The 2021 BMW X6 comes in sDrive40i, xDrive40i, M50i and X6 M variants. The
sDrive40i ($66,045) has 20-in alloy wheels, fully adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, LED fog lights/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/ignition, front/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 liftgate with hands-free operation, 12.3-in infotainment touchscreen, navigation with real-time traffic updates,
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth phone/audio, three USB-C ports, HD/satellite radio, 32GB of multi-media storage, and a 10-speaker/205-watt audio system. The
xDrive40i ($68,345) adds all-wheel drive. An optional Convenience package for these two models brings a remote engine start function, quad-zone automatic climate control, Wi-Fi, and wireless charging. And a Luxury Seating package brings ventilated/massaging/20-way power-adjustable/multi-contour front seats. A Premium package augments the Convenience content with a head-up display, gesture control for the infotainment system, and a Harman Kardon 16-speaker/464-watt surround-sound system. The
M50i ($87,245) has the V8 engine, remote start, 20-in alloy wheels, M Sport exhaust system/differential/brakes, adaptive M-tuned suspension, heated/ventilated/20-way power-adjustable/multi-contour front sport seats with memory settings for both occupants, the Harman Kardon 16-speaker/464-watt surround-sound system and the contents of the Convenience package. 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. The
X6 M ($109,595) has 21-in alloy wheels, adaptive M-tuned suspension, rear axle air suspension, active roll stabilization, M Compound brake discs, M Sport differential, M aerodynamic kit, variable-ratio steering, quad tailpipes, M-specific 12.3-in digital driver information display, extended leather upholstery, leather-covered dashboard, carbon fiber trim accents, heated/18-way power-adjustable front sport seats with memory settings, heated steering wheel/front armrests, a self-parking system, drive recorder, 360-degree camera system, gesture control, and a full-color head-up display. The Competition package ($9,000) brings 17 extra horsepower, plus 21-in alloy wheels up front and 22-in alloys at the back, a Track setting for the driver information display, and an M Sport exhaust system. The regular X6 M can have the 21/22-inch wheel setup as an option. The Driving Assistance Professional package is applicable to all versions of the 2021 X6. It includes
adaptive cruise control with stop/go, lane-keeping assistance, automatic lane changing, evasive steering assistance, and an Extended Traffic Jam Assistant for partial
self-driving in certain conditions. This package is recommended. Not to compensate for any shortcomings in standard equipment, but at this level of expenditure, it’s worth another $1,700 because it could ultimately save much more in terms of time and money — and perhaps personal safety. All variants can be ordered with an Executive package that includes the Premium package’s equipment and adds a 360-degree camera system, soft-closing doors, heated/cooled cupholders, heated rear seats, manually operated rear side window sunshades, Sky Lounge LED roof, self-parking for parallel and perpendicular spaces, drive recorder and Icon Adaptive LED headlights with “Laserlight” technology. The M50i and X6 M also qualify for an extraordinary 20-speaker/1,500-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system ($3,400) with “diamond dome” tweeters. Other options include an adaptive air suspension, heated steering wheel, and front armrests, heated rear seats, aluminum running boards, M Sport brakes (where they aren’t standard), and a leather-covered dashboard. Behind the rear seats, 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.
City MPG / Hwy MPG
X6 M Sports Activity Coupe
$109600 / $102430
8 Cylinder Turbo
13 / 18
8-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Is the 2022 BMW X6 M a Safe Car?
The X6 has not been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But the extremely similar X5 has an overall NHTSA rating of four stars out of a maximum five. The IIHS has a higher opinion of the X5 and named it a Top Safety Pick+. In addition to all the mandatory safety features, the 2021 X6 also comes standard with features such as seat belt pre-tensioning and automatic closing of the sunroof and windows if a collision is considered imminent, plus driver-fatigue monitoring and automatic brake drying.
2022 BMW X6 M vs the competition
2021 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. And there’s an M version.
2021 Audi Q8 — All-new for 2021. This is a 2-row version of the Q7 with sleeker looks and greater agility. There’s also a 591-hp RS Q8 model.
2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport — This offers a lot of Range Rover luxury appointments and equipment, but in a midsize package. A 575-hp supercharged V8 motivates the amazing
Range Rover Sport SVR, which also has a chassis to match.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe — A direct rival to the X6 with its own agreeable styling approach for this kind of vehicle. An all-new generation launches for 2021, based on the excellent
GLE-Class SUV. The
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe packs an immense 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque.
2021 Lamborghini Urus — Let’s assume money isn’t an issue and spending more than $220,000 on a new Urus could be filed under “That sounds like a crazy idea — let’s do it.” For this considerable sum, a buyer would acquire the fastest SUV, with 641 hp, a standstill-to-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds, and a top speed of 190 mph. And it’s the least expensive new Lamborghini.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe — A new, fastback-style variant of the
Cayenne. If anyone can create more driver appeal, it’s Porsche. The Cayenne Coupe comes with an adaptive suspension as standard and the handling is utterly superb. The Turbo version only has 542 hp, but it out-torques the X6 M at 568 lb-ft.
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.
Used Bentley Bentayga — Comes with a more conventional roofline than the X6, but the Bentayga represents another level of extreme SUV ownership. We found a few pre-owned 12-cylinder versions going for around $150,000 each.
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