2020 BMW X6

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What’s new

  • The X6 is redesigned for 2020
  • Receives tech and engines updates from the redesigned X5
  • Up to a half-second quicker than last year's model
  • Launches the third X6 generation for 2020

Pros & Cons

  • Strong acceleration from both engines
  • Comfortable and quiet ride
  • High-quality interior
  • Sloping roofline cuts down on cargo space
  • Rear visibility is less than ideal
  • Limited rear headroom
MSRP Starting at
$64,300

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2020 BMW X6 Review

The third-generation BMW X6 debuts for 2020 and follows the same basic formula as its two predecessors: Take the BMW X5 — an upright and traditional luxury SUV — and slice off a bit of the roof to create a fastback coupe-like profile. It's a successful, if controversial, formula and one of the most influential in automotive history. Since the original X6 debuted, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and more have released coupe variants of more staid SUVs to varying degrees of success.

Roofline aside, the new X6 mirrors the X5 in just about every way. You can pick from three models that are distinguished primarily by engine. The base trim is the X6 sDrive40i that comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder (335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque). It's mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The next step up is the X6 xDrive40i, which adds all-wheel drive.

At least for the time being, the X6 M50i is the top dog, sporting a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that increases output to 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard. In the spring, it will be surpassed by the high-performance X6 M that will set itself apart from the rest with 600 hp.

As always, it's difficult to justify a purchase of this ilk. One of the most important reasons for getting an SUV is to transport more passengers and their things. Going with the X6 reduces that advantage, and you'll pay more for the privilege to boot. But the X6 does boast a sleeker silhouette, and that definitely counts for something on the emotional side of the car-purchasing ledger.

Which X6 does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend going with either the two-wheel-drive sDrive40i or the all-wheel-drive xDrive40i. Sure, the X6 M50i offers greater performance and a killer soundtrack thanks to its stout V8, but the 40i offers plenty of grunt for day-to-day driving. The money you save compared to the V8-powered model is best spent on options such as the M Sport package, an upgraded interior and more driver assistance features.

BMW X6 models

The 2020 BMW X6 is offered in three basic trims: the rear-wheel-drive sDrive40i, the all-wheel-drive xDrive40i and the sporty, V8-powered M50i. There's also the high-performance X6 M, which is reviewed separately on Edmunds. Standard and optional features are similar for all three trims, so the main difference is what's resting under the hood.

The X6 sDrive40i and the X6 xDrive40i are both powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six (335 hp, 330 lb-ft) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The sDrive40i sends power to the rear wheels, while the xDrive40i pushes power to all four with a slight penalty to fuel economy.

Standard feature highlights include LED headlights, 12.3-inch displays for both the infotainment system and instrument cluster, USB and USB-C ports, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic climate control, and a full suite of advanced driver safety aids (BMW's Active Driving Assistant). Apple CarPlay is standard, and Android Auto is coming in mid-2020.

The X6 M50i transplants a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (523 hp, 553 lb-ft) in place of the inline-six, and it adds an M Sport differential, brakes, suspension and exhaust system as well as some X5 M-inspired visual cues. Standard features mirror those of the sDrive40i and the xDrive40i, though the M50i gets an upgraded Harman Kardon sound system, four-zone climate control, a wireless charging pad and sport front seats.

To bump up the X6's feature content even further, take a look at the Premium and Executive packages. You can also get the M Sport package (for the 40i) or the Dynamic Handling package (the M50i) to boost the X6's handling potential.


Consumer reviews

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Average user rating: 5.0 stars based on 2 total reviews

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5 out of 5 stars, Fast & Furious (and Beautiful!)
FFinNYC,
M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

High quality finishes, incredible and intuitive interface, tight build, sports car handling with SUV ride height. 5L v8 turbo has power to spare and then some. Don’t even need Sport mode but wow! it’s fun when you turn it on.

5 out of 5 stars, Amazing
CarsAreFun,
M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

You may want a-lot of power but you wont need it. And it burbles when you shift at the right moment. Has a-lot of space and the sleek look makes everything look 10 times better. You can gap people easily if you race and it keeps up with a M850 at first. Downside is its not the best for really long road trips for the driver.

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Features & Specs

M50i 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
M50i 4dr SUV AWD
4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$85,650
MPG 16 city / 22 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower523 hp @ 5500 rpm
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xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD
3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$66,600
MPG 20 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower335 hp @ 5500 rpm
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sDrive40i 4dr SUV features & specs
sDrive40i 4dr SUV
3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A
MSRP$64,300
MPG 21 city / 26 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower335 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite X6 safety features:

Active Blind-Spot Detection
Warns drivers of vehicles or other objects in the X6's blind spot with illuminated lights and audible alerts.
Frontal Collision Warning
Warns the driver about an imminent collision and can automatically brake the vehicle to prevent a crash or reduce the speed of an impact.
Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Automatically maintains a set distance between the X6 and the vehicle ahead. Can slow the X6 to a stop, restarting again when traffic moves.

BMW X6 vs. the competition

BMW X6 vs. BMW X5

The BMW X6 is basically a more expensive X5 with a sloping roofline and compromised utility. That fastback roof hurts the X6's cargo capacity and cuts down on headroom, especially for rear passengers. Outside of the roof, the two SUVs are essentially the same. Both share the same engines, interior design and features. It really comes down to whether you dig the X6's design.

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BMW X6 vs. BMW X4

Think of the X4 as a scaled-down X6. BMW applies the same basic formula — chop the roof for a fastback profile — to the X3 that it does to the X5 to create the X6. Like the X6, the X4 has less cargo space and headroom than its more traditional sibling. The X4 is smaller in just about every metric than the X6, but it's also more affordable and fuel-efficient.

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BMW X6 vs. Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne has been around for a while, but the sleek Cayenne Coupe is new for the latest generation. Like the X6, the Cayenne Coupe compromises cargo and headroom, but that's the price you pay for style in this class. The Cayenne is sportier and more engaging to drive than the X6, but it can't match the BMW when it comes to luxury and features.

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FAQ

Is the BMW X6 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 X6 both on the road and at the track. You probably care about BMW X6 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the X6 gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 23 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the X6 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. Learn more
What's new in the 2020 BMW X6?

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

  • The X6 is redesigned for 2020
  • Receives tech and engines updates from the redesigned X5
  • Up to a half-second quicker than last year's model
  • Launches the third X6 generation for 2020
Learn more
Is the BMW X6 reliable?
To determine whether the BMW X6 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the X6. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the X6's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2020 BMW X6 a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 BMW X6 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 X6 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2020 BMW X6?

The least-expensive 2020 BMW X6 is the 2020 BMW X6 sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $64,300.

Other versions include:

  • M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $85,650
  • xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $66,600
  • sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $64,300
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What are the different models of BMW X6?
If you're interested in the BMW X6, the next question is, which X6 model is right for you? X6 variants include M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of X6 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 BMW X6

2020 BMW X6 Overview

The 2020 BMW X6 is offered in the following submodels: X6 SUV, X6 M50i. Available styles include M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2020 BMW X6?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 BMW X6 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 X6 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 BMW X6 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 X6 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?

2020 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $88,595. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $5,633 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,633 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $82,962.

The average savings for the 2020 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is 6.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2020 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $77,520. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $5,020 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,020 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $72,500.

The average savings for the 2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 6.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

Which 2020 BMW X6s are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 BMW X6?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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