2020 BMW X6 M

MSRP range: $108,600 - $117,600
MSRP$121,495
Edmunds suggests you pay$105,265

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2020 BMW X6 M Review

  • Massive power from its turbocharged V8
  • Impressive handling performance
  • High-quality interior packed with features
  • Stiff and sometimes unyielding ride
  • Distinctive styling limits rear headroom and cargo capacity
  • Compromised rear visibility
  • Redesigned for 2020
  • Cranks out up to 617 hp from its turbocharged V8
  • First model year of the third X6 M generation

BMW's X6 M SUV has been around for a decade now. With its coupe-like roofline, it provides a more distinctive look than its sibling, the more conventional X5 M SUV. The trade-off for more style is less cargo room and rear headroom. In that regard the X5 M has always been the more logical purchase, but clearly BMW has found enough X6 M buyers over the years to keep it going.

The redesigned 2020 BMW X6 M receives the same general overhaul as the regular X6. It's slightly longer, wider and lower than last year and comes with the latest technology and safety features BMW has to offer. Power is up this year, with the turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 now thumping out up to 617 horsepower in X6 M Competition spec.

If a midsize luxury coupe-style high-performance SUV is your thing — how's that for nailing down a vehicle niche? — the X6 M isn't your only choice. Indeed, 2020 has a bumper crop. In addition to the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, Porsche has come out with a new Cayenne Coupe Turbo, and Audi is joining the club with its all-new RS Q8.

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If you're looking for subtle, you might want to keep on shopping. The X6 M Competition makes a visual impression as much as its 617 horsepower will impress your body into the sport seats. As you might expect of anything with "Competition" in its name, luxury takes a back seat. The X6 M Competition's firm suspension and responsive steering work well on smooth, winding roads but deliver a less-than-luxurious experience on rougher roads. Additionally, its coupe-like styling offers less cargo space than the BMW X5. Fortunately it shares the same in-car tech and excellent materials and build quality that M cars are known for.
We tested the X6 M in its Competition guise. At the Edmunds test track, it ripped from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, which places it among the quickest midsize luxury SUVs we've ever tested. The turbo V8 engine also makes gobs of easily accessible torque down low, so driving around town is smooth and effortless. The brakes are up to the task of hauling up this big SUV (stopping from 60 mph took just 107 feet in our test) and are also smooth and consistent.

The X6 M Competition can take a corner pretty well. But this is a heavy SUV and its suspension is quite stiff. As such, the X6 M gets unsettled on less than perfect roads. Steering is accurate and direct and provides some road feedback to the driver, but its heavy weighting can also make trolling for a parking lot space more of a chore. BMW also loves giving you lots of drive mode options. There are six settings for the transmission alone. We can see the appeal of the customization possibility, but having this much choice can get overwhelming.
The front sport seats offer plenty of adjustment and support along with available heat, massage and cooling. Both the heat and cooling functions could be more powerful, but otherwise it doesn't get much better. The rear seats are a little too upright and flat for adults to really get comfortable. The X6 M Competition's ride quality isn't harsh and actually handles big impacts well. But even in the softest comfort setting, it's never really settled.

Just like the related X5 M, the X6 M generates a lot of road noise when driving over broken pavement. Otherwise the rest of the cabin is pretty well insulated against ambient and wind noise.
Most controls are within easy reach of the driver. The vast array of buttons and knobs can look overwhelming, but most everything is straightforward, though things such as the trip odometer seem needlessly hidden. BMW's iDrive infotainment system does allow for some customization of the controls to suit your taste.

It's trickier getting in and out of the X6 than the X5 because the sloping roof cuts into the open door space. The seats are also set somewhat inward, making the step inside larger than you expect. The excellent driving position is upright and comfortable, though the large roof pillars and small rear window create blind spots. Luckily the X6 M's surround-view camera eliminates a lot of guesswork while you're parking.
There's a learning curve to BMW's iDrive infotainment system, but you should be comfortable with operating it after some use. You can also use BMW's voice controls to do things such as input navigation or make a call. Syncing a smartphone is easy, and Bluetooth reconnects quickly. The X6 M has wireless Apple CarPlay (no Android Auto until 2021), which means you can sync up your phone's apps to the infotainment system without having to use a cord.

The X6 M does come with an extensive number of driver safety features, from surround-view cameras to adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. For the most part, these systems work well and even offer some limited hands-off driver assistance, but the lane-centering system could use some refinement.
The X6 M's cargo area is smaller than its X5 M counterpart's. It's still a decent size, offering 27.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. The load floor is low and wide, and the 40/20/40-split rear seats fold down when you need to load longer items. Interior storage is pretty standard for the class. The deep door pockets can hold large water bottles, but center console storage space is lacking.

Got small children to haul around? There are easy-access Isofix anchors for each rear outboard seat. The doors open wide enough to make installing a seat relatively easy, but there's less room to fit a bulky rear-facing car seat than in the related X5.
The EPA estimates the X6 M gets 15 mpg combined (13 city/18 highway). That's at the bottom of the class and behind many direct competitors such as the Maserati Levante Trofeo and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. On our highway-biased 115-mile test route, we got 17.5 mpg, which indicates that the EPA estimates should be accurate (as long as you exercise a bit of right-foot restraint). Brace yourself for frequent fill-ups regardless.
The interior is appointed with high-quality materials, including leather covering the seats, armrest and dashboard. Even the plastics look better than what you'll find on more mainstream vehicles. The fit and finish is equally impressive, with tight panel gaps and no shakes or rattles to speak of. Pricing is similar to Mercedes' AMG GLE Coupe 63, but we'd be tempted to pay less and get BMW's more practical X5 M.

BMW offers a four-year/50,000-mile limited and powertrain warranties, which are average for the class. You also get three years/36,000 miles of free maintenance.
This is close to as capable and fun as big, heavy midsize SUVs get. There is much joy to be had when tapping into all 617 horsepower. But we're not fully convinced that the X6 M's dubious gains in style justify the loss in utility.

Which X6 M does Edmunds recommend?

You'd have a tough time noticing the 17 extra horsepower that comes with the X6 M Competition model. That's why we recommend sticking with the standard BMW X6 M. Since both are similarly outfitted and there aren't any features exclusive to the Competition model, the decision should be even easier.

BMW X6 M models

The 2020 BMW X6M is a five-passenger SUV that's available in two trims: the base X6 M and the X6 M Competition.

X6 M
The base X6 M come well appointed with standard feature highlights that include:

  • A 600-hp 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine
  • An eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel-drive
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Adaptive sport suspension
  • Power tailgate
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • Leather upholstery

Technology features include:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Wi-Fi hotspot and remote vehicle control/monitoring
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Advanced safety features that include:
    • Frontal collision mitigation
    • Lane departure warning
    • Blind-spot monitor

X6 M Competition
The X6 M Competition includes all of the above, plus:

  • Increased power output to 617 hp
  • Sport exhaust system
  • Staggered 21-inch front/22-inch rear wheel setup

Notable bundled option packages include:

  • Driving Assistance Professional package
    • Adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, frontal cross-traffic collision mitigation, an automatic lane-change feature and a low-level automated driving system
  • Executive package
    • Remote ignition, soft-close doors, rear-passenger window shades, heated and cooled cupholders, ventilated front seats with massage functions, heated rear seats and adaptive headlights

Standalone options are mostly limited to:

  • Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system
  • Rear-seat entertainment system

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 BMW X6 M.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$108,600
MPG & Fuel
13 City / 18 Hwy / 15 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.9 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 600 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 195.0 in. / Height: 66.6 in. / Width: 79.5 in.
Curb Weight: 5375 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 27.4 cu.ft.
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite X6 M safety features:

Active Blind-Spot Detection
Warns you when there are vehicles or objects in the vehicle's blind spots.
Automatic Emergency Braking
Automatically applies the brakes to avoid or lessen an imminent front collision.
Lane Departure Warning
Alerts you if the vehicle begins to wander out of its lane.

BMW X6 M vs. the competition

2020 BMW X6 M

2020 BMW X6 M

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe

BMW X6 M vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe

Both of these high-performance SUVs aim to deliver car-like athleticism. They're quite similar and concept and philosophy. In general, the X6 M is a little more involving to drive, while the GLE AMG 63 S gives you a slightly more luxurious take. We expect Mercedes to come out with a redesigned GLE Coupe for 2020.

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BMW X6 M vs. Porsche Cayenne

The Cayenne Coupe is emblematic of all Porsches when you compare it to the BMW X6 M. The Cayenne Turbo Coupe is a top performer in every metric but it comes at a cost. The starting price is $20,000 higher than the BMW and you get fewer standard features too. But if you're looking for a high-performance SUV, this is a top pick.

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BMW X6 M vs. Jaguar F-Pace

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR maintains its traditional SUV shape, which means it doesn't sacrifice rear-seat or cargo space for a coupe-like roofline. With 550 horsepower coming from the V8 under the hood, it's certainly able to hang with the Germans. It's also a relative bargain compared to the BMW X6 M.

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FAQ

Is the BMW X6 M a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 X6 M both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.7 out of 10. You probably care about BMW X6 M fuel economy, so it's important to know that the X6 M gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the X6 M has 27.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW X6 M. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 BMW X6 M?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 BMW X6 M:

  • Redesigned for 2020
  • Cranks out up to 617 hp from its turbocharged V8
  • First model year of the third X6 M generation
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Is the BMW X6 M reliable?

To determine whether the BMW X6 M is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the X6 M. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the X6 M's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 BMW X6 M a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 BMW X6 M is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 X6 M and gave it a 7.7 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 X6 M is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 BMW X6 M?

The least-expensive 2020 BMW X6 M is the 2020 BMW X6 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $108,600.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $108,600
  • Competition 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $117,600
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What are the different models of BMW X6 M?

If you're interested in the BMW X6 M, the next question is, which X6 M model is right for you? X6 M variants include 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and Competition 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of X6 M models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 BMW X6 M

2020 BMW X6 M Overview

The 2020 BMW X6 M is offered in the following submodels: X6 M SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and Competition 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2020 BMW X6 M?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 BMW X6 M and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 X6 M.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 BMW X6 M and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 X6 M featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 BMW X6 M?

2020 BMW X6 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 BMW X6 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $121,495. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW X6 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $16,230 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $16,230 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $105,265.

The average savings for the 2020 BMW X6 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is 13.4% below the MSRP.

2020 BMW X6 M Competition 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 BMW X6 M Competition 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $128,295. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW X6 M Competition 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $17,153 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $17,153 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $111,142.

The average savings for the 2020 BMW X6 M Competition 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is 13.4% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 BMW X6 M?

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