Absurdly powerful twin-turbo V8; sports-car handling in a crossover wrapper; impeccably trimmed cabin; class-leading technology features
Dubious value relative to the regular V8-powered X6; impractical interior for a 2.5-ton crossover
The 2015 X6 M is all new, marking the first year of the model's second generation. See the 2015 BMW X6 M models for sale near you
Take a moment to reflect on all the amazing vehicles you could get for the X6 M's price. If you're still infatuated, more power to you. Find a BMW X6 M for sale
The 2015 BMW X6 M comes in one generously equipped trim level.
Standard features include 21-inch staggered-width wheels with high-performance tires, adaptive sport-tuned suspension dampers, a rear air suspension, quad tailpipes, an M body kit, adaptive auto-leveling xenon headlights with cornering lights, LED fog lights and taillights, a sunroof, a power lift gate with hands-free operation (via a foot sensor in the bumper), front and rear parking sensors, a performance-themed instrument cluster with a high-resolution color driver information center, a power adjustable steering wheel with paddle shifters, adjustable drive settings (Driving Dynamics Control), 18-way heated front sport seats, driver and passenger memory settings, extended leather upholstery, 4-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone and audio, a USB port, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and BMW's iDrive infotainment system with a widescreen 10.2-in display, navigation and hard-drive MP3 storage.
The optional Executive package adds LED headlights with automatic high beams, soft-closing doors, BMW's Concierge Services (providing live assistance for making dinner reservations, finding nearby places of interest and so forth), a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and rear-window sunshades. Additional options include smaller 20-in wheels, a self-parking system, a rear-seat entertainment system with twin 9.2-in screens and a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Rear-seat comfort in the X6 M is quite good, thanks in part to tilted bottom cushions that provide ample thigh support for longer-legged passengers. Cargo capacity is modest, however, measuring about 20 cu ft. behind the rear seatbacks and 54 cu ft. with those seatbacks folded down. That's essentially hatchback territory, but to be fair, the X6's fashion-first styling does make it more of a hatchback than a crossover. Most vehicles in the 5,200-lb weight class offer considerably more versatility.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2015 BMW X6 xDrive50i -- The ordinary xDrive50i employs a closely related twin-turbo V8 with a healthy 445 hp, resulting in a similar feel for tens of thousands less.
2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo -- The Cayenne Turbo remains the true athlete of this segment, though it's an older design and a bit pricier, too.
Used Porsche Panamera Turbo -- Like the RS 7, the Panamera Turbo is a car, not a crossover, but what a car! You'll pay much more for a new one, but a certified pre-owned model might be available in the X6 M's price range.