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2020 BMW X6 M

2020 BMW X6 M

The new X6 M is the sportiest, fastest, and the most powerful X6 to date

The 2020 BMW X6 M is the high-performance version of the third-generation coupe-style SUV. Just like the X5 M, it features a more aggressive exterior design with new options and a lot more technology inside the cabin. Thanks to new driver assist tech, the X6 M is a semi-autonomous vehicle in certain scenarios and it can park by itself. The really big news is the beefed-up engine, now capable of 600 horsepower. But BMW also offers a more powerful variant with the Competition badge that generates 617 horsepower. The new two-model lineup goes right after the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe, also available in two flavors. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

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2020 BMW X6 - Driven

2020 BMW X6 - Driven

The all-new coupe-SUV is ready to make waves, and we’re all for it

The BMW X6 has been around since 2007, and in the space of 13 years, it has become one of the most popular coupe-SUVs in the segment. Now that the third-generation X6 (GO6) has arrived, Bimmer’s resident coupe-SUV is ready to take on all comers in its segment. The third-generation X6 comes with plenty of upgrades. All the press releases and first-wave reviews made points of all of that. But you don’t get to appreciate these upgrades until you actually see the X6 in person, as we did when we recently took one out for a spin around town.

The all-new X6 looks good on paper, but it looks even better up close. BMW outdid itself in designing a coupe-SUV that fully embraces its identity. The X6 also comes with a gorgeous interior, though that’s hardly a surprise considering the company that makes it. Very little about the all-new X6 comes as a disappointment, though considering the market that it calls home, it’s still going to have a fight in its hands against some of its rivals. BMW did the new X6 proud, though. It’s arriving at the party packing serious lead.

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2020 BMW X6

2020 BMW X6

Still ugly, but fitted with cool tech and more powerful engines

The 2020 BMW X6 is the third-generation version of the coupe-styled crossover. Unveiled less than a year after the fourth-generation, 2019 X5 broke cover, the 2020 X6 shares much of its design with the midsize SUV. Essentially identical to the 2019 X5 up front, the 2020 X6 stands out thanks to its coupe-style roof and hunchback rear section. As before, the 2020 X6 also shares underpinnings with its X5-badged sibling.

A competitor for the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, the 2020 X6 boasts a sportier design, BMW’s latest technology, and a range of upgraded or new engines. Both gasoline and diesel mills are available, but the oil burners won’t make it to the U.S. More about that, as well as all the new features available, in the review below.

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2016 BMW X6 M by Lumma Design

2016 BMW X6 M by Lumma Design

Versatile kit is undermined by a gaudy paint color

Lumma Design is known for building some outlandish tuning kits for BMW models, including the X6 M. Remember the CLR X 6 R kit that the German tuner presented in 2014? That one was overflowing with aero kits to the point that it completely changed the physical makeup of the high-performance coupe-SUV. But even that kit doesn’t compare to this tuning kit that Lumma Design has come up with for the X6 M.

On the bright side - no pun intended - the program does give the X6 M an impressive output of 750 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. That’s on par with other kits for the coupe-SUV. Lumma also has an impressive wide-body kit on offer and a bespoke interior program that allows prospective customers to take stabs at designing their own cabins. Those are great options for discerning owners of the X6 M. The only downside is that freakishly bright neon yellow paint finish that, generously speaking, is as close to an acquired taste as anything Lumma Design has offered in the past.

Everything else though is aces, though, so I won’t blame a customer for getting the program and requesting to leave out the paint job. That’s what I’d do if I had the X6 M; I wouldn’t want to go home with an X6 M that can presumably serve as its own light source in the dark.

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2016 BMW X6 M Typhoon By G-Power

2016 BMW X6 M Typhoon By G-Power

High-performance coupe-SUV gets even more powerful

If you ranked the tuning programs for the BMW X6 M, few would probably argue that G-Power’s Typhoon kit ranks among the best of them. The German tuner’s widely recognized program for the German coupe-SUV has continued to provide thrills for those who avail of it. The latest iteration promises to do more of that as G-Power is offering an output increase of 750 horsepower and 723 pound-feet of torque. You don’t need to be an auto engineer to know that 750 ponies means serious business, no matter the car.

But let’s not get caught up with G-Power’s engine program for the X6 M. It’s impressive by any stretch of the imagination. It’s just not the only thing impressive about the Typhoon kit. The program also comes with a wide body kit that includes the tuner’s iconic carbon fiber Venturi hood. Oh, and let’s not forget about the wheels. True to form, G-Power is also offering a variety of wheel choices, including an exclusive option that’s somehow considered an upgrade over the already impressive lineup of wheels that the tuner is offering.

It goes without saying that tuners don’t always live up to the expectations of aftermarket customers. But if there’s a BMW tuner that has earned its reputation over and over again, it’s G-Power. By sheer record alone, it’s hard to argue against G-Power’s place in the hierarchy of BMW tuners.

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2016 BMW X6 M "MHX6 700" By Manhart

2016 BMW X6 M "MHX6 700" By Manhart

Care for some extra power on the X6 M?

The BMW X6 M may suffer from an identity crisis, but nobody’s going to knock for being a performance paperweight. The truth is, the X6 M is very powerful. It’s also very fast and that more than compensates for the model’s aesthetic confusion. German tuner Manhart sees it differently though. In its mind, the X6 M’s 575-horsepower and 553-pound-feet of torque output numbers doesn’t quite cut the mustard. So it did what any aftermarket tuning company would do in a similar situation. It prepared a program for the high-performance X6 M, the likes of which gives the SUV a pretty significant overhaul.

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? This kit packs a lot of punch. Plenty of it in fact. Manhart did its homework by giving the X6 M’s 4.4-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine a significant overhaul to get its output up to the level of what’s normally given to supercars. Not only that, the program also features some aftermarket work on the exterior, a revamped interior, and a new set of wheels.

Granted, it’s not the only program available in the market for the X6 M. But for the things that Manhart did to the coupe-SUV, it might as well be one of the most polished kits out there. At the end of the day, these programs can only do so much to improve the base car. But what Manhart did was give the X6 M an identity that fits into its sporty and aggressive nature. Sometimes, that’s all a car needs.

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2016 BMW X6 Falcon By AC Schnitzer

2016 BMW X6 Falcon By AC Schnitzer

German tuner builds another wonder kit for BMW

Ever since it was established in 1987, the aftermarket tuning company AC Schnitzer has built a reputation as one of the preeminent BMW tuners in the business. With the possible exception of Alpina, no other aftermarket tuning shop is as closely associated to Bavaria’s finest models as AC Schnitzer. That cache has been with the German tuner for years and it’s that same cache that was on full display at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show where AC Schnitzer presented the Falcon program for the BMW X6.

Like most of its projects, AC Schnitzer focused its attention on three important element of the X6: the exterior, suspension, and engine. Each of these three sections were given comprehensive modifications with each part complementing the other two and vice versa.

That’s where the genius of the tuner manifests itself. AC Schnitzer’s blueprint in building the perfect kit involves a unique interplay between all the moving parts of the program, thus creating an overarching improvement on all facets of the SUV. That’s what this Falcon program offers for owners of the X6, and if I’m to be honest, it’s arguably one of the most rounded kits AC Schnitzer has built for the coupe-SUV.

Considering how many that’s been, those words are high praise.

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2016 BMW X6 M by AC Schnitzer

2016 BMW X6 M by AC Schnitzer

The debut of AC Schnitzer’s tuning kit for the new BMW X6 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show meant it would only be a matter of time before a similar program would be unveiled for the more powerful X6 M. Well, it certainly didn’t take long because the German tuner has just released the details for the said program.

Similar to the setup of the X6 tuning kit, the version of the X6 M is as comprehensive as it’s going to get. It has exterior modifications, suspension upgrades, and minor interior improvements. Most importantly, it comes with an impressive engine upgrade that adds almost 80 horsepower to the X6 M’s output.

AC Schnitzer hasn’t said how much the program’s going to cost. I do think that the cost of acquiring this program would fall somewhere in the $10,000 to $15,000 range. If you are really interested in the program, your best bet is to hit up AC Schnitzer to get a quote on the kit. Since some parts can be added as extra options, the price could vary depending on what you want to put into your X6 M.

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2015 BMW X6 M with BMW M Performance Parts

2015 BMW X6 M with BMW M Performance Parts

After officially hitting public roads in 2008, the X6 was succeeded the following year by an M version from BMW’s performance tuning arm. Mixing the high stance and exterior dimensions of an SUV with the racer intent of a sports car, the X6 M flaunts its mass in the face of physics, relying on an enormous amount of power and clever suspension design to render obsolete any preconceptions of what a vehicle this size should be capable of.

Now, BMW M GmbH is offering original accessories for the customization of the exterior and interior, adding even more flair to the X6 M.

When it comes to Bimmer personalization, the aftermarket support is positively gargantuan, but these official products from BMW promise not only exacting fit and finish, but the preservation of the original factory warranty as well. BMW says the parts will even increase the car’s resale value. If you’re looking for a way to make your X6 M stand out from the crowd of fast SUVs, M Performance thinks it has the answer.

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2015 BMW X6 M Individual

2015 BMW X6 M Individual

The BMW X6 M arrived for the 2010 model year as one of the first M model to have xDrive all-wheel-drive and an automatic transmission. The second one was the X5 M. Unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show, the X6 received the company’s 4.4-liter, V-8 engine tuned to deliver 547 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque, and needed 4.5 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standing start. It took BMW four years to update the X6 M, but when it did in 2014, it made the SUV faster than every 2015 M model except the M3 and M4 with the automatic transmission. Now that it’s ready to hit U.S. showrooms, the 567-horsepower beast is set to receive its fair share of Individual treatment inside and out.

As with most Individual options, the bespoke package will come in many shapes and sizes, but the first example showcases an Azurite Black metallic exterior finish and an interior dipped in Smoke White leather and Alcantara. Read on for the full details on BMW’s Individual program for the high-performance X6 M crossover.

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2015 BMW X6 M

2015 BMW X6 M

Introduced in 2009, the X6 debuted to an SUV-crazed world that didn’t know what to think of it. The very next year, the M-version rolled out with a massively powerful, 4.4-liter V-8, all-wheel-drive, and a sport-tuned suspension. Now things were really confusing BMW’s SUV-that-isn’t-really-an-SUV is getting a substantial update for 2015, including both the standard X6 and its high performance variant, the X6 M.

Time has now passed and the X6 has been mostly accepted into the BMW fold. Like its cousin, the X5, the X6 and X6 M are getting a smart refresh for 2015. Both M vehicles receive important changes under the hood, with a three percent increase in horsepower, a welcomed 10 percent increase in torque, and an estimated 20 percent gain in fuel economy.

The changes behind the kidney grille are only part of the story. Keep reading for the full story.

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2015 BMW X6

2015 BMW X6

BMW released the X6 in 2008 and revealed a revised version in the middle of 2012. These changes were the last the first-gen SUV would receive because, starting 2015, BMW begins selling the second-generation X6. The BMW X6 has quickly become a successful model mostly due to the fact that it doesn’t have much competition. That won’t change too soon, but Mercedes-Benz is prepping coupe SUVs of its own.

With that in mind, BMW focused on improving the X6 in just about every area, including a 20-pound diet. Sure, that’s not much considering the X6 tips the scales at over 4,600 pounds, but it’s a worthy achievement for a vehicle that’s longer and wider than the one it replaces. Besides gaining a crisper appearance that blends many cues already seen on 2014 model year BMWs, the coupe SUV also boasts updated technology and a slightly roomier interior.

Engine-wise, only one engine available in the United States has been uprated. Unfortunately, BMW is still stubborn enough not to send a diesel mill over the Pond, so you’ll have to settle for the 3.0-liter gasoline version if you’re looking for something more efficient.

Updated 08/13/2014: BMW announced prices for the revised X6 set to go on sale in the fall of 2014. Prices start from $61,900 for the xDrive35i version and from $72,900 for the xDrive50i version. Prices go way up from these starting points, thanks to the impressive list of options offered by the company. Details after the jump.

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2014 BMW X6 CLR X 6 R By Lumma Design

2014 BMW X6 CLR X 6 R By Lumma Design

The BMW X6 already gets rave reviews from me. But like every other car in the world, there’s always room for improvement. Fortunately, noted BMW tuner Lumma Design is more than willing to step in and provide it. The company’s new X6 program is called the CLR X 6 R. By the looks of it, Lumma Design just hit another home run.

It’s a comprehensive program that really shapes the X6 into an even more imposing road presence. Lumma accomplished that by installing a ridiculous new body kit that further highlights the muscular qualities of the sporty SUV. This is the kind of vehicle conversion that has made Lumma Design into one of the most well-respected BMW tuners in the world.

Far be it for the tuning firm to limit its work on aerodynamic upgrades, Lumma Design also has an incredible engine upgrade for the X6. I’m not just talking about some middling boost either. I’m talking about a significant increase in output that puts the X6 in the neighborghood of supercars. Yep. Supercars.

Before I start trembling in excitement and lose all my words, I’d also like to point out that Lumma Design has some big plans for its CLR X 6 R program. It’s currently scheduled to appear at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and we know that only the very best programs show up there.

That’s really all you need to know about Lumma Design’s latest masterpiece.

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