2021 BMW X6

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starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

Related: Top 10 Most Efficient Electric Cars

Seating capacity

194.8” x 66.3”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • M50i acceleration and throttle response
  • Quiet, comfortable ride
  • Interior quality
  • High-resolution, easy-to-read screens
  • Multiple 360-degree camera views

The bad:

  • Rear sight lines are compromised
  • Gets expensive quickly
  • Gearshift isn't intuitive
  • Can’t hear sport exhaust (M50i models)
  • V-8 fuel economy

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • V-8 fuel economy
  • Five-seat mid-size SUV with coupelike styling
  • Turbocharged six-cylinder or V-8 power
  • High-performance X6 M available

2021 BMW X6 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 BMW X6?

Redesigned last year, the BMW X6 is essentially a fastback “four-door coupe” version of the X5 mid-size luxury SUV with room for five. X6 powertrain choices include a 335-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine with rear- (sDrive40i) or all-wheel drive (xDrive40i) or a 523-hp, turbo 4.4-liter V-8 with all-wheel drive in the M50i. The high-performance X6 M features a 600-hp, turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8. All versions come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Audi Q8 and Porsche Cayenne Coupe

What’s New on the 2021 BMW X6?

Android Auto smartphone connectivity and a one-year satellite radio subscription are now standard. Meanwhile, 40i versions gain mild-hybrid technology.  

What Features in the 2021 BMW X6 Are Most Important?

  • 12.3-inch configurable instrument display
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Navigation
  • Forward collision warning with city collision mitigation
  • Low-speed hands-free driving system available

Should I Buy the 2021 BMW X6?

If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s large enough for most families and combines traditional SUV virtues with an arguably more stylish look, the X6 could be for you. It offers plenty of luxury and tech features, as well as available all-wheel drive. The coupelike shape isn’t for everyone, however, and the design compromises cargo room.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Best BMW yet!

Purchased in March 2021, I have enjoyed every one of the 20000+ miles driven. Comfort, power, appearance - and truly exceptional gas mileage (29+ mpg highway) - have made it my passion to be on the road in this car at every opportunity. Elegant, refined luxury, with all the computer assists available in a 21st century, driver-oriented car


My 3RD X6

This is my third (1) 5.0 2(M) BMW X6 and this next GEN has taken it to another level with all the goodies int/ext that one could ask for.


Sportiest and fastest SUV we've ever owned!

This car is much more comfortable than other mid-size SUVs we test drove. Luxurious seating and small details that sets this car apart from the competition. Very sleek look! AND when you want to "giddy up" - it giddies up and GOES! The engine power is awesome!

See all 6 consumer reviews


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/80,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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