2024 BMW X6 Price, Release Date, Redesign – Nearly 15 years after the introduction of the BMW X6, the German carmaker can confidently declare that the once-bizarre SUV-coupe combination was a triumph. Mercedes, with their GLE-Class Coupe, and many other companies have copied its design. As a result, the current generation of the X6 has been given a slew of revisions for the 2024 model year. In addition to its updated exterior design, the inside now features BMW’s cutting-edge Curved Display, bringing it in line with other recent models. The upgraded 4.4-liter inline-six tops the M60i’s 523-horsepower V8 in the base X6. While the X5 continues to dominate the market for mid-size luxury vehicles, the X6 remains popular with a niche group of buyers searching for something unique.
BMW refreshes the X6 for 2024 with new front and rear fascias, improved lighting (both front and rear), restyled wheels, and a more powerful base engine made possible by a new 48-volt hybrid system. The X6’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine now produces 375 hp, while the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 maintains its previous year’s output of 523 hp. The M60i is a rebadged version of last year’s M50i with a focus on performance. It features a more aggressive engine, black exterior elements, four exhaust tips, and an M emblem on the grille. We initially tried BMW’s new flagship luxury sedan, the 7-series, and were impressed by its hands-free Highway Assistant feature; now, that same technology is available in the X6.
The X6 M60i’s 523 horsepower may provide for louder exhaust notes and more powerful acceleration, but we don’t believe the significant price difference is justified. The X6 40i with six cylinders is the better option for our money. It’s worth the extra money to have the M Sport package, which includes a more stylish body kit and exterior trim, an improved exhaust system, a sportier suspension, and a different steering wheel.
2024 BMW X6 Redesign
Exterior changes for the 2024 BMW X6 include slimmer headlights with arrow-shaped daytime lighting components and the new standard M Sport Package. The octagonal design element below the kidney grille, the pronounced side apertures, and the abundant glossy black trim are all included in this package. In addition, there are M-specific side skirts and alloy wheels with all-season run-flat tires measuring 20 inches in diameter, with larger wheel sizes available up to 22 inches. At the rear, the sloping roofline returns, and the tailgate area has an updated take on the L-shaped taillights seen on countless BMWs before it. Finally, the M60i trim level of the X6 adds a blacked-out rear diffuser, quad exhaust tips, and M-specific mirror covers. Here, a black spoiler provides this V8 vehicle with an additional aggressive touch.
The BMW X6 is offered in various hues, including some brand-new options. Metallic colors like Blue Ridge Mountain, Brooklyn Grey, Skyscraper Grey, and Frozen Pure Grey are among them. However, when it comes to the M60i, the Isle of Man green color stands out. For a price, of course, you can get your BMW in any of the other 40 BMW Individual colors coming soon. Customers who wish to go all out with the blacked-out appearance can do so by ordering the M Sport Professional Package. When requested, a black chrome trim is added to the exhaust tailpipes, the headlights are dimmed, and the kidney grille surround is painted black.
The new BMW X6 SUV is the same size as the old one. It had a wheelbase of 117.1 inches and overall dimensions of 195 by 70.9 by 60.9 inches. Although the primary all-wheel drive and raised ground clearance of 8.5 inches make this vehicle better suited to paved roads than the Land Rover Ranger, the latter should still be used for more extreme off-roading. This specific X6 weighs 5,002 pounds for the xDrive40i, 147 pounds more than the similar 2023 model. The X6 M60 xDrive, with its V8 engine, is heavier than the outgoing M50i by 185 pounds.
The 2024 BMW X6 cabin, like those of other recent BMW models, looks and feels familiar. Two 12.3-inch digital screens dominate the dashboard, and high-end materials and soft-touch surfaces are found throughout. While the panel itself is sleek, the gauges are a hot mess. The head-up display, which can be purchased separately, is a welcome simplification. The remaining switchgear is organized as well. BMW’s gesture controls, which let you adjust the stereo’s level by waving your hand in front of the infotainment screen, are standard but extra features. Also included are 16-way power-adjustable front seats, programmable ambient lighting, heated front cushions, and passive entry, among many other conveniences. In the backseat, two adults can ride in relative comfort, but head- and legroom are reduced by about two and three inches, respectively, compared to the boxier X5. Carrying capacity is also reduced in the X6’s rear seats. We could only fit nine pieces of carry-on luggage in the back, whereas the X5 could fit eleven.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are built into the 12.3-inch standard touchscreen infotainment system. It operates through numerous features such as traditional buttons, voice instructions, a rotary controller on the central console, and even hand motions. Crisp graphics and prompt responses are hallmarks of the company’s iDrive interface, although the interface’s multiple layers of menus might be confusing to some users. In addition, BMW provides optional extras, including a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging, and upgraded USB ports. Besides the M60i’s basic Harman/Kardon sound system, the X6 also accepts upgrades to the even more impressive Bowers & Wilkins system.
The 2024 BMW X6 now boasts a more robust basic engine. The engine is still a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder, but it has been updated with a 48-volt mild hybrid system for improved performance. In this configuration, an electric motor producing 12 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque is coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Recent improvements to the camshaft control and ignition system, among others, allow the newest six-pot to produce 376 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 40 horsepower and 51 pound-feet over the outgoing model. The maximum torque of the system increases to 398 lb-ft after the mild hybrid system has been installed. The standard X6, only offered with xDrive all-wheel drive, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph when fitted with performance tires. The 48-volt battery in the energy compartment powers the mild-hybrid system, which in addition to delivering a power boost, also improves the vehicle’s autonomous start/stop and coasting capabilities.
The M60i drive is the only other option for an X6. A brand-new 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine provides the necessary 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. While it features the same eight-speed automatic and 48-volt mild hybrid system as the earlier M50i, the M60i’s outputs are identical. The X6 M60i shares its engine with the X5 to sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds. BMW has also paid particular attention to the handling of the SUV. Integral Active Steering is now standard on the M60i and allows the rear wheels to turn in the same or oppose direction as the front wheels, making the car more elegant and reducing the turning circle when parked. The business also claims that this technique makes lane changes at more incredible speeds safer. In addition, the M60i comes standard with an M Sport differential and M Sport brakes.
Despite the new BMW X6’s improved mild-hybrid system, the SUV is heavier than before, so fuel economy may remain the same. The final tally will be known once it’s released officially. The EPA-estimated mileage for the 2023 X6 xDrive40i was 21/25/23, while the M50i achieved 16/22/18. The X6 has a combined gas mileage of 23 miles per gallon and a 21.9-gallon gas tank, giving it a range of about 503 miles.
2024 BMW X6 Release Date and Price
The base xDrive40i model of the 2024 BMW X6 starts at an MSRP of $73,900. The X6 has the M Sport Package as standard, which is why it costs $6,400 more than the corresponding X5 while having the same engine and more capacity. In the United States, the price tag for the X6 M60i xDrive with the potent V8 engine is a hefty $93,600. A $995 destination and handling fee is not included in either of these prices. Since BMW X6 production is scheduled to begin in April in South Carolina, we expect a release date sometime in the second quarter of 2023. They are both produced at the same plant in Spartanburg; therefore, their release dates will coincide.