2021 BMW X6

MSRP range: $65,050 - $86,250
(1)
MSRP$66,045
Edmunds suggests you pay$62,697

What Should I Pay

2021 BMW X6 Review

  • 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
  • Minor changes to feature availability and option packages
  • Part of the third X6 generation introduced for 2020

How strong is the demand for luxury SUVs? So strong that it has branched off into a collection of fastback-style "coupe" SUVs to provide a stylish — yet less practical — alternative to standard versions. The BMW X6 is the originator of the trend, and more than a decade after it debuted, the X6 is still a standout choice among competition from Audi, Porsche and, of course, Mercedes.

One can never accuse the X6 of getting lost in a crowd. It has one of the most rakish rooflines of all the coupe SUVs, and compared with the X5 on which it is based, the X6's styling cues seem to shout rather than whisper. Fortunately, BMW backs it up with two powerful engine options and a wide array of available performance upgrades. Inside, the X6 is more conservative and emphasizes high-end materials and numerous standard features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Should you get an X6? Logic says you should get an X5 instead; it's less expensive and more practical. But the whole point of the X6 is to appeal to your emotions, and on that front it's certainly a success.

Which X6 does Edmunds recommend?

Take your pick from the rear-wheel-drive sDrive40i or the all-wheel-drive xDrive40i. These trims come well equipped and are both comfortable and fun to drive on the road. They're also priced well below the V8-powered M50i and give you more budgetary room to tailor your X6 with options such as the Executive package and Driving Assistance Professional package.

BMW X6 models

The BMW X6 is a four-door coupe-style SUV, meaning it has a sporty sloping roofline on a midsize crossover SUV body. It is available in three trims: sDrive40i, xDrive40i and M50i. All models are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

sDrive40i
Standard features on the base rear-wheel-drive model include:

  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • LED foglights
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine (335 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque)
  • 12.3-inch center infotainment touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support
  • Heated front sport seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Ambient lighting
  • Panoramic sunroof

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Blind-spot monitoring (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)

xDrive40i
This trim includes all the standard equipment above and adds all-wheel drive.

M50i
A performance version of the X6 that adds:

  • Automatic high beams
  • Upgraded brakes with blue calipers
  • All-wheel drive
  • Turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine (523 hp, 553 lb-ft)
  • Upgraded sport steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Upgraded USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Upgraded stereo system
  • Adaptive sport suspension
  • Sport differential
  • Sport exhaust system
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Significant option packages for the X6 include:

Driving Assistance Professional package
A collection of additional safety equipment with the following:

  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the X6 and the car in front)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the X6 back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Steering & Traffic Jam Assistant (combines low-speed adaptive cruise control with lane-centering assist)

Executive package
This loaded package elevates the sDrive40i and xDrive40i to new luxury heights:

  • Head-up display
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Surround-sound system
  • Panoramic LED sunroof

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 BMW X6.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
1 total reviews
5 star reviews: 100%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • fuel efficiency
  • ride quality
  • comfort
  • engine

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Performance Beast
Ricardo,
M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
Love the ride, firm but comfortable. Double personality, and never out of power. Fuel economy not as bad for an 8 cylinder: up to 24 mpg of highway drive. Love it !


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$65,050
MPG & Fuel
21 City / 26 Hwy / 23 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.9 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 6 cylinder
Horsepower: 335 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 331 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 194.8 in. / Height: 66.3 in. / Width: 78.9 in.
Curb Weight: 4758 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 27.4 cu.ft.

PRICE CHECKER
Check a dealer's price
Bring back a dealer's quote, and we'll tell you if it's a good price!
Check your price quote
Price:
$ -
GreatGoodFairHighSample

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

2021 BMW X6

2021 BMW X6

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe

BMW X6 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe

The GLE Coupe is the closest direct competitor to the X6, but it's positioned a little differently. The only version is called the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53. It has about 100 horsepower more than the X6 sDrive40i and about 100 hp less than the M50i. The GLE Coupe is very comfortable in this middle ground, with more focus on luxury than performance.

Compare BMW X6 & Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe features 

BMW X6 vs. Audi Q8

Speaking of style, the Audi Q8 is another fastback luxury crossover that trades some practicality in the name of appearances. It's fun to drive, although the engine came off surprisingly unresponsive in our testing. There are lots of standard features included, such as all-wheel drive, with new ones added for 2021. The Q8 is more practical and comfortable than its looks suggest too.

Compare BMW X6 & Audi Q8 features 

BMW X6 vs. Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Here's the good: The Cayenne Coupe is the best performer in its class, and it's available in five different trims with distinct personalities. Here's the bad: Base versions don't come with much standard equipment, and higher trims quickly become exorbitantly expensive. The Cayenne Coupe is great behind the wheel, but unless sporty driving is a priority, we recommend another choice.

Compare BMW X6 & Porsche Cayenne Coupe features 

FAQ

Is the BMW X6 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 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 2021 BMW X6?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 BMW X6:

  • Minor changes to feature availability and option packages
  • Part of the third X6 generation introduced 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 2021 BMW X6 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 BMW X6 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 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 2021 BMW X6?

The least-expensive 2021 BMW X6 is the 2021 BMW X6 sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $65,050.

Other versions include:

  • M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $86,250
  • xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $67,350
  • sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $65,050
Learn more

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 gas/electric hybrid 8A), and sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). For a full list of X6 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 BMW X6

2021 BMW X6 Overview

The 2021 BMW X6 is offered in the following submodels: X6 SUV, X6 M50i, X6 Hybrid. Available styles include M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), and sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). BMW X6 models are available with a 4.4 L-liter gas engine or a 3.0 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 523 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 BMW X6 comes with all wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 BMW X6 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 BMW X6?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 BMW X6 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 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 2021 X6.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 BMW X6 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 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 2021 BMW X6?

2021 BMW X6 sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2021 BMW X6 sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $66,045. The average price paid for a new 2021 BMW X6 sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $3,348 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,348 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $62,697.

The average savings for the 2021 BMW X6 sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 5.1% below the MSRP.

2021 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2021 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $68,345. The average price paid for a new 2021 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $3,841 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,841 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $64,504.

The average savings for the 2021 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 5.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 6 2021 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 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 $87,245. The average price paid for a new 2021 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $4,201 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,201 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $83,044.

The average savings for the 2021 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is 4.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2021 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 BMW X6s are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 BMW X6 for sale near. There are currently 8 new 2021 X6s listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $72,345 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 BMW X6.

Can't find a new 2021 BMW X6s you want in your area? Consider a broader search.

Find a new BMW for sale - 12 great deals out of 22 listings starting at $9,585.

Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 BMW X6?

2021 BMW X6 M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
18 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/22 highway MPG

2021 BMW X6 xDrive40i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
23 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2021 BMW X6 sDrive40i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
23 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG18
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement4.4 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase117.1 in.
Length194.8 in.
Width78.9 in.
Height66.3 in.
Curb Weight5115 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 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.

Check out BMW lease specials