BMW X6 Review

BMW X6
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BMW X6 Review

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Launched on the 31st May 2008 - The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe shares the platform and many components of the very successful BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle.

Launched on the 31st May 2008 - The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe shares the platform and many components of the very successful BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle.

It was in 1999 that we first saw the BMW X5 which quickly set the benchmark for four-wheel drive performance and handling. BMW even introduced the acronym of SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) rather than SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) as used by other manufacturers.

Since 1999 the BMW X5 has built up a loyal fan base of driver's who are looking for all the practicalities of a four-wheel drive with the handling of a 'sports car'. BMW currently sells around 7,000 X5s a year and expects to sell 2,300 X6s a year. We think that this seems optimistic and the economic turndown might have an impact on those figures.

Prices start at £41,965 for the BMW X6 xDrive30d and rise to just over £53,000 for the BMW X6 XDrive50i. Currently there is a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines (all turbocharged) and there is just one trim level. We drove the BMW X6 xDrive35d which had an on the road price of £44,590 plus our test car had an extra £6,555 worth of thoughtful optional extras.

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BMW X6 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedBMW X6
  
Body Type4x4
ColourTitanium Silver
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.9 Seconds
Top Speed 147 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Steptronic Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban26.9 mpg
Extra Urban39.8 mpg
Combined34 mpg
  
Insurance Group19
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / Unlimited miles
Price (when tested on the 10/02/09)£44,590

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