The 2023 BMW X6 expands the availability of wireless charging and a head-up display but otherwise, the X5-based sports activity coupe remains unchanged from the year prior.
2023 BMW X6
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2023 BMW X6 Overview
Choosing Your BMW X6
There BMW X6 is offered in three trims, xDrive40i, M50i, and X6 M, and base prices range from $71,095 to $114,695.
The xDrive40i features a turbocharged six-cylinder with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system while the M50i and X6 M pack twin-turbocharged V8 engines. All engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system, although the X6 M utilizes high-performance versions of each, as well as an active locking rear differential.
|Trim||Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)|
|xDrive40i||3-liter six-cylinder turbocharged mild-hybrid||335 hp||331 lb-ft||21/25/23 MPG|
|M50i||4-liter V8 turbocharged||523 hp||553 lb-ft||16/22/18 MPG|
|X6 M||4.4-literV8 turbocharged||600 hp (Competition = 617)||553 lb-ft (Competition = 553)||13/18/15 MPG|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The X6 is the coupe-variant of the X5 and nearly matches its footprint with a length of 195 inches and a width of 79 inches. That’s within an inch of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The sloping roofline cuts into rear passenger space and there are 37.9 inches of headroom and 35.7 inches of legroom which is about three and two inches, respectively, shy of what the X5’s cabin offers.
Cargo space behind the second row is 27.4 cubic feet which grows to 59.6 cubic feet with the seats folded, slightly more than what is offered in the Porsche Cayenne Coupe.
The X6 features automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing wipers.
The full suite of driving assist features such as adaptive cruise control, lane centering, automatic lane change, and forward intersection assist can be included through the $1,700 Driving Assistance Professional Package which also requires the Premium Package. The Parking Assistance Package ($800) adds a surround-view camera, automated steering, automatic rear braking, and a drive recorder.
The X6 has not been evaluated by NHTSA or IIHS.
All trims feature a 12.3-inch touchscreen running iDrive 7 with over-the-air update capability, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM 360L, and HD radio compatibility. Navigation, remote connected services, USB-C chargers, and a 10-speaker sound system are standard. A Wi-Fi Hotspot and wireless charging are included on the M models which also feature a Harman Kardon 464-watt sound system and offer a Bowers & Wilkens 20-speaker 1,500-watt sound system for $3,400.
The X6 features 20-inch wheels, adaptive dampers, satin aluminum exterior trim, adaptive LED headlights, power-folding heated mirrors with dimming for the driver’s side, a panoramic sunroof, chrome exhaust outlets, proximity entry, and a hands-free power tailgate. Inside, the 16-way power-adjustable heated front seats with memory positioning are wrapped in a synthetic-leather material, while wood trim, a leather-wrapped power-adjustable steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster display, and ambient lighting are included.
There are a number of packages offered and several individual options. The $3,500 M Sport design package brings unique front and rear bumpers, body-colored wheel arches and rocker panels, unique 20-inch 10-spoke wheels, and gloss black exterior trim. The Shadowline Package ($600) adds more gloss black paint to the grille and bumper trim, black chrome exhaust outlets, and an illuminated kidney grille.
The Premium Package is offered for $1,350 and includes a head-up display and a remote engine start system and requires the four-zone climate control system, which adds $400.
The Luxury Seating Package ($1,600) requires the Premium Package and includes front 20-way power seats with ventilation and massage.
Instead of the Premium Package, the Executive Package is offered for $3,650 and furthermore adds glass controls on the center console, extended LED lighting that is integrated with the panoramic sunroof, rear sunshades, and upgraded headlights.
The $1,350 Climate Comfort Package offers extended heated surfaces – a heated steering wheel, armrests, and rear seats, along with a 4-zone climate system.
High-performance brakes with painted calipers are available for $650.
The M50i wears the M Sport design which features gray satin trim, grille, and mirrors, wider 20-inch wheels, M Sport performance brakes, an active sport exhaust, and M-tuned adaptive dampers. The Shadowline design package ($600) is also offered. The features of the Premium Package are included while the Climate Comfort Package ($850) and the Executive Package ($3,150) are still offered. The Dynamic Handling Package is $2,600 and includes an active roll control system, a lowered right height, unique suspension tuning, and four-wheel steering. The 2023-exclusive BMW M 50 Years Emblem pack is offered for $200.
The X6 M features the performance updates necessary to earn the M badge. Chassis stiffeners, an M-tuned transmission, enhanced sport suspension, rear-biased tuning for the all-wheel-drive system, an active rear differential, a sport exhaust system with quad exhaust outlets, M performance brakes, unique front and rear bumpers, side rocker panel trim, and roof and tailgate spoilers are among the exterior highlights.
Inside, the X6 M features deeply bolstered leather M seats with illuminated M emblems in the backrests, an M sport steering wheel with M tri-color stitching, unique M layouts in the head-up display and gauge cluster, additional knee bolsters, carbon fiber trim, and the features of the Premium Package are among the noteworthy included items. The Executive Package is $2,700 and has soft-close doors, massaging front seats, ventilated front seats, heated and rear seats, and heated and cooled cup holders.
The Competition Package is $9,300 and includes staggered 21 and 22-inch wheels, an M sport exhaust with black exhaust outlets, darkened headlight housings, gloss-black mirrors, grille, badging, and rear diffuser, extended leather-covered surfaces, and seat belts with M color highlights.
The M Driver’s Package ($2,500) unlocks the X6 M’s max-velocity potential and scores a one-day performance driving session.
The xDrive40i will offer enough performance for most and enough standard equipment to pass as a luxury vehicle. The M50i spices things up for a price but can deliver the experience that BMW is known for.