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2013 (63) BMW X6 xDrive M50d M Performance 5dr Auto

Harry Fairbairn Dumfries BMW/MINI
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

6.5" colour display screenBrake force display
Front/rear Parking distance controlLights on warning
M Servotronic power steeringOn board computer
Run flat tyre indicatorService interval indicator
Stop/start button 


Auxiliary input socketDAB Digital radio
Preparation for 6 CD autochangerRadio/CD + MP3

Exterior Features

Anti trapping/one touch open close front windowsAnti trapping/one touch open close rear windows
Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour rear spoiler
Chrome kidney grille with titanium vertical slatsDay running lights
Downlights in exterior door handlesElectric operated/heated door mirrors
Ferric grey mirror capsFollow me home headlights
Front and rear electric windowsFront fog lights
Heat insulating tinted glassHeated washer jets
Intermittent rear wash/wipeLeft and right single stainless steel tailpipes with black finish
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationXenon headlights + auto levelling and power wash

Interior Features

12V power point in luggage area3 spoke leather M multi-function steering wheel
4 boot load lashing points60/40 split fold rear seat back
Ambient interior lightingAnthracite Velour floor mats
Door sill finishers with BMW Individual designationDriver and passenger knee pads
Electric front seats + driver memoryFootwell courtesy lights front and rear
Front and rear cupholdersFront and rear door exit lights
Front centre armrest with storage boxFront sports seats
Front/rear courtesy lightsFront/rear reading lights
Gearshift paddles on steering wheelHeight adjustable rear head restraints
Height/tilt adjustable front headrestsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Individual anthracite headliningIndividual rear seats
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLuggage compartment lighting
Manual height/reach adjust steering wheelRemovable luggage cover
Storage box in doorsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Toolkit in luggage compartment 


Smokers pack 


ABS+ABDAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash sensor
Driver and passenger airbagsDynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCEBD + Brake Assist
ESPFront and rear head airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront passenger seat occupancy sensor
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable inertia reel front seatbelts
Hill descent controlHill start assist
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbeltsRear door child safety locks
Rear three point seatbelts x 2Warning triangle and first aid kit


Alarm - category 1Immobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking


Adaptive drive with self levelling rear suspensionDiesel particulate filter
Dynamic stability controlSports suspension


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

CO0.387CO2 (g/km)204
HC+NOx0.209Noise Level dB(A)73
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio16.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeN57D30S1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)36.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)40.4EC Urban (mpg)31.4


Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power381
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesM Performance
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage36000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)5.3Engine Power - BHP381
Engine Power - KW280Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT545
Engine Torque - MKG76Engine Torque - NM740
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed155


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/40 R20
Tyre Size Rear315/35 R20Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE-SPOKE STYLE 435 MWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2195 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)85Gross Vehicle Weight2750
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1450Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)570
Max. Loading Weight600Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2150No. of Seats4
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


By Andy Enright


Let's not beat about the bush here. The BMW X6 isn't for everyone. Fortunately for BMW, however, it's had enough about it to guarantee a steady stream of orders. Yes, many of us might wonder who these people are who walk past a perfectly good X5 in a dealership to plonk down an additional £2,000 for something with more challenging looks and less practicality, but then if everybody liked the same cars as us, we'd never manage to find any used bargains. Problem is, if you like X6s, you're not likely to find too many screaming used deals either as prices are pretty buoyant. Here's what to look for if you want to improve your chances of avoiding a dud.


The X6 first appeared in 2008 to a vaguely horrified motoring press. Here, most of us declared, was the answer to a question nobody was asking and which BMW would surely regret launching. Who on earth would want to pair the impracticality of a coupe with the size of an SUV? You lot did, that's who. The British public couldn't get enough and by 2012, BMW decided to update the X6. It's these later facelifted cars that we examine here. The mainstream range consisted of two 3.0-litre diesel models (the X6 xDrive30d and the xDrive40d), and two petrol engines (the xDrive35i and the xDrive50i). Then there was the triple-turbo M50d and the 4.4-litre twin-turbo petrol X6M. With revised styling and better efficiency, the X6 continued in much the same vein as before, eventually being replaced by an all-new model at the end of 2014.

What You Get

Even BMW dealers will freely admit that the X6 divides opinion. It's certainly not one for the shy and retiring: all your friends will have a view on whether that coupe-like tapering rear roofline really works - or doesn't. The standard 19-inch alloy wheels also lend the X6 the look of something that has just leapt straight from a designer's sketch book. Flared wheel arches, long overhangs and big front air intakes complete the aggressive look. And it's wide, 50mm wider in fact than an X5, so car washes and road width restrictors will be challenging. The styling's been tweaked in the facelifted first generation model we're looking at here, but not radically so. A broader front kidney grille and repositioned foglights both attempt to further accentuate the already prodigious width and there's the option of incorporating the LED technology used in the revised rear tail lamps into a set of optional adaptive front headlamps that glow with a cool white light. Positioned behind the beautifully grippy leather-trimmed steering wheel with its lovely gearshift paddles, you sit on supportive seats that are mounted a little lower than you might expect in a large luxury SUV, this adding to the rather disorientating feeling of sportiness. It's a cabin largely lifted straight from BMW's X5 which is no bad thing, with its iDrive infotainment system control unit on the centre console together with the electronic gear selector and the handbrake. Where you might be expecting problems though is when it comes to a seat in the rear. That tapering rear roofline has to tell somewhere and, sure enough, the really tall may well feel a little cramped. BMW has contoured the roof though to make the best of what's on offer and as a result, averagely-sized adults should be quite comfortable, enjoying decent leg and elbow-room. Only two of them could be accommodated at the back when this car was first launched but fairly quickly afterwards, BMW added the option of a three-person rear bench so that family buyers could also enjoy the X6. Out back, the boot has quite a high loading sill - it's almost 900mm off the ground. Still, once you get your stuff over it, you'll find that there's a more than reasonable 570-litres of space with all the seats in place - or up to 1450-litres if you fold the rear backrest forward.

What to Look For

The X6 is mechanically pretty solid. No significant problems have yet to be reported, although minor niggles such as blown LED lights have been reported. Be aware that the desirability of the car is very dependent on colour choice. The usual BMW advice to stick to blacks and silvers doesn't really apply to the extrovert X6 - quite the opposite in fact. Check the electronic functions work as some of these can be a very expensive fix. Also check the tyres for signs of uneven wear and look for kiddie damage in the back. Check the wheels for kerb damage as they're rather susceptible, especially when shod with ultra-low profile tyres.

Replacement Parts

(approx prices based on a 2013 X6 xDrive50i ex VAT) An exchange starter motor retails at around £245 while a windscreen will set you back around £350. Expect to fork out £475 for an exchange alternator, while front brake pads costs a hefty £150. An entire headlamp pod will relieve you of £375. Replacement xenon bulbs are £99 a pair.

On the Road

Things have moved on in terms of vehicle dynamics since BMW's first so-called 'SAV' 'Sports Activity Vehicle', the X5, was originally launched. That car was a revelation back in the Nineties and even today, remains one of the very best luxury 4x4s to drive, but the X6 is playing to a different crowd who want the raised seating position but are after an even more sporting drive. It delivers it too, thanks to what lies under the bonnet and some very hi-tech electronic trickery. Most popular with UK drivers is the 245bhp xDrive30d, though that's still good for rest to 62mph in 7.5s on the way to 148mph. Next up is the 306bhp xDrive40d, which improves those figures to 6.5s and 147mph. The heaviest hitter amongst the diesels is the astonishingly rapid triple-turbo xDrive M50d, with 740Nm of torque and 381 braked horses that'll demolish 62mph in just 5.3s and power you on to 155mph, at which point the car has to be restrained by an artificial limiter. With these diesel choices on offer, there has never been much appetite amongst UK X6 buyers for petrol power, but BMW doggedly continued to offer it in this facelifted MK1 X6. There was a 3.0-litre six cylinder 306bhp unit used in the xDrive35i and a 4.4-litre V8 powerplant found in 408bhp form in the merely very quick xDrive 50i and in frantic 555bhp guise in the flagship X6M. That X6M was a car capable of sixty in just 4.7s and uses a 6-speed auto transmission. All other variants use an eight-speed auto gearbox. All models feature four wheel drive and an innovative Dynamic Performance Control set-up. This is one of the only stability control systems in the world able to provide a stabilising effect when you get out of shape in a corner, whether or not you have your foot on the throttle. Let me explain. Go into a corner too fast and in most quality cars, there's an 'ESP'-type stability programme that uses braking on the inner wheels to 'pull' your car back into shape. Dynamic Performance Control is different. Rather than using braking, it instead sends additional wheel speed to an outer rear wheel to 'push' you around the corner. The effect is a smoother, quicker and less obtrusive way of exiting a bend.


The revised first generation BMW X6 didn't really offer too much that the original version didn't. The appeal was the same, but the look was slightly different, equipment levels were subtly tweaked and efficiency improved. The British public continued to largely ignore the petrol models, with the xDrive30d soaking up the lion's share of orders. While there is quite a lot of stock out there, the best bargains can be found amongst the xDrive40d cars, which add around 60bhp and aren't a whole lot pricier or, indeed, thirstier. Choosing this marginally more expensive variant makes sense. An X6 that makes sense. Now there's a thing.


** 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.

Hire purchase

Monthly payment£419.03
Term (months)54
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£21,998
Credit amount£18,698
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£25,928.62
Representative APR8.9%
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