For The X6 offers strong performance across the board, a high-quality cabin and lots of standard equipment.

Against It doesn’t blend agility with ride comfort like its best rivals, and BMW’s own X5 offers everything the X6 does but with more space and practicality.

BMW X6 4x4
33 5stars

The BMW X6 is powerful, fun to drive and suitably luxurious, but unless you particularly like the X6’s looks, stick with the superior X5.

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There are 8 BMW X6 versions available

4x4 xDrive30d SE 5dr £51,400
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive40d SE 5dr £54,060
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive30d M Sport 5dr £56,100
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive40d M Sport 5dr £58,760
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive50i SE 5dr £63,320
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 M50d 5dr £67,175
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 xDrive50i M Sport 5dr £67,450
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 X6M 5dr £93,080
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There are several diesel and petrol versions of the X6, but we see little point going beyond the cheapest model, badged 30d. Its 3.0-litre diesel engine is easily powerful enough for most tastes, plus it's relatively economical. Sure, there are quicker and arguably more desirable models, but they don't make as much sense as the 30d.

All X6s come loaded with kit, including sat-nav, heated leather seats, a 20Gb hard drive, front and rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, large alloy wheels and metallic paint. We'd stick with entry-level (SE) trim, but we can see the appeal of M Sport versions, which get even bigger wheels, electrically adjustable sports seats and beefier styling.

BMW also offers so-called 'Pure Extravagance' packs for both the X6's exterior and interior, which add different wheel designs and exterior highlights, as well as finer cabin trims and leather finishes.

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