X6 has less cargo capacity than the X5, with a capacity of 27.4 cubic feet versus 33.9 cubic feet.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the BMW X6 an overall reliability rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks BMW X6 11th out of 20 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.

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BMW X6 features and specs

sDrive40i 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

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

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