BMW X6 Road Test

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BMW X6 Review

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As you would expect of BMW, the build quality is excellent and there were no intrusive rattles to contend with.

Build Quality

As you would expect of BMW, the build quality is excellent and there were no intrusive rattles to contend with. The materials used are of a very high standard and should prove durable in the long term.

Value for Money

The BMW X6 is certainly not a budget SUV/SAV and it is aimed directly at the discerning buyer preferring the sporting characteristics of the BMW X6 and who does not require the family friendly 5/7 seating arrangement of the X5. It is too early to predict residual values as the market is in such chaos but you should expect the same excellent results as the BMW X5.

Just watch out for the options list - our test car was fitted with the media and dynamic packages (an extra £5,300) plus some other useful extras totalling over £6,500.

Conclusion

We do not agree with the majority of motoring pundits who have labelled the BMW X6 as ‘ugly’ - we like what it looks like. There is no doubt that the BMW X6 is a ‘niche car’ which in our opinion makes it more desirable.

BMW's reputation as a prestige manufacturer is justified and the BMW X6 is a potent package which is great to drive and handles well. Driving the BMW X6 makes you feel special, but its bold styling is not for the introvert and we were sorry to see it go.

10 February 2009 Melanie Carter
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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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