The BMW X6's 0-60 sprint is now dispatched in only 5.2 seconds in base six-cylinder xDrive40i AWD guise, thanks to a 40-hp power boost to 375 hp for 2024. This makes it more than powerful enough for all but the boy racers and ensures that you won't feel short-changed on power, with plenty of punch for passing and merging. In fact, it's powerful enough to tow fairly heavy rigs, and its trailering capacity is an impressive 7,200 pounds. The 523-hp M60i is overkill, really, and while the 0-60 sprint is over in a claimed 4.2 seconds - or even less in practice - it's a lot more expensive than the base car. Top speed is limited to 130 mph on the standard all-season tires but can be increased to 155 mph on the appropriate performance tires. The standard xDrive all-wheel drive provides steadfast traction off the mark and on slippery roads, but it's not an off-road car and although the ground clearance is a fairly decent 8.5 inches, this coupe crossover was bred for paved roads, not the Rubicon trail.
The engine in the BMW X6 xDrive40i is a substantially revised 3.0L turbocharged inline six-cylinder, now with 375 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque and with an integrated 48V mild-hybrid system to improve efficiency. The M60i uses a redesigned 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine this year and while its outputs of 523 hp and 553 lb-ft remain the same, fuel consumption is improved as well and it also benefits from a 48V mild-hybrid system. Both engines send their power to all four wheels via the xDrive AWD system and an eight-speed automatic transmission, but the M60i additionally gains an M Sport differential and exhaust system.
|BMW X6 Trims||BMW X6 Engines||BMW X6 Horsepower||BMW X6 Transmissions||BMW X6 Drivetrains||BMW X6 MPG/MPGE|
|xDrive40i||3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas||375 hp @ 5200 rpm||8-Speed Automatic||AWD||24 MPG|
|M60i||4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas||523 hp @ 5500 rpm||8-Speed Automatic||AWD||19 MPG|
Even last year, the BMW X6's gas mileage was excellent in its class, with the xDrive40i returning EPA estimates of 21/25/23 mpg for the city/highway/combined cycles, putting clear daylight between it and the Q8 and Cayenne S Coupe, beating them by at least 3 mpg on the combined cycle. Even the M50i X6's mpg figures were decent for a 523-hp SUV at 16/22/18 mpg. With a fuel capacity of 21.9 gallons, this was good enough for a range of around 503 miles for the xDrive40i and 394 miles for the M50i. With the focus on fuel economy and overhauled engines with 48V mild-hybrid assistance, we're keen to see the improvements, but we'll have to wait until BMW releases the official figures.
|BMW X6 Trims||xDrive40i||M60i|
|BMW X6 Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||23/26||17/22|
The 3.0L six-cylinder xDrive40i is the most efficient at an EPA-estimated 21/25/23 mpg for the city/highway/combined cycles.
Both X6 engines require Premium gas.