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18 BMW X6xDrive40d M Sport 5dr Step Auto

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

20GB Hard drive6.5" colour display screen
BMW apps interfaceBMW emergency call
BMW information plusBMW remote services
BMW teleservicesCheck control system
Electric tailgate releaseFront/rear park distance control
Lights on warningOn board computer
Outside temperature gaugePersonal Profile
Professional multimedia navigation systemService interval indicator
Servotronic PASStop/start button
Voice control system 

Entertainment

Auxiliary point for auxiliary devicesBMW professional twin tuner radio with single CD player and MP3 CD playback facility
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming and folding door mirrorsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBrake force display
Chrome exhaust tailpipesClear indicator lenses
Door mirror integrated indicatorsDouble kidney grille with high gloss black surround and black slats
Downlights in exterior door handlesElectric + heated aspheric door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with anti-trapElectric headlight adjustment
Follow me home headlightsGreen tinted glass
Headlight washer jetsHeat insulated glass
Heated washer nozzlesHigh gloss black air breather
M aerodynamic body kitRain sensor with auto light activation system
Stainless steel sill finishersXenon headlights

Interior Features

12V accessory power point in centre console12v socket in front centre armrest storage compartment
12V socket in luggage compartment2 x 12V socket in rear centre console
3 spoke sports leather multi-function steering wheel with gear shift paddles40/20/40 split folding rear seats
Ambient interior lightingAnthracite Velour floor mats
Boot lashing pointsDoor sills with M logo
Driver and passenger knee padsElectric front seats + driver memory
Front and rear cupholdersFront armrest with storage bin
Front reading lightsFront/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimming
Full black panel displayHeated front seats
Height adj rear head restraintsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Isofix child seat preparationLED footwell lights
Luggage compartment cover, removableReach + rake adjustable steering column
Storage bins on all doorsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Tilt/height adjustable front head restraintsToolkit located in luggage compartment

Packs

Extended storage pack - X6 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS
ADB - Automatic Differential BrakeAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
Brake energy regenerationCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child locks on rear doorsCrash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDSC+
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electronic brake force distributionElectronic parking brake
Front and rear head airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill descent controlHill start assist
Occupancy sensor for passenger seatPyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Seat belt force limiterSide impact protection
Tyre pressure monitorWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Locking wheel nutsRemote central locking
Thatcham cat 1 remote alarm/immobiliser 

Technical

Adaptive M suspensionDiesel particulate filter

Wheels

Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)183Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeN57D30T1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)40.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)44.1EC Urban (mpg)35.7

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power313Coin Descriptiond
Coin SeriesM SportInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0744E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.8Engine Power - BHP313
Engine Power - KW230Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4400Engine Torque - LBS.FT465
Engine Torque - MKG64.2Engine Torque - NM630
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed149

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/40 R20
Tyre Size Rear315/35 R20Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 469MWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1702Length4909
Wheelbase2933Width1989
Width (including mirrors)2170 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)85Gross Vehicle Weight2820
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1525Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)580
Max. Loading Weight715Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2105No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW X6

BMW's controversial coupe-shaped SUV returns in second generation guise. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The BMW X6 looks broadly similar than before, but don't be fooled by the lookalike silhouette. It's bigger, more powerful and more efficient than before. Love it or hate it, you have to respect a vehicle that's sold over a quarter of a million units and which has evolved into something rather special.

Background

Has there been a more divisive car than BMW's X6 launched in the last decade? There were arguments for and against the Chevrolet Volt, the Subaru Impreza caused a big kerfuffle when it went from saloon to hatch and the Posh Spice-influenced Range Rover Evoque gave the old money a fit of the conniptions but the X6 probably has them all aced when it comes to generating extremes of approval or disapproval. The original debuted back in 2008 and the formula was pretty simple. It was basically an X5 with a coupe-style sloping back. Lots of people got very aerated about this, claiming that here was a car with the handling shortcomings of an SUV coupled with the limited practicality of a coupe; the worst of both worlds. But then the X6 sold and sold in serious numbers. In fact, BMW shifted more than a quarter of a million of the things. The formula was extended, with BMW launching the smaller X4 in early 2014. Now, we get a second generation X6 that's bigger and more powerful but still more economical.

Driving Experience

You've probably got used to the X6's shape by now and you'll also have got used to BMW's spectacularly cumbersome naming conventions for its SUVs. The X6 range consists of a trio of diesel models, plus a petrol variant that's certain to remain a rare sight. It opens with the 258PS 3.0-litre six-cylinder xDrive30d. Even this one's not slow, accelerating through 62mph in just 6.7 seconds. Not quick enough? Then you might well gravitate to either the 313PS xDrive40d or the powerhouse tri-turbo 380PS M50d which will detain you for just 5.2 seconds on the sprint to 62mph. The sole petrol offering is the V8 xDrive50i that is good for 443PS and which, like the rest of the range, sends drive to all four wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The underpinnings include a combination of a double-wishbone, double-pivot front suspension and the proven integral rear suspension, patented by BMW. Improvements have been made in directional stability, the friction coefficient of the wheel bearings, tyre noise and weight, which has been reduced by two kilos on the front suspension alone. The X6 gets electric power steering including Servotronic speed-sensitive power assistance. Meanwhile, Active Steering - available as an option - also adjusts the steering ratio to the car's speed, reducing steering effort for low-speed manoeuvring. Best to try this system before you buy. Like the X6 itself, it divides opinion.

Design and Build

BMW reckons the X6 combines "the robust presence of a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle with the hallmark sporting elegance of the brand's Coupes to create an unmistakably athletic appearance". That might be the case if you consider an American football player or a pro-wrestler to be athletes. It's hefty. The silhouette looks much as before and the car squats over its wheels like Konishiki in the sumo circle. The initial shock at the car's styling has dissipated somewhat, and with the right colours and wheels, the X6 can even look quite handsome, the deeply sculpted flanks incorporating the Air Breathers which work better here than on a 4 Series Coupe. The cabin has been updated with better quality materials used throughout. There's a 10.2 inch free-standing Control Display screen linked to the revised iDrive Touch Controller operating system. The climate control and ventilation displays feature black-panel technology.There's more space inside and versatility has been improved with a 40:20:40 folding rear bench seat and a luggage bay that gets 75-litres bigger than before, now measuring up to 1,525-litres with the seats folded. That's good, but it's still about 350-litres less than an X5. That's the price you pay for the rakish rear end.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £51,000 for the xDrive30d SE, with the xDrive50i pitched at just over £63,000 and the M50d topping proceedings at around £67,000. Is that good value? It's a tough question because there's so little that compares directly to the X6. To frame those prices a little better, an X5 xDrive30d SE is almost £3,000 cheaper, so the X6 adheres to the old formula of paying more to get less. Features available include a Driving Assistant with Lane Departure Warning and a pedestrian and collision warning system with braking function. Dynamic Safety adjusts the seat belts, front passenger seat, windows and sunroof (if fitted) to the optimum position to survive an accident, while Attention Assistant can sense possible driver fatigue and issue audible and visual alerts. The Glare-free High-beam Assistant allows full beam to be maintained even when there are other vehicles approaching or immediately ahead by masking the portion of the light pattern which could blind other drivers. The BMW Parking Assistant identifies suitable parking spaces and not only steers the X6 into them but also operates the accelerator and brake, while Surround-view gives the driver a 360-degree view of the outside of the car. Internet access and Online Entertainment, giving access to 12 million music tracks, are available, while BMW Apps includes web radio, customised music programming and access to Facebook and Twitter. A Harman Kardon Surround Sound system and a Bang & Olufsen Advanced audio system also fill out the options list.

Cost of Ownership

The X6 makes a great riposte to those who still rail against big, inefficient vehicles. While it would find it difficult to deny the charge based on size, it's anything but inefficient. In fact there are some superminis that can't match the X6 xDrive30d's 47.1mpg and 157g/km. Even the M50d emits just 174g/km. That's still less than the original Ford Fiesta ST. Okay so the V8 petrol X6 xDrive50i is a fair bit thirstier, but it's 22 per cent more economical than before, with emissions pegged at a hardly catastrophic 225g/km. Where the original X6 scored was in offering those with families or active lifestyles a vehicle that didn't look as if the owner had given up and grown old. That formula's pretty durable and it's meant that used X6s attract very strong residual values. The evolutionary styling of this second generation model is likely to preserve retained prices of the original and there's no reason to think it won't follow suit with low depreciation helping to keep overall pence per mile costs manageable. Along with the ECO PRO drive functions, the MK2 X6 also comes with many other BMW EfficientDynamics features. These include Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start/Stop, on-demand operation of ancillary units, Electric Power Steering, and a variety of weight- and drag-reducing features.

Summary

When you pause to consider it, the BMW X6 shouldn't really have caused such controversy. It's a bit like getting hot under the collar about a 3 Series Coupe when you can buy a perfectly practical 3 Series Touring for less. They're not the same thing, the buyers aren't the same and BMW ought to be congratulated for having the savvy to spot this latent demand. Even if it's not your thing, and there are many who will put their hand up to that, the X6 deserves a certain measure of respect. This second generation model doesn't diverge too markedly from the template laid down by its predecessor. It's just better in every measurable regard; more powerful, more economical, quicker, bigger and less polluting. It's also built of superior materials, is arguably a bit better looking and comes with some tempting high-tech options. Admire it for what it is. The X6 isn't going away.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£599
Deposit£599
Term (months)47
Cash price£53,898
Credit amount£53,299
Guaranteed future value£25,146.63
Total amount payable£53,898.63
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge12.99p per mile
Representative APR0%
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