The BMW X6


THE dynamics and efficiency of the BMW X6.

The striking design of the BMW X6 is unmistakable. But only one factor really counts: What does driving this car actually feel like? The chassis of the BMW X6 sets new standards. BMW xDrive guarantees outstanding traction – whatever the weather or road surface.

This is accompanied by excellent directional stability and an agility that instantly enthrals. Options include adaptive suspension packages and Active Steering – for even more driving pleasure.

The BMW X6


At the same time, the BMW X6 impresses with outstanding efficiency, thanks to sophisticated aerodynamics, economical engines and numerous BMW EfficientDynamics measures – particularly the BMW X6 xDrive 40e with eDrive technology.

BMW X6 M50d.

The BMW X6 M50d features a special fine-tuned powertrain, suspension and design. The end result is an car that offers an exhilarating combination of sheer dynamism and comfort.

The BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder diesel engine combines impressive performance with thrust that remains right up to the highest engine speeds. The EfficientDynamics engine features CommonRail direct injection and a three-stage turbocharger with variable turbine geometry for lightning-fast responsiveness and very high torque even at low engine speeds.

The result is that the BMW X6 M50d accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 5.2 seconds, yet has a combined fuel consumption of 42.8mpg and CO₂ emissions of 174g/km.

With its specific M Performance settings, the adaptive M suspension ensures that the characteristic agility of BMW X models is more sporty. The Dynamic Damper Control and air cushioning on the rear axle are tuned to deliver exceptionally sporty driving characteristics and ensure precise, finely controlled handling properties.

The adaptive suspension package ‘Dynamic’ gives the BMW X6 M50d maximum agility, and precision. M Performance-specific Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive guarantee even more neutral steering to increase the grip of the road.

The M attributes of the BMW X6 M50d create an air of dynamic superiority at first glance. The sporty design stands out thanks to a number of distinctive details, such as specific front and rear bumpers and BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, all of which come as standard.

Even viewed from a distance, the BMW X6 M50d stands out. Details include optional 20 inch light alloy wheels, Ferric Grey surrounds in the air inlets in the front apron, and sporty exterior mirror caps in the same colour. From the rear you’ll notice  the prominent ‘X6 M50d’ lettering in dark Chrome and the tailpipe surrounds in high-gloss black.

As soon as you open the driver’s door, the ‘M50d’ lettering on the doorsill finishers catches your eye. With its high-quality materials and unmistakable ambience, the interior reflects the driving pleasure experienced in the BMW X6 M50d.

The M leather steering wheel allows the BMW X6 M50d to be under precise control at all times, while the eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission with integrated shift paddles provides comfortable or sporty gear changes. The made-to-measure ergonomics of the Sport seats in the Alcantara/leather anthracite offer support whatever your driving style.

xdrive Status.

The intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive system adapts to the most challenging road conditions. With xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), split-second response times allow xDrive to distribute power  between the two axles for optimum grip. In this way, xDrive combines the advantages of four-wheel drive – traction, directional stability and safety – with classic BMW agility.


With xDrive Status, you always see the big picture. Access data relevant for off-road driving via the instrument cluster and the central Control Display and in addition to an easily readable compass (only in conjunction with Professional Navigation System), it also shows the car's angle of inclination and cross slope, both in degrees and visually in a 3D display.

BMW X6 Chassis


Thanks to its wide track and five-arm rear axle, the BMW X6 impresses with excellent road handling. At the same time, it is extremely comfortable – with no compromises in dynamics.

Adaptive Suspension Packages


The BMW X6 drives as well as it looks – particularly with the optional Adaptive Suspension Packages. Whether you want a sporty or a more comfortable drive, these packages guarantee the best possible road holding in all situations.

The ultimate in driving comfort with characteristic BMW Dynamics: The Comfort adaptive suspension package allows the suspension and damper settings to be individually adjusted at any time. The standard setting is designed for excellent driving and damping comfort, and can be individually adjusted using the Driving Performance Control. The air suspension for the rear axle is included in the equipment package and guarantees a consistently high level of driving comfort, no matter what is being carried.

When more dynamic suspension settings are desired, Sport mode and Sport+ mode make the damper settings firmer, which allows the car to steer more responsively, and have sportier handling characteristics overall.

The ‘Dynamic’ suspensions package exploits the full driving dynamics of the BMW X6. Encompassing both Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive, it delivers a sporty drive yet maintains comfort, with minimal body roll in bends.

The Dynamic Performance Control smoothly distributes the drive power on the rear axle between the left and right wheels. In bends, the torque is increased on the outside wheels for increased traction. The result is stability and a dynamic ability through bends, with rolling motion reduced to a barely noticeable level.

In the BMW X6 M50d, the adaptive suspension package ‘Dynamic’ expresses an even sportier note.

The Professional Active Suspension package provides the best of both worlds, combining the features of the Comfort Adaptive Suspension package and the Dynamic Adaptive Suspension for both maximum comfort and outstanding driving dynamics.

The Adaptive M Suspension gets the maximum potential from the BMW X6 and offers increased driving dynamics. Features include Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension on the rear axle, with a set-up designed for a particularly sporty driving response. The Adaptive M Suspension is only available as part of the M Sport package.

BMW X6 Active Steering

Active Steering.

Active Steering adjusts to make cornering easier at both low and high speeds, giving precision and agility in every driving situation. At slow speeds, Active Steering enlarges the steering angle, so tight manoeuvres require a smaller movement of the steering wheel. At higher speeds, the response is more subtle, reducing the steering angle, giving greater stability, precision and comfort.

In critical situations, such as when the driver oversteers or when braking on an inconsistent surface, active steering intervenes to assist.

As Active Steering is a supplementary system it does not disturb the direct connection between the driver and the wheels. And if the system fails a safety circuit blocks the Active Steering and returns control to the driver.


The BMW X6 knows how to harness its resources. The proof: irresistible dynamics coupled with low fuel consumption and emissions. Unadulterated driving pleasure is guaranteed, thanks to innovative BMW EfficientDynamics technologies such as an intelligent lightweight construction and ingenious aerodynamics.

The BMW X6

Intelligent Lightweight construction.

Lighten the load. Lighten the running cost. The BMW X6 is built using a range of high-tech and where possible lightweight materials, including aluminium in the front and chassis, high-strength steel in the body, as well as ultra-modern plastics and magnesium.  

BMW X6 Aerodynamics


The entire vehicle design is testament to the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy, to minimise fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions while increasing dynamics and driving pleasure . The optimised, aerodynamic front apron and undercarriage feature details that reduce air resistance and fuel consumption.

Consisting of the Aero Curtain and Air Breather, the front apron is a prominent feature that embodies the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy.

By channeling air through two vertical air inlets and along the front wheel arches, the integrated Aero Curtain accelerates airflow to reduce turbulence on the outer side of the wheels, as do the Air Breather channels. Reducing turbulence reduces drag, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.

By continuously assessing the cooling needs of the engine, and opening or closing the radiator air vents in response Air Vent Control optimises the  aerodynamics and shortens the engine’s warm-up phase. Both mean reduced fuel consumption.

BMW X6 Eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission

Eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission.

The eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission adapts to suit your driving style, from comfortable cruising through to dynamic driving. Gear selection is automatic, or you can shift gears manually via the selector lever or the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

In Sport mode, the gear shifts are configured for maximum performance. Thanks to the fine increments and eight gears, the engine is kept at its optimum its power level for faster acceleration. At motorway speeds, the additional eighth gear reduces the required engine speed, so reducing fuel consumption and engine noise.

ECO PRO mode.

Everything in ECO PRO mode is geared towards greater efficiency, reducing fuel consumption by up to 20%.

Based on data from the navigation system, the Route-Ahead Assistant recognises curves, built-up areas, speed limits and motorway exits, giving tips about the optimal speed.

ECO PRO Route shows the most efficient route, based on the traffic situation, driving style and road conditions. The on-board computer displays the percentage of fuel that can be saved by driving along the route suggeseted by ECO PRO Route.

Intelligent Energy Management.

Intelligent energy management in the BMW X6 is provided by a number of standard-feature BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, including the Auto Start-Stop function, Electric Power Steering and Brake Energy Regeneration. The interplay between these technologies ensures maximum efficiency.

The Auto Start-Stop function ensures that fuel is only used when the car is moving. When it comes to a temporary stop at traffic lights or in stop-and-go traffic, the Auto Start-Stop function saves fuel by switching the engine off.

A signal in the Info Display indicates when the Auto Start-Stop function is active, and as soon as you take your foot off the brake the engine re-starts automatically. Auto Start-Stop can be switched off with a click of a button.

Auto Start-Stop will not function if the engine hasn’t warmed up, or if the cabin isn’t at the desired temperature, if the battery level is too low or if the steering wheel is being turned. And the engine automatically re-starts if the car begins to roll or if condensation starts to form on the windscreen. 

BMW Electric Power Steering is only active when it needs to be. Unlike conventional hydraulic steering systems, BMW Electric Power Steering only uses energy when the wheel is actually being turned. When driving straight ahead, the electric motor remains inactive.

Every time you brake, kinetic energy (the energy of the car in motion) is wasted. Brake Energy Regeneration harnesses this energy and turns it into electricity, which is then used to charge the car battery. This means the alternator no longer needs to run constantly, which reduces the strain on the generator. The result: reduced fuel consumption and increased performance.