The New BMW X6

The striking design of the BMW X6 is truly unmistakable. In the end, one factor above all else is absolutely crucial: What does driving this powerhouse actually feel like? The chassis of the BMW X6 sets new standards. BMW xDrive guarantees outstanding traction – whatever the weather, whatever the road surface. This is accompanied by excellent directional stability and an agility that instantly enthralls. Options include adaptive suspension packages and Active Steering – for even more driving pleasure.


Discover design and driving dynamics of the BMW X6.

BMW X6 M50d.

The BMW X6 M50d benefits from the unique expertise of BMW M engineers, with a special, fine-tuned powertrain, suspension and design. The end result is an automobile that offers an exhilarating combination of sheer dynamism and comfort.
  • The BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder diesel engine with triple turbocharger combines impressive performance with thrust that remains right up to the highest engine speeds. This powertrain from the EfficientDynamics engine family features CommonRail direct injection and a three-stage turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, which result in lightning-fast responsiveness and very high torque even at low engine speeds. At speeds between 2,000 and 3,000 rpm, the maximum torque of 740 Nm is available. The 3.0-litre engine produces its maximum output of 280 kW (381 hp) between 4,000 and 4,400 rpm. The BMW X6 M50d accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 5.2 seconds. This impressive performance with a combined fuel consumption of 42.8mpg and CO₂ emissions of 174g/km displays an outstanding relationship between dynamics and efficiency, and emphasises once again that BMW has legendary skill when it comes to engines.
  • With its specific M Performance settings, the adaptive M suspension ensures that the characteristic agility of BMW X models is geared to even more sportiness. 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, precision and lateral dynamics. 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 the very first glance. The sporty design stands out thanks to a number of distinctive details. These are provided in part by features from the M Sport package, such as specific front and rear bumpers as well as BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, all of which come as standard.
    Even when viewed from a distance, the BMW X6 M50d stands out from the rest. The specially developed styling of the optional 20 inch light alloy wheels make it easy to pick out in a crowd. The Ferric Grey surrounds in the large specific air inlets in the wide front apron enhance the imposing presence of the vehicle. The sporty exterior mirror caps also come in Ferric Grey making them even more eye-catching. Outstanding features at the powerful rear include the prominent ‘X6 M50d’ lettering in dark Chrome and the special tailpipe surrounds in high-gloss black, which further emphasise the dynamic presence.
  • The contents of the M Sport package create a unique atmosphere in the BMW X6 M50d: the symbiosis between sportiness and elegance.
    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 unadulterated driving pleasure experienced in the BMW X6 M50d. The M leather steering wheel provides a sense of excitement in more ways than one, allowing the BMW X6 M50d to be under precise control at all times. The eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission with integrated shift paddles you to change comfortable or sporty gear changes (in line with your personal preference) and ensure even greater driving pleasure. For adrenalin-rich cornering, the made-to-measure ergonomics of the Sport seats in the Alcantara/leather anthracite offer optimal stability.

BMW xDrive.

The intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive system adapts to even the most challenging road surface conditions to offer outstanding traction at all times. With xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the BMW X6 remains directionally stable and on track. Split-second response times allow xDrive to distribute drive power flexibly 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, drivers always see the big picture. The driver can access data relevant for off-road driving via the instrument cluster and the central Control Display. 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.


Majestic. 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.

Adapt the chassis of your BMW X6 to suit your own personal taste. A total of four different versions are available for selection.
  • The ultimate in driving comfort with characteristic BMW Dynamics: The adaptive suspension package ‘Comfort’ allows the suspension and damper settings to be individually adjusted at any time.
    The main components of the adaptive suspension package ‘Comfort’ are Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension for the rear axle. The standard setting is designed for excellent driving and damping comfort, and can be individually adjusted using the Driving Performance Control. It changes the damper characteristics via Dynamic Damper 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 are available via the Driving Performance Control. They make the damper settings firmer, which allows the car to steer more responsively, and have sportier handling characteristics overall.
  • The state-of-the-art adaptive suspension package ‘Dynamic’ allows drivers to achieve the full driving dynamics of the vehicle. Encompassing both Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive, this package is guaranteed to deliver driving dynamics that are intrinsically sporty, while maintaining superior driving comfort, which can be demonstrated by the extremely neutral steering response and minimal body roll in bends.
    The Dynamic Performance Control smoothly distributes the drive power on the rear axle between the wheels on the left and on the right. In bends, for example, the torque is increased specifically on the wheels outside of the curve for powerful traction. The result – maximum dynamics and optimal stability. At the same time, Dynamic Drive ensures that rolling motion is reduced to a barely noticeable level, thanks to active stabilisers on the front and rear axles.
    In the BMW X6 M50d, the adaptive suspension package ‘Dynamic’ expresses an even sportier note.
  • The best of both worlds. The adaptive suspension package ‘Professional’ combines the components of both the adaptive suspension packages ‘Comfort’ and ‘Dynamic’, thereby providing the ultimate in driving comfort while maximising dynamics. The vehicle's suspension settings can be individually adjusted at any time using the Drive Performance Control.
    Numerous innovative technologies are available to support extremely dynamic driving. Dynamic Performance Control, for example, distributes drive power continuously between the left and right wheel on the rear axle. For example, when driving around a bend, the torque applied to the wheel on the outside of the curve (which has better traction) would be increased. The result: maximum dynamics and optimum stability. Meanwhile, Dynamic Drive reduces body roll to a nearly undetectable minimum with stabilizers on the front and rear axles.
    This minimised body roll is particularly desirable when the driver wants more comfort-oriented characteristics. The less lateral body motion present, the more relaxed the drive. On uneven roads, the damper characteristics can be further adjusted with Dynamic Damper Control for even greater driving comfort. The air suspension for the rear axle is included in the equipment package and guarantees a constant high level of driving comfort, no matter what is being carried.
  • Increased driving dynamics: adaptive M suspension provides even more driving dynamics potential from the BMW X6. The Dynamic Damper Control and air cushioning on the rear axle are tuned to deliver exceptionally sporty driving characteristics.
    The Sport and Sport+ modes are available in the Drive Performance Control. They provide the vehicle with highly dynamic handling, as well as a tighter shock absorber setting. In addition, the vehicle is more responsive to the steering wheel and accelerator pedal. In Sport+ mode, the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) is also activated, which allows for an ambitious, dynamic drive and controlled drifting. In the BMW X6 M50d, all modes feature an even sportier basic configuration. For a relaxed drive over long stretches, the Comfort mode can be selected.

Active Steering.

The new dimension of steering comfort − the Active Steering offers precision, agility and comfort in every driving situation.
At low speeds – when urban driving, parking or driving round sharp bends – Active Steering increases the steering angle. The driver can precisely manoeuvre the vehicle with just a slight turn of the wheel, instead of having to steer arduously. This noticeably improves the agility of the BMW X6 and makes parking easier.
For greater control in the upper speed range Active Steering has a more indirect effect on the steering. As a result, the Active Steering reduces the degree to which the wheels are turned. The advantage: by being able to use larger turns of the steering wheel, the driver can control the wheels more accurately, resulting in increased stability and comfort.
Active Steering also intervenes to support the driver in the event of critical situations such as oversteer or braking on an unfamiliar road surface by dampening the yaw movements with lightning fast reaction time.
Because the Active Steering is a supplementary system with a electro-hydraulic basis and does not disturb the direct connection between the driver and the wheels, the manoeuvrability of the BMW X6 remains fully preserved even if the system breaks down. When the safety circuit in the adjustment mechanism detects any errors, a pin immediately blocks the Active Steering and returns control to the driver.