Even though the main goal with the first BMW X6 debut was for it to be an addition to the X5, the truth is that it worked. And neither the controversial design or the fact that it was less practicable had a bad influence. So, the German automaker decided to launch the new 2018 BMW X6.
Competing directly with other premium SUVs from Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz, among others, BMW considered it was time for a new redesign of the 2018 BMW X6.
So, let’s take a look at what you can expect from the 2018 BMW X6.
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2018 BMW X6 Release Date
The 2018 BMW X6 is already up for sale. You will be able to find it in the dealer’s showrooms across the country.
2018 BMW X6 Price
The starting price of the 2018 BMW X6 is around $62,000.
2018 BMW X6 Redesign and Changes
While BMW wanted to make a change in the exterior design of the 2018 BMW X6, the truth is that the front is pretty similar to the current generation of the X5. However, there are some big changes in the rear end.
While the current generation of the X6 was launched back in 2014, it still doesn’t look outdated. However, it is another controversial design. We can definitely say that you will either love it or hate it. And this has one main reason – the unusual and strange proportions of the 2018 BMW X6.
The 2018 BMW X6 is oriented for a younger audience and it features muscular fenders, LED headlights, and a beautiful grille. When you look at it, you won’t have any doubts that you’re looking at a BMW.
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2018 BMW X6 Specs
While the 2018 BMW X6 has a more sporty look to attract younger buyers, the reality is that the powertrain options it features are the same ones that come with the X5. While the 2018 BMW X6 includes many different engines, the options for the US market are kind of limited especially when you look at the European market. Nevertheless, you still have two gasoline engine options and you’ll be able to choose between the X5 sDrive 35i, the X5 xDrive 35i, and the X5 sDrive 50i.
In case you choose the X5 sDrive 35i, you will have your 2018 BMW X6 equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 engine that is able to produce 303 of horsepower and 295 pounds per feet of torque. It is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission and it comes with the classic rear-wheel drive layout only.
The only difference for the X5 xDrive 35i is that you’ll have the all-wheel drive layout instead, while both the engine and transmission are exactly the same.
The last option that you have is the X5 sDrive 50i. If this is your choice, you can count on a powerful 4.4-liter V8 engine with twin turbocharging that is capable of producing 445 of horsepower and 400 pounds per feet of torque. The transmission is the same – the 8-speed automatic gearbox.
2018 BMW X6 Interior
While the current generation of the 2018 BMW X6 is from 2014, there were some minor interior upgrades made in 2017. These included new rims, a built-in internet connectivity, and a new infotainment system. So, we are not really expecting to see anything really new inside the cabin of the 2018 BMW X6.
One of the things that we believe could have been improved in the 2018 BMW X6 is the rear seat headroom. Even though there is enough space for the legs, a taller passenger may not be very comfortable if the drive is long.