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2013 BMW X6 Review

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The 2013 BMW X6 finally has some serious competition in the coupe/SUV segment, but remains one of the most impressive sport crossovers around.

Bizarre, unique, stylish, silly--whatever you think of the 2013 BMW X6, chances are you've noticed it on the street. It's that sort of head-turning design, a mashup of form factors, and BMW's underlying excellent X5-based platform that makes the 2013 X6 so magnetic.

As a cross between a luxury sport coupe and a crossover, the X6 doesn't have many direct competitors. In terms of handling and performance--particularly the X6 M model--there are only two or three real alternatives to the 2013 X6. But does that mean it's worth buying?

Perhaps. The standard X6, the xDrive35i, gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged in-line six-cylinder under the hood, rated at 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. That's plenty of power, but not really enough to seem truly quick for a vehicle of this size. The X6 xDrive50i, however, gets a 400-horsepower, 400 pound-foot 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that motivates the X6 with more than mere adequacy. Step up to the X6 M's 555-horsepower output from a similar twin-turbo V-8 engine, and you have all you could ask for and then some.

Handling is carlike, with good steering feel and surprisingly little body roll, though again, the X6 M is the standout here. With massive tires, a stiffer suspension, and upgraded electronic controls, the X6 M does things no utility or crossover should--and does them with apparent ease.

Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS have crash-tested the 2013 BMW X6, though the structurally similar X5 scores top marks of "good" according to the IIHS. Safety features include driver and passenger dual-stage front airbags, front side airbags, head protection system (HPS), adaptive brake lights, active head restraints in the front seats, battery disconnect in the event of an accident, anti-theft alarm, and BMW Assist with Bluetooth.

Features, options, and equipment are abundant: standard 10-way power-adjustable driver's and front passenger's seats, wood trim, a wide range of interior colors and materials choices, a 10-speaker sound system, iPod/USB connectivity, and all the power accessories and adaptive/automatic features you'd expect in a modern luxury SUV.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
For 2016 BMW X6

didnt disappoint

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i recently got the 2016 bmw x6 and it was a joy to drive. its much fun looking compared to the serious x5. the 252 horses on my 3.0 diesel is already more than enough. on feel, the car seems heavy as it... + More »
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
For 2015 BMW X6

THIS CAR IS ALL OVER THE ROAD. It will literally switch a 1/2 lane without you moving steering wheel. Called BMW, Service agreed and said its the nature of the car.

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This car will literally switch lanes WITHOUT MOVING STEERING WHEEL. You cannot rotate tires so plan on putting tires on it within 15000 miles. called BMW service they agreed and wain it was the nature of the... + More »
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Friday, October 2, 2015
For 2015 BMW X6

love my new bmw this is #8 bmw I buy best ever

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Very impressed still trying to figure out the computer on the darn thing love the ride interior is outstanding
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