When you‘re within the 2014 BMW X6, it should not be born from a need for performance or a very invigorating drive. The X6’s low, sloped rear roof restricts rear headroom and tremendously decreases cargo room in comparison with different midsize crossover SUVs. Now, there isn’t any denying that the X6 handles remarkably effectively for such a big, heavy car. It additionally strikes with authority because of its turbocharged six- and eight-cylinder engines. However, is it as enjoyable to pilot as a standard sports coupe or sedan? Hardly.
2014 BMW X6 models
The 2014 BMW X6 is a midsize crossover SUV with coupe-like styling. It seats 4 individuals customary, and a non-obligatory center rear seat will increase the capability to 5. There are two fashions: xDrive35i and xDrive50i.
The xDrive35i comes customary with 19-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, foglamps, auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, an influence liftgate, and entrance and rear parking sensors. Inside you get dual-zone computerized local weather management, heated 10-way energy entrance seats (with four-way energy lumbar), driver reminiscence settings, and leather-based upholstery. Electronics options embrace the iDrive interface, Bluetooth connectivity, BMW Help emergency communications, and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD participant, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack, and an iPod/USB audio interface.
The xDrive50i provides an extra highly effective engine, 16-way “multicontour” entrance seats with adjustable bolsters, and a navigation system. The upgraded seats and nav system are non-obligatory on the xDrive35i.
Performance & mpg
The 2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. It was that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive and eight-speed computerized transmission are customary on each X6. BMW estimates that the X6 35i’ll go from zero to 60 mph in 6.Three seconds. EPA-estimated gasoline financial system stands at 20 mpg mixed (17 metropolis/24 freeway).
The BMW X6 xDrive50i will get a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 good for 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. BMW says it’s going to hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. On the gasoline pump, you are 17 mpg mixed (14 mpg metropolis/21 mpg freeway). If this form of energy nonetheless leaves you wanting, there’s additionally a 555-hp X6 M that’s lined in a separate evaluation.
Each 2014 BMW X6 consists of stability and traction management, antilock brakes, computerized brake drying, entrance facet airbags, and facet curtain airbags. Additionally customary is the BMW Help emergency communications system, which supplies computerized crash notification, stolen car restoration, and on-demand roadside help. Non-compulsory security gear features a lane departure warning system and side-view, rear- and top-view parking cameras.
The 2014 BMW X6 supplies spectacular efficiency. Acceleration is brisk with both of the obtainable engines, and the X6 has excessive dealing with limits while you‘re charging round turns. However, you may always remember that that is nonetheless a giant and heavy car, particularly should you‘re driving on slender, winding roads. In regular driving, although, the X6 is loads snug. Wind and highway noise are minimal and the suspension does an incredible job of absorbing highway imperfections.
2014 BMW X6 Interior
From the entrance seats, the 2014 BMW X6 is almost identical to the outgoing X5 upon which it’s primarily based, although sportier seats and a cushioned design for the middle console (defending knees throughout aggressive cornering) are distinctive to the X6. In BMW vogue, the supplies are top-notch and all the pieces are put collectively superbly. The iDrive interface works effectively for controlling and adjusting the entire X6’s programs, although in our expertise it sometimes takes a number of extra clicks and twists of the management knob to get what you need; some rival programs are simpler to make use of.
The X6’s sloped roofline is, in fact, the entire level of the car, but it surely does cut back rear headroom by a number of inches in comparison with the X5. In customary type, the rear seat has a big heart console and accommodates simply two passengers; you may decide to have a three-person bench as a substitute. The outboard rear seats are moderately snug, however, they lack any form of adjustment.
The dramatic roof line additionally cuts into the cargo space. Cargo capability is adequate for infrequent hauling, with an honest 25 cubic toes with the seats up, however, with the rear seats stowed, the X6 holds solely 60 cubic toes, which is under common for a midsize luxury crossover SUV.