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Key Specs

of the 2016 BMW X6. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Acceleration
  • Ride quality
  • Comfortable sport seats
  • Unique styling

The Bad

  • Tall bumper makes loading cargo tough
  • Low roof makes ingress and egress challenging
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Backseat headroom
  • Limited cargo capacity

Notable Features of the 2016 BMW X6

  • Coupelike profile
  • Choice of turbocharged engine
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • High-performance X6 M available

What Is the 2016 BMW X6?

The 2016 BMW X6 is coupelike in appearance but has many SUV qualities. It seats five and competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Porsche Cayenne. It is available in three trim levels: the sDrive35i, xDrive35i and xDrive50i. The sDrive35i has rear-wheel drive, and the xDrive35i and xDrive50i come with all-wheel drive. The high-performance X6 M is covered separately.

What's New on the 2016 BMW X6?

For the 2016 model year, the xDrive50i trim features four-zone automatic air conditioning as well as a Harman Kardon surround-sound system.

How Does the 2016 BMW X6 Compare to Other Coupelike SUVs?

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is nearly identical in price to the X6, but it is slightly larger. The Porsche Cayenne is also slightly bigger than the X6, but it is more expensive.

What Features in the 2016 BMW X6 Are Most Important?

The BMW X6 is powered by a 300-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine. To get the 567-hp, twin-turbocharged V-8, drivers will need to opt for the X6 M. Significant standard features include a power moonroof, power liftgate, 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a navigation system, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and front and rear parking sensors. As required in every new car, the X6 is outfitted with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant available features include a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a head-up display, adaptive suspension, Bang & Olufsen premium stereo, 20-inch alloy wheels, a parallel-parking assist system, adaptive cruise control and a collision warning system with pedestrian detection and automatic braking.

Should I Buy the 2016 BMW X6?

Highlights of the 2016 BMW X6 include impressive ride quality, comfortable sport seats and unique styling. However, its low roof limits backseat headroom, and rear visibility is poor. If you are looking for a vehicle with ample cargo space, there are better options available, starting with the BMW X5 on which this more stylistic model is based.

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2016 BMW X6 Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

A real nice car.

by Greg (D-kid) Dunn martial arts expert from St. Louis, Mo. on July 30, 2018

This car has an excellent ride and the starting system is great. I have never owned a BMW before but this vehicle has changed my mind about how nice they are. Read full review

(5.0)

Great Car

by Bimmer McBimmface from Annapolis, MD on June 3, 2018

The X6 50i has great performance and handling. The only thing that would make it better is if they used the seats from the 750. I haven?t owned long enough to get a feel for the reliability. I drove ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 BMW X6 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 BMW X6 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The X6 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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