It has been called an oddball, an outcast, a bender of genres. But whatever you call the BMW X6, which has elements of coupe, sedan, SUV, and sports car running through its hoses, you'll find it fits a niche you didn't know was there. As such, it competes with a wide range of vehicles, from the Land Rover Range Rover to the Infiniti FX and the Porsche Cayenne.
Above the beltline, the 2011 BMW X6 is an athletic, coupe-like hatchback or sedan. Below the beltline it's all high-riding SUV. Some people will love the combination, others won't. Inside, the design is much less controversial and much more conventional BMW, though the high-performance X6 M may take the carbon fiber-look panels a bit far. TheCarConnection.com notes that the high-mounted center console gives a tighter, closer feel to the cockpit than you might expect from a large vehicle.
The overall effect of the half-sport-coupe, half-SUV X6 is divisive: some find it macho, manly, and bold; others find it too much of too many things to be attractive at all. There isn't much grey area.