2019 BMW X6 Review
The 2019 BMW X6 builds on the functionality and good looks of past X6 iterations. But for 2019, the upgraded model gets new standard features and a few revised option packages. Now, every model will come standard with Apple CarPlay and various driver assists that make driving easier than ever. Assists like blindspot monitoring, automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward-collision warning and speed-limit info are all standard on the various option packages.
If you opt for the 6-cyliner models, you can now get it with the Convenience package that adds four-zone automatic climate control, passive entry and a year’s worth of SiriusXM satellite radio for free. The Premium package now has a head-up display, self-parking assist, WiFi hotspot and wireless charging. The Executive options add adaptive headlights, automatic high-beams, rear manually operated side window shades and soft-close doors.
But the X6 still combines BMW’s fastback roofline from its coupe models with the high-riding capability of a crossover. Its unique design out back reduces cargo space, which is a drawback for many. But if you like its unique styling and want a different kind of SUV, then the BMW X6 is definitely for you! Luxury is the name of the game with the X6 and you definitely get luxurious features thanks to the Bimmer badge – both inside and out.
BMW has always been known for exceptional engines and X6 is another example of how capable BMWs are. The 300hp 6-cyclinder, turbocharged engine has a pretty good kick, but if you want more a rush, you’ll want the 445hp V7 option that does get pricier. But if power is really what you crave, you’ll want the 567hp X6 M model that’s the top of the line in term of form and function.
The V8 option only comes with all-wheel drive, but the V6 model offers either all-or rear-wheel drive. The EPA on both options has the same 18mpg city miles, but the rear-drive one adds 1mpg to the highway rating.
Inside, you’ll love the quality finishes, wireless Apple CarPlay and underfloor cargo storage to hide the mess your family leaves behind. But you might not like the fact that it doesn’t feature Android Auto or that you have poor rear visibility. Also, the body style does compromise cargo space. This means it only has two rows of seats in the back, where many competitors have three.
Overall, the BMW X6 is a luxury SUV that screams style and sophistication wherever you go!