If you're a buyer who prefers style and performance to practicality, BMW's X6 has much to offer. Standard all-wheel drive graces a lineup comprising two distinct trims. This will be the last year of production for this generation before we see an all-new model for 2015.
What's New for 2014
The BMW X6 receives only a few minor changes for 2014.
Choosing Your BMW X6
The first choice buyers make is between two trim levels, each defined by its engine:
Both variants use an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW's attention to on-road dynamics and an extremely rigid body shell transform this SUV into a five-passenger GT.
Those who live with inclement weather should enjoy the X6's standard xDrive all-wheel drive, a system that has the ability to transfer engine torque and optimize control for virtually any road condition.
Features such as adaptive xenon headlights, 10-way power front seats, a moonroof, dynamic cruise control, and a 205-watt 10-speaker audio system are also part of the standard equipment roster.
Most significant options are bundled into various packages. Among standalone options, BMW's Active Steering enhances maneuverability at lower speeds, while the Chateau Nevada Leather in red looks cool at any speed.
We could recommend a lightly-optioned xDrive35i as the most sensible choice, but no X6 is a sensible buy. Go with the one that takes your breath away.