The 2022 BMW X6 is offered in two model, both with eight-speed automatic transmissions and xDrive all-wheel drive. The base model is the sDrive40i, whose power is provided by a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six that generates 335 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque. Inside, you'll find a pair of 12.3-inch displays, Vernasca leather upholstery, and 16-way heated front seats. Other features include adaptive LED headlights with auto high beams, adaptive brake lights, and 20-inch wheels.
The other model is the M50i, which gets an M Sport body kit, ventilated front seats, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. The M50i's best feature is the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque under the hood.
The X6 is available in two configurations in the US, with the base model being the cheapest. It starts at a base price of $67,350 before a $995 destination charge. The price of a BMW X6 M50i is $86,250, but depending on how much you're willing to spend, that can be inflated considerably. A fully loaded model will carry a price in excess of $107,000.
Although the M50i variant gets an M Sport body kit as standard, it is available on the lesser models too at a cost of $3,450. For the xDrive40i, there is a Premium Package that can be had for $1,250, which equips remote engine start, gesture control, and a head-up display; this is $1,000 on the M50i, which already has remote engine start. The available Executive Package adds these features as well as a LED-lit Panoramic Sky Lounge roof, rear side-window shades, glass controls for the iDrive controller, gear shift, and start/stop button, and Icon adaptive LED headlights for $3,550 to the lower trim. This again costs less - $3,300 - on the M50i that already has remote engine start. Other options for the xDrive40i include a Driving Assistance Package ($1,700), Luxury Seating ($1,600), a Shadowline Package ($600) that blacks out the exterior trim, and Parking Assistance ($800), while standalone add-ons include heated armrests and steering wheel for $250, an Anthracite Alcantara headliner for $650, four-zone climate control for $500, glass controls for $650, air suspension for $1,000, and M Sport brakes with either red or blue calipers for $650.
And, if you've decided on the M50i model already, upgrades for this model include the exclusive Dynamic Handling Package for $2,600, front massaging seats for $1,000, and a leather dashboard for $850.
Although the lesser-powered xDrive40i is highly impressive, we're tempted to go with the thirstier M50i variant. The added performance that this model offers is simply exhilarating and makes the X6 M seem almost redundant. In addition, you get a number of features thrown in, including an M Sport body kit, adaptive M suspension, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, quad-zone climate control, and better front seats. The only option that we deem truly necessary is the parking assistant system, as looking out that letterbox of a rear window is a problem. Adding this option costs only $800.