Some previously optional driver aids -- such as forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic braking, and lane-departure warning -- are now standard under the umbrella term of Active Driving Assistant, along with blind spot monitoring and speed limit information. Apple CarPlay smartphone integration also becomes standard. And there's been a reshuffle of optional equipment. See the 2019 BMW X6 models for sale near you
As we just mentioned, a new generation of the X5 is upon us. And the X5 is the foundation for the X6. The current X6, however, is still using the previous generation's underpinnings. Let's assume there will be another generation of the X6 coming soon. The immediate question is whether to wait for that model or take the plunge right now. If it's the latter, why not go all the way and get the V8-powered version? It's not particularly sensible, but the X6 as a whole isn't either. Find a BMW X6 for sale
The 2019 BMW X6 is available in sDrive35i, xDrive35i and xDrive50i forms. A high-performance X6 M version is reviewed separately.
The sDrive35i ($64,545) comes standard with the aforementioned trapezoidal tailpipes, plus 19-in alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, LED fog lights and taillights, rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof, a power lift gate, front/rear parking sensors, self-dimming side mirrors, a digital instrument cluster, a power-adjustable steering wheel with paddle shifters, driver memory settings, adjustable drive settings, heated/10-way power-adjustable front seats with memory settings for the driver, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, wood trim, Apple CarPlay, Active Driving Assistant, blind spot monitoring, speed limit information, Bluetooth phone/audio, USB port, HD radio, an auxiliary audio input, a 9-speaker audio system, navigation and BMW's iDrive infotainment system with a 10.2-in touchscreen.
The xDrive35i ($66,845) is similarly equipped and adds AWD.
These two models with the 6-cylinder engine are eligible for a new Convenience package that includes satellite radio, quad-zone climate control and keyless entry/ignition. Selecting the M Sport cosmetic package brings these features, as well.
The xDrive50i ($79,295) upgrades to the V8 engine, a hands-free powered lift gate with a foot sensor, keyless entry/ignition, 20-way multi-contour front seats, quad-zone automatic climate control and a 16-speaker Harmon Kardon surround-sound system.
As usual, BMW has an extensive list of extras. The Premium package comes with a partially autonomous parking feature, a 360-degree camera system, a head-up display, wireless charging and Wi-Fi.
The Executive package builds on the Premium package by adding adaptive full LED headlights with automatic high beams, soft-closing doors and manual sun shades at the rear.
Options include 20-in alloy wheels, sport-tuned adaptive dampers with a rear air suspension, leather-covered dashboard, ventilated front seats, a sport steering wheel, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, a Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system, a rear entertainment setup, ceramic-trimmed controls, adaptive cruise control and night vision.
Cargo space behind the rear seats measures 20.5 cu ft., a modest figure for a large crossover SUV. Folding down the 40/20/40 split rear seats opens that up to 53.9 cu ft., another humble measurement. The 4-door Volkswagen Golf compact hatchback has a similar amount of space.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2019 BMW X5 -- It's only reasonable to compare the X6 to its sensible sibling, and the X5 has a lot going for it, including relatively generous cargo capacity. An all-new generation debuts for 2019.
2019 Infiniti QX70 -- The QX70 has concept-car looks and optional V8 power in a crossover body style.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe -- A natural rival to the X6 and with arguably more agreeable styling.
2019 Porsche Macan -- Smaller than the X6, but the driving experience is exceptional. It boasts an attractive interior, as well.