For If the X6 isn't the best-driving 4x4, it's very close to it; it has remarkable agility. It's refined, too, and surprisingly economical for such a quick, heavy 4x4
Against There are just four seats, and the sloping roofline means that head- and legroom suffer. Diesels are slightly coarse.
The X6 is superb to drive, blending strong acceleration with the agility of a sports saloon. The four-seat layout and high prices count against it. The entry-level diesel is our pick
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Any X6 demands certain compromises. For example, rear headroom is tight for six-footers and the boot is small. If that doesn’t put you off, though, there’s a lot to enjoy.
For starters, there’s no such thing as a slow X6. Even the smallest diesel, the 30d, shifts with real vigour, although it can sound a little gruff when really pushed.
Stepping up to the 40d means even more punch, with only a slight penalty at the pumps.
You’ll be stopping to fill up rather more often in either of the petrols. The 35i strikes the more sensible balance between performance, price and economy, but the (very expensive) 50i is savagely quick. There’s only one trim level across all models, and it’s well equipped.
The worthwhile BMW Service Inclusive package covers servicing costs for five years/60,000 miles for a one-off payment. It’s transferable to future owners, which helps resale values.
This may be the least expensive X6, but buyers aren't missing out. It's still a quick, exciting and well equipped car, with the bonus of lower emissions and better economy.