The 2011 BMW X6
is a luxury crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) that handles like a coupe and has enough space for four passengers, but the cargo space is fairly restricted for an SUV. With a variety of engines options, from the 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter I-6 engine in the xDrive to the 555-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine in the M Sport Utility, the X6 also offers either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission.
With an athletic exterior, the BMW X6 has the style and the ground clearance of a utility vehicle. The 5000-pound X6 exhibits smooth on-the-road capabilities, superior road grip, and all-around outstanding performance. Its safety features are top-rate, but it gets only 17 mpg city / 25 mpg highway in fuel economy.
New for 2011
For 2011, the BMW X6 received the redesigned turbo I-6 engine with BMW's Valvetronic technology, which delivers faster throttle response, faster turbo boost spooling, and better fuel efficiency. BMW's new eight-speed automatic transmission is available in both X6 trim levels, as is BMW's Brake Energy Regeneration system that can save on gas consumption over time.
Engines: 3.0L turbocharged I-6, 4.4L turbocharged V-8
Transmissions: 8-speed automatic, 6-speed automatic
Body Style: Crossover SUV
Trims: xDrive35i Sport Utility, xDrive50i Sport Utility, M Sport Utility
On the Outside
Love it or hate it, there is definitely no mistaking the BMW X6 because it doesn't look like anything else on the road.
From the Inside
The interior of the X6 is filled with leather, high-quality metal, and wood trim. Plus, the BMW X6 features a sport steering wheel with gearshift paddles.
Engine options for the BMW X6 range from the 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter I-6, to the awesome 555-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 found in the X6M.
Standard safety features on the BMW X6 include four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain first and second row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, traction control, stability control, and all-wheel drive.
35i: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway
50i: 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway
M: 12 mpg city/17mpg highway
- Unique body style
- Nimble steering
- Marvelous engines
- Transmission lever
- Interior cabin size
- Restricted cargo room
Unlikely experiment of crossing an SUV and a coupe
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