If it looks as if we expect the X6 is vehicular nonsense, you would be proper. There’s simply no logical purpose somebody can buy one as an alternative to any variety of extra centered luxury automobiles. The 2011 BMW X5 does not have the funky styling, however, it affords just about the identical dynamic traits with a full backseat and a large cargo space. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne is one other sport-tuned SUV with actual practicality. Must you be concerned about an actual sport coupe or sedan, a 2011 BMW 3 Series, 5 Collection, and M3 are worthy in-brand decisions. Even the odd 2011 BMW 5 Collection Gran Turismo makes extra sensible sense.
But we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that practicality will not matter to somebody who purchases the 2011 BMW X6. What’s going to matter is that it seems to be how it does and that it is a BMW. The previous is a matter of style, and the latter speaks to the model’s enduring high quality, engineering excellence, and desirability. So in that manner, perhaps the X6 makes some semblance of sense despite everything.
2011 BMW X6 models
The 2011 BMW X6 is a four-seat SUV out there in two trim types that correspond to the engine: xDrive35i and xDrive50i. The period xDrive refers to its standard all-wheel-drive system. There are two different variations of the X6, the ActiveHybrid X6, and X6 M, lined in separate mannequin opinions.
Commonplace gear on the X6 xDrive35i contains 19-inch wheels, entrance and rear parking sensors, an influence tailgate, a sunroof, computerized and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, foglights, automated wipers, cruise management, 10-way energy entrance seats, driver reminiscence features, leather-based upholstery, an influence tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the iDrive electronics interface, and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD participant, additional audio jack and HD radio. Apart from its twin-turbo V8, the xDrive50i provides 14-way “multicontour” entrance seats, BMW Help emergency telematics, Bluetooth, and also a navigation system with voice control and also real-time visitors. These additional gadgets can be found as choices on the 35i.
Performance & mpg
The 2011 BMW X6 The xDrive35i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that produces 300 horsepower also 300 pound-feet of torque. As with the xDrive50i, eight-speed computerized transmission and all-wheel drive are common. BMW estimates that the X6 35i’ll go from zero to 60 mph in 6.Three seconds. EPA gasoline economic system estimates had not been revealed at this writing; nevertheless, the associated X5 xDrive35i achieves an estimated 17 mpg metropolis/25 mpg freeway and 20 mpg mixed — spectacular given its energy.
The 2011 BMW X6 xDrive50i will get a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. It’s estimated 0-60 time is 5.Three seconds. EPA-estimated gasoline economic system stands at 13 mpg metropolis/18 mpg freeway and 15 mpg mixed.
Commonplace security options on the 2011 BMW X6 embrace antilock disc brakes, stability management, traction management, hill descent management, front-seat aspect airbags, aspect curtain airbags, and lively entrance head restraints. Additionally included is BMW‘s superior Dynamic Efficiency Management (DPC) that enormously enhances directional stability and traction by redirecting energy to particular person wheels. BMW Help emergency telematics are non-compulsory. In Edmunds brake testing, an X6 xDrive35i got here to a cease from 60 mph in a swift 111 ft.
2011 BMW X6 Driving
The 2011 BMW X6 delivers an astonishing quantity of efficiency contemplating its measurement and weight. Cornering prowess is spectacular because of an almost fair 50/50 weight distribution, extensive, sticky tires, and the Dynamic Efficiency Management all-wheel-drive system. The steering is one other standout when going quick; however, it may be a tad too heavy at slower speeds.
From the entrance seats, the BMW X6 is sort of on par with the X5 on which it is based, although sportier seats and cushioned heart console sides (to assist defend knees throughout aggressive cornering) are distinctive to the X6.
The large modifications occur behind the entrance seats, principally because of a sloping roofline that reduces rear headroom by about 2 inches. The rear seats can only accommodate two passengers, for the reason that the giant rear heart console will not be detachable. The rear seats are moderately snug, however, they lack any kind of adjustment. The dramatic roof line additionally cuts into the cargo space. Cargo capability is adequate for infrequent hauling, with a good 25 cubic ft with the seats on top, but with the back seats stowed away, the X6 only holds 60 cubic feet ft (in comparison with the X5’s 75 cubes). That is much less capability than what you will get out of a Hyundai Tucson.