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“Plan on $80,000 for one with all the goodies”
Car and Driver
“there's even a heater for the [steering] wheel”
“better than ever as well”
The 2009 BMW X6 offers every imaginable luxury and technology feature, but ordering them sends its price skyward.
“The X6 also comes with every other conceivable kid of gizmo, which while impressive, would make us worry about buying an X6 as a used car in a few years' time,” Jalopnik warns. Upmarket options include a high-end audio system, a navigation system, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a choice of interior wood trims. “There's even a heater for the [steering] wheel if you desire,” Truck Trend says, and in between the rear seats, there’s a “handy console for drinks and gear.”
Car and Driver points out base prices of about $53,000 for the six-cylinder X6 and $64,000 for the V-8 version. Adding in Sport packages, navigation systems, and top-line stereos and the lesser version can top $70,000, they note. “Plan on $80,000 for one with all the goodies,” they add.
BMW’s controversial iDrive controller takes charge of the audio, climate, and navigation systems. And while it’s still a focal point for criticism in most of the reviews TheCarConnection.com sampled, one review thought it had improved. “The iDrive is better than ever as well,” Jalopnik believes. “Spend a few minutes getting used to it and you'll be rewarded with rapid, intuitive access to all the vehicle's settings.
The 2009 BMW X6 can be fitted with most every luxury option, but it gets very expensive.