Staying true to its nameplate, the brand new 2017 BMW X6 is engaging to drive, and has been marketed as a cross between an SUV and a high-end coupe. Some of the X6 specs include ample storage, powerful engines, a top-quality interior, comfortable front seats, and a premium interior. The BMW X6 release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017, at least for the USA market.
While one might put up a spirited argument to say the X6 lacks ample utility functions, the X6 more than compensates for that lack in terms of its daring looks and athletic character. True, SUVs are meant to haul people and cargo from point A to B, but even so, it doesn’t necessarily mean these vehicles don’t have to be engaging, characterful and athletic.
Now in its second-generation, the X6 is based on the BMW X5 crossover, which means you get potent and efficient engines, steadfast high-speed stability, a huge list of features, and a comfortable and luxurious interior. The only thing, however, that misses from all the fun is utility. One feature to blame for these is perhaps the slopping, coupelike roof line. It defines the overall exterior design of the vehicle in a good way but significantly reduces headroom for its backseat occupants.
On the upside, though, there are lots of premium furnishings and technologies. The 2017 BMW X6 interior comes with some of the latest technologies available such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, adaptive cruise control, smartphone app integration, a crisp and responsive infotainment system, a 360-degree view camera, and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert.
When it comes to performance, the base engine offered for the 2017 BMW X6 s Drive35i and xDrive35i models generates a whopping 300 hp and 300 lbs. ft. of torque. It is estimated that the X6 xDrive35i 0-60 mph will only take 5.8 seconds – a rather quick time in its class. For those seeking for more oomph, there’s the 4.4L V8 that cranks out an eye-popping 445 hp and 480 pounds-feet of torque.
The X6 isn’t the only vehicle that offers impressive specs, in fact, if you’re considering it you should probably check what the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe is offering. It is the closest you can get to the X6, only that it is sleeker, wider, and longer. Others in the segment include the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Porsche Cayenne, and the Audi A7.
2017 BMW X6 Review of Trims
Three primary models are offered for the 2017 BMW X6: xDrive35i, sDrive35i, xDrive50i. The sDrive represents the rear-wheel drive while the xDrive the all-wheel drive system. Although reviewed separately, some of the high-performance 2017 BMW X6 M specs include stellar acceleration, wonderfully contoured seats, strong braking performance, and exceptional handling and stability. The 2017 BMW X6 M MSRP starts from $102,200.
2017 BMW X6 Redesign of Interior & Exterior
Equipment offered for both the X6 xDrive35i and sDrive35i include auto-dimming side mirrors, driver memory settings, adaptive xenon headlights, nineteen-inch wheels, leather upholstery, a power adjustable steering column, a sunroof, LED foglights, heated 10-way power front seats, foldable rear seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Standard equipment offered include a CD player, smartphone app connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 10.2 touchscreen display, smartphone app integration, USB and auxiliary audio input, and BMW ConnectedDrive services.
Some of the exterior BMW X6 colors include Flamenco Red Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Alpine White, Dark Graphite Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Carbon Black Metallic. Slight changes should be expected on its release date.
2017 BMW X6 Specs For The Engine
As already mentioned above, both the X6 sDrive35i and the xDrive35i will be offered with a 300 hp- and 300 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine. The sDrive35i is a rear-wheel drive while the xDrive35i is an all-wheel drive.
More mojo is provided with the X6 xDrive50i that generates 445 horsepower and 480 pounds-feet of torque with the turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine beneath its hood. The BMW X6 mpg stands at 15/21/17 in the city/highway/combined.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 7.5 in. (115.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.8 in. (193.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.3 in. (78.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 101 cu ft
Cargo volume: 27 cu ft
Curb weight: 4630 lbs.
Top Speed: 127 mph
0-60: 5.7 sec
MPG: 15/21 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, Flamenco Red Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Jet Black, Mineral Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Space Gray Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 BMW X6 Price & Release Date
According to various sources privy of the X6 developments, the vehicle should probably go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017.
The 2017 BMW X6 MSRP starts from $60,600. Lease deals can be checked up at BMW online forums.