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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 12 18 $50,806 $55,050
4WD 4-Door 12 17 $53,662 $58,150
AWD 4-Door 35i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 15 20 $51,430 $55,900
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 12 18 $61,320 $66,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,806
$51,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,050
$55,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$918 / month
$932 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A novel idea (unless you know the old AMC Eagle), the 2009 BMW X6 strikes us as a good-looking car flawed by its mismatched personalities.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 48.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.5 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 40.4
Third Head Room (in) 35.9 -
Front Hip Room (in) 61.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 188.7 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 63.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) 60.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.1 59.9
Passenger Capacity 7 4
Third Leg Room (in) 32.2 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 206.9 192.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 77.8 66.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.5 67.2
Wheelbase (in) 123.2 115.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.8 78.1
Track Width, Front (in) 67.5 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 97.1 59.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 56.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.02 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 1.2 13.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0 22.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.8 42
Tires
Spare Tire Size P275/60R20 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/60R20 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P275/60R20 P255/50R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5705 4894
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8 19 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPI FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 393 @ 3400 300 @ 1400-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.6L/339 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5200 300 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.52
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.34
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Infiniti QX56 BMW X6
Body Style 4 Door 4dr Sports Activity Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Integrated
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 22.2 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 23 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 3
 
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