New 2019 BMW X6 SUV prices revealed

The coupe-SUV BMW X6 is now available to order, priced from £59,340

James Mills
Oct 17, 2019

BMW has revealed the third iteration of its ground-breaking BMW X6, which is available to order ahead of UK deliveries starting in November, with prices from £59,340.

The original X6 broke new ground in the car market. It was the first luxury car that fused a tall SUV format with a sleek coupe roofline, giving rise to a new style that the likes of Mercedes, Audi and Porsche soon rushed to imitate with the GLC Coupe, Q3 Sportback and Cayenne Coupe respectively.

Quick facts

  • Prices start from £59,340
  • Comes with a choice of four engines
  • Includes BMW's iDrive media system
  • Top spec M50i does 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds
  • Offers 580 litres of boot space
  • First deliveries expected in November 2019

Longer, wider but lower than the outgoing model, the latest X6 delivers even more presence on the road for drivers who like to be noticed. Yet a lower roofline and wider stance courtesy of wheels that are pushed further out to the sides for an even stouter look should mean that it offers the most sporty driving experience yet.

So does this new BMW X6 take the next step in coupe SUV excellence? Read on for all the details on the new X6's engines, interior, tech and more.


2019 BMW X6 model range

The three trim levels of the 2019 BMW X6 give a clue to the car’s sporting pretentions. Buyers can choose between Sport, M Sport and M Performance.

The entry-level X6 Sport costs from £59,340, for the xDrive 30d, a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel with four-wheel drive. A more powerful six-cylinder diesel, the M50d, retails from £74,335 in Sport trim.

Switch to petrol power, and the range starts with the X6 Sport xDrive 40i, which is priced from £60,320 and uses a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine. The flagship of the range is the M50i, which has a twin-turbocharged V8 engine for even more muscle and costs from £76,870 as a Sport version.

Standard equipment on the Sport version includes adaptive and adjustable air suspension - letting you tailor the drive to suit your tastes - 19-inch alloy wheels, a sporty leather steering wheel, gesture control for operating features such as the audio system with swipes of your hand, a Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging for smartphones.

Upgrade to an M Sport model and it features subtle styling changes to the bodywork, gloss-black exterior trim, wheel arch trim painted in body colour, an M Sport exhaust system and M Sport brakes with blue-painted callipers. Those who want to splash their cash on accessories can opt for carbon covers for the wing mirrors or and a carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic rear spoiler.

Inside, M Sport models come with a distinctive M Sport steering wheel and M-specific pedals, gloss trim, aluminium finishing strips for the dashboard and doors and centre console, and different headlining material. As an optional extra, those with a thing for carbon-fibre can opt for interior insert strips made from this material.

Topping off the X6 range is M Performance trim. It adds two-tone grey exterior trim, an M Sport differential for the rear axle, to enhance the car’s roadholding, adaptive M suspension, coloured M Seat belts and an uprated Harman Kardon surround sound system.

A wide range of options and option packs are available, including larger alloy wheels, personalised BMW Individual options that range from the paint finish to the leather upholstery, seating comfort packs, lighting packs, audio and technology packs and more besides.

2019 BMW X6 engines

There are four engines in the third-generation BMW X6, and anyone expecting to find an electric version, or even hybrid, will have to look elsewhere, as there are two diesel motors and two petrol engines only.

All feature BMW’s xDrive system, a four-wheel drive system that makes the car behave much like a rear-wheel drive BMW, but gives extra grip when pulling off on slippery surfaces. It drives the rear wheels, helping maintain good fuel consumption, but the moment the back tyres lose traction power is diverted to the front wheels too.

The most frugal and least expensive is the xDrive 30d, which is a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder turbo diesel which offers 265hp and can return up to 46.3mpg. BMW claims that this model can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 143mph.

For more performance combined with diesel fuel economy, buyers can consider upgrading to the M50d. This unit boasts no less than four turbochargers to boost the 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine’s output to a substantial 400hp. This gives it significantly more brisk performance, with 0-62mph taking 5.2 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 155mph, while the fuel consumption comes in at up to 40.9mpg.

Those who prefer a petrol engine in the X6 have two to choose from. The entry-level model is the xDrive 40i, which offers 340hp and powers the car from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 155mph. However, the fuel consumption falls some way short of the diesel equivalent, at 35.3mpg.

For searing performance, the best option is the M50i. The 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 serves up 530hp which makes it capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in just 4.3 seconds - impressively fast for such a large, weighty SUV. Its top speed is also limited to 155mph while fuel economy is down to just 27.2mpg.

2019 BMW X6 interior

Because the new BMW X6 is longer and wider than the outgoing model and has a longer wheelbase, there is slightly more cabin space than before. Pick the multifunction seats and they will not only heat your behind on a chilly day but also keep you cool in hot weather or provide a back massage.

Two 12.3-inch screens take care of the driver’s information and media system, and the X6 runs BMW’s latest operating system.

Taking a leaf out of Volvo’s book, it is possible to specify a glitzy glass finish for the transmission lever, iDrive controller, start-stop button and the audio system’s volume control.

A larger panoramic sunroof is now available. It is said to be 83 per cent bigger than before, and can tilt and slide open. Go one better and the ‘Sky Lounge’ option emulates a starlit sky scene, although quite what’s wrong with the actual sky at night we're not quite sure.

The boot is said to have a 580-litre capacity, and the car is made all the more practical by having a back seat that can split and folded down by 40:20:40, which means skis or, more likely, a set of curtain poles can be loaded through the centre section without compromising the two outer rear seats.

Every model features climate control adjustment for the driver, front passenger and the rear seats, but as an option the rear system can provide individual adjustment of the air temperature for left and right seats.

2019 BMW X6 technology

There is a wide range of gadgets and gizmos that are fitted as standard or optional on the latest X6. An off-road package is available as an option, which includes underbody protection beneath the engine area, air suspension and an electronically controlled rear differential lock.

The suspension, power delivery and differential adapt according to four driving modes, selected by the driver: snow, sand, gravel and rocks. The ride height of the X6 can be varied by up to 80mm, not only aiding ground clearance but also making it easier to get in and out of the car and to load and unload items from the boot - depending how tall you are.

Integral Active Steering is another option, one that promises to make parking easier. It features a rear-wheel steering system, which allows the car to turn more tightly.

Those who enjoy listening to music in their car can opt for a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. This features a seven-channel amplifier with a 1,500-watt output and 20 speakers. Quite where BMW has stuffed all these speakers is anyone's guess.

Those who prefer the car to do the driving for them can select something called Driving Assistant Professional. It will both keep the car in its lane or change lanes for the driver, following instructions from the indicator.

Cruise control with a braking function and collision and pedestrian protection are standard, while an active cruise control system that can pull to a stop then draw away again without the driver’s intervention - responding to what the car in front is doing - is available as an option.

And those who like to talk to their car can try the new BMW personal assistant. In a similar vein to Alexa and Siri, it is prompted by saying “Hey BMW” and can adjust settings and systems without the driver having to take their hands from the wheel. With Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business integration, BMW says you can arrange conference calls while driving too – assuming you think that’s a good idea.

2019 BMW X6 review

BMW is yet to allow media and customers to drive the third generation 2019 X6, so stay tuned for BuyaCar’s review in due course.

However, the car faces far more competition than at the time of its original launch. Now, the Audi Q8, Mercedes GLE Coupe and Porsche Cayenne Coupe, as well as the rakish Lexus RX all offer striking alternatives to buyers.

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