The 2024 BMW X6 enters the new model year with an extensive mid-cycle refresh that gets close to being nearly a full redesign.
On the outside, the X6 benefits from a refreshed design with a revised front grille, updated bumper, new headlights, refreshed taillights, and new wheel designs. The updated exterior design results in a sharper-looking midsize SUV. BMW has slightly updated the X6’s interior design to accommodate the larger central touchscreen that’s now integrated into a single piece of curved glass with the digital instrument cluster.
BMW has also made large changes to the X6’s powertrains for 2024. The midsize SUV now comes with a mild-hybrid system as standard, supplementing both the turbocharged six-cylinder and turbocharged V8.
Choosing Your BMW X6
The 2024 X6 is available in three trims: X6 xDrive40i, M60i, and M Competition. Pricing starts at $74,895 (with destination) for the xDrive40i trim and goes up to $128,195 for the M Competition.
Consumers get to choose between two main engines with the X6. Things start off sensibly with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine and then reach crazy levels of power with the available V8. Both are turbocharged ad both come with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The X6 is only available with all-wheel drive.
Even the base X6 offers spirited acceleration with a zero-to-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds. The range-topping X6 M Competition delivers brutal acceleration with a time of 3.7 seconds.
Fuel economy figures for the 2024 X6 aren’t available yet, but BMW claims the X6 xDrive40i should get around 26 mpg combined, the X6 M60i has a preliminary fuel economy figure of 22 mpg combined, and the X6 M Competition will get around 18 mpg combined.
|Fuel Economy (Combined)
|4.4L V8 Turbo
|4.4L V8 M Turbo
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The midsize 2024 BMW X6 offers seating for up to five people. Because of the X6’s sloping roofline, the midsize SUV is a strict five-seater. The X6’s sporty design also eats into total cargo space. The SUV offers up to 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a total of 59.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded.
These figures are well behind the X5, which offers up to 72.3 cubic feet of total cargo space.
Standard safety features on the X6 include front and rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The xDrive40i is available with the $800 Parking Assistance Package. It adds park assist, a surround-view parking camera, and parking sensors.
The second package is the Driving Assistance Professional Package ($2,100) includes BMW’s Highway Assistant which allows for hands-free driving on the highway and Active Driving Assistant Pro system which includes lane keeping assist, lane change assist, emergency stop assistant, and evasion aid assist. A head-up display is available for $1,100.
With the X6 M Competition, the Driving Assistance Professional Package costs $1,700, while the Parking Assistance Package is standard on the trim.
On the tech front, the 2024 BMW X6 comes with a few new features. The midsize SUV now comes with a 14.9-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Standard tech features with the displays include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 10 audio speakers, Bluetooth, navigation, a wireless charging pad, and multiple USB ports.
A head-up display, gesture control, and a Harman Kardon audio system are included with the $2,550 Premium package. The Harman Kardon audio system is available for $875.
With the M-badged X6 SUVs, a Bowers & Wilkins audio system becomes available for $3,400.
While pricey, the base X6 xDrive40i comes well-equipped. The midsize SUV comes with 20-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, black exterior trim, adaptive suspension, and power-folding mirrors.
Standard interior features include synthetic leather upholstery, power-adjustable front sport seats, a power-adjustable steering column, keyless entry, ambient interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, a universal garage door opener, and multi-zone climate control.
Merino leather upholstery is available for $1,950. The $1,350 Climate Comfort Package adds front and rear heated seats, front ventilated seats, quad-zone automatic climate control, heated armrests, and a heated steering wheel.
The Premium package costs $2,550 and adds remote engine start and full LED lights on top of the tech features. The Executive builds off of the Premium with soft-close automatic doors, glass controls, a panoramic roof, and rear manual side window shades. It costs $3,450.
The M Sport Professional Package adds M Sport Brakes, M Shadowline lights, an illuminated kidney grille, an M Sport exhaust system, and extended Shadowline trim. The package costs $1,650.
Some standalone features include two-axle air suspension ($1,000), illuminated kidney grille ($500), multi-contour seats ($750), full LED Headlights ($950), and heated front seats, armrests, and steering wheel ($350).
The M60i trim is the first to come with the turbocharged V8 engine. Standard features on the M60i include integral active steering, M Sport brakes with blue calipers, an M Sport differential, 20-inch M wheels, wood trim, a head-up display, multi-contour front seats, and ventilated front seats.
The Climate Comfort Package ($1,000) and Executive Package ($1,850) are offered on the M60i trim and bring similar features to lower trims.
The M Sport Professional Package ($650) adds extended Shadowline trim and M Shadowline lights. The Dynamic Handling Package brings adaptive M suspension and active roll stabilization for $2,200.
Stepping up to the X6 M Competition brings more performance features like a M-tuned AWD system, M Drive with M Dynamic mode, M chassis and suspension system, M Compound brakes, M-tuned electric power steering with M Servotronic, rear-axle air suspension, Dynamic Damper Control, 21- and 22-inch wheels, performance tires, and adaptive M Suspension Professional with active roll stabilization.
The X6 M Competition comes with M seat belts, M door sills, heated front seats, heated armrests, a heated steering wheel, and a power liftgate.
The $3,100 Executive Package brings a lot of the same features as it does on lower trims. The available M Driver’s Package increases the top speed of the SUV and includes a one-day performance driving class with BMW for $2,500.
We prefer the 2024 BMW X5 over the X6 because of its more spacious cargo area and available third row. But if your heart is set on the X6, we think the xDrive40i is the best choice. It offers plenty of performance for most people, comes with standard AWD, and is available with a dizzying number of options that make the SUV more upscale. If you want the look of a V8-powered X6, but don’t want to pay the premium, get the M Sport Professional Package.