Marketed as a cross between a high-end coupe and an SUV, the redesigned 2017 BMW X6 offers plenty of utility. Some of its upsides include a variety of powerful engines, a top quality interior, ample storage, and comfortable and serene ride. Its release date is set for the middle of 2017, so you better start placing your order pretty soon.
Some of the new add-ons for 2017 include an extra microphone and simultaneous phonebook sync, BMW’s premium Bluetooth package and text message capability.
The new X6 for 2017 comes with a daring athletic character and exterior design over the previous model. Traditional users might argue that the X6 was the vehicle that went down the history lanes as a “utility” killer. Well, it could be true depending on the argument. But for 2017, the X6, now in its second generation, comes with updated features that will make any would-be user content with their X6 choice.
The tons of high-end furnishings available in the X6 will help distract you from the lack of utility features. Additionally, it comes with spruced up engines that gather speed with such civility and smoothness. And as already mentioned atop this review, the X6 comes with unrivaled serene ad composed ride.
Still, the new 2017 BMW X6 has some fair share of downsides including but not limited to the coupelike roof line that goes a long way in reducing the backseat and headroom with utmost impunity. That said, if your priorities include a spacious backseat, some of the alternatives worth considering include 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe, 2017 Audi A7, and 2017 Porsche Cayenne.
BMW X6 – Available Trims
The standard five-passenger seating capacity 2017 BMW X6 has four doors and comes in three variants: RWD sDrive 35i, xDrive35i, and xDrive50i trims. The 2017 BMW X6 M is reviewed separately.
Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 BMW X6
The coupe-designed 2017 BMW X6 sDrive 35i trim comes with adaptive xenon headlights, driver memory settings, a power liftgate, LED foglights, a sunroof, rear parking sensors, 19” wheels, power adjustable steering column, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a heated 10-way power front seats, wood trim accents, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, and 40/20/40-split-folding rear seats.
Electronic features available as standard accessories include integrated smartphone app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a touchpad controller, BMW’s iDrive interface, a nine-speaker sound system, a 10.2” touchscreen interface, a navigation system, BMW ConnectedDrive services, 20GB music storage, and auxiliary audio and USB inputs.
Opting for the xDrive50i trim gets you a rearview camera, V8 power, keyless entry and ignition, 20-way “multicontour front seats, a hands-free hatch opening, satellite radio, premium sounds system, and thigh and shoulder bolstering.
Both the V8-powered and six-cylinder models come with comprehensive packages. The M Sport and xline packages both come bundles with a special steering wheel, a choice of a variety of interior trims, high-performance 20” wheels, a higher-limit speed governor, an adaptive suspension system, aluminum running boards, and a special aerodynamic bodywork.
The six-cylinder xDrive 35i and sDrive 35i both are provided with the optional Premium package, which comes with a ventilation function, satellite radio, automatic climate control (four-zone), keyless entry and ignition, and multicontour front seats. Also, the Driver Assistance package comes with a heads-up display, and a rearview camera.
Stand-alone features available for all models include heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, rear air suspension, driver adjustable shock absorbers, enhanced speed-sensitive steering, frontal collision warning, adaptive cruise control, top-view cameras, lane-departure warnings, adaptive cruise controls, premium sound system, automatic parallel parking, adjustable shock absorbers, a night-vision system, and active steering system.
Engine Specs – 2017 BMW X6
Both the xDrive35i and sDrive35i come equipped with a 3.0L turbocharged 1-6 cylinder powerplant rated at 300 horsep ower and 300 pounds of torque. The all-wheel-drive is standard for the xDrive35i, as is rear-wheel-drive for the sDrive 35i trim.
The estimated EPA’s fuel economy ratings (https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymodel/2016_BMW_X6.shtml) for the 2WD X6 stands at 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/24/20 mpg for the all-wheel-drive version.
Finally, rated at 445 hp and 480 pounds of torque is a 4.4L V8 engine standard on the top-rated xDrive50i trim. Its fuel consumption stands at 15/21/17 mpg.
Price & Release Date – 2017 BMW X6
We should expect its release date in the middle of 2017. As for its price, expect it to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $66,968.
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