The X6 enters its third generation this year, so virtually everything is new. The current generation of X5, on which this vehicle is based, debuted last year.See the 2020 BMW X6 models for sale near you
Choosing an X6 or any fastback-bodied crossover SUV over something like an X5 is a statement. Assuming that's the statement you want to make, then great. But add some more substance by selecting the Driving Assistance Professional package. Find a BMW X6 for sale
The 2020 BMW X6 comes in sDrive40i, xDrive40i and M50i variants.
The sDrive40i ($65,295) has 20-in alloy wheels, fully adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, LED fog lights and taillights, adaptive brake lights (brighter light with harder braking), rain-sensing wipers, panoramic moonroof with powered sunshade, chromed trapezoidal exhaust tips, forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking and daytime pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensors, self-dimming rearview and driver's-side mirrors, power-adjustable steering column, selectable driving modes, heated 16-way power-adjustable front seats with driver's-side memory settings, leather upholstery, wood trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient LED cabin lighting, 12.3-in digital driver information display, 40/20/40 split folding rear seats, powered lift gate with hands-free operation, 12.3-in infotainment touchscreen, navigation with real-time traffic updates, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, Bluetooth phone and audio, three USB-C ports, HD radio, 32GB of multi-media storage and a 10-speaker/205-watt audio system.
The xDrive40i ($67,595) adds AWD.
An optional Convenience package for these two models brings quad-zone automatic climate control, Wi-Fi, wireless charging and satellite radio.
There's a choice of audio upgrades. The least expensive (at $875) is a 16-speaker/600-watt Harman Kardon surround-sound system. Or the extraordinary (at $4,200) 20-speaker/1,500-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system with "diamond dome" tweeters. This latter system is also an option for the M50i.
The M50i ($86,645) has the V8 engine, M Sport exhaust system, M Sport differential, M Sport brakes, adaptive M-tuned suspension, heated 20-way power-adjustable multi-contour front sport seats with memory settings for both occupants, Harman Kardon 16-speaker/464-watt surround-sound system and the contents of the Convenience package.
The Driving Assistance Professional package is applicable to all versions of the 2020 X6. It includes adaptive cruise control with stop/go, lane-keeping assistance, evasive steering assistance and an Extended Traffic Jam Assistant for partial self-driving in certain conditions.
The Luxury Seating package brings ventilated massaging 20-way power-adjustable multi-contour front seats.
The Premium package for the 40i models augments the Convenience package with a head-up display, remote start and gesture control for the infotainment system. In the M50i, it contains just those three features.
The Executive package includes all the extras mentioned so far, then adds a 360-degree camera system, soft-closing doors, heated and cooled cup holders, manually operated rear side window sunshades, a Sky Lounge LED roof, self-parking for parallel and perpendicular spaces, drive recorder and Icon Adaptive LED headlights with "Laserlight" technology.
Other options include night vision, adaptive air suspension, heated steering wheel and front armrests, heated rear seats, aluminum running boards, a rear-seat entertainment system with twin 9.2-in screens, M Sport brakes (where they aren't standard), leather-covered dashboard and glass controls.
The M50i is also eligible for a Dynamic Handling Package that consists of an upgraded M-tuned adaptive suspension, rear-wheel steering and active roll stabilization.
Behind the rear seats, the luggage space measures 27.4 cu ft. When those seats are folded down, maximum cargo area opens up to 59.6 cu ft. Both of these figures are improvements on the previous generation.
|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|
2020 BMW X5 -- If the urge to be sensible is overwhelming, this would make an excellent alternative to the X6. It is, after all, essentially the same vehicle, only with more space for cargo and passengers.
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport -- This offers a lot of Range Rover luxury appointments and equipment, but in a midsize package.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe -- This natural rival to the X6 has its own agreeable styling approach for this kind of vehicle. An all-new generation launches for 2021, based on the excellent GLE-Class SUV.
Used BMW X6 M -- Since an X6 buyer has already demonstrated that practicality is not a priority, then perhaps greater power and extreme driving dynamics are more desirable. The M version of the previous-generation X6 is a beast, in a good way. Check out BMW's certified pre-owned program.