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The 2012 BMW X6's design is controversial, but for those that come to like it, it can pay dividends.
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While automakers are keen on this fashionable cross-breeding, we're not particularly thrilled with the result.

Looking at the X6 from the outside, you immediately think sporty SUV.
Motor Trend

If you took BMW's Z4, raised it up and lengthened the rear quarters to add two more doors, you would get something of the X6's profile.

When folks first happen upon BMW’s peculiarly proportioned X6, they can’t get over its skyscraper butt.
Car and Driver

Quite a departure from other BMW vehicles, the exterior styling is both loved and hated, depending on who you talk to.
Automobile Magazine

BMW's X6, reviled by some and inexplicable to many, is an oddball--an outcast. But for those that come to know it, it's also oddly attractive.

Above the beltline, the 2012 X6 is athletic, with a coupe-like profile mixed with hints of hatchback or fastback sedan. Below the beltline, it's the opposite: high-riding SUV cues dominate. For some, the combination is too illogical, too visually incongruent. For others, it's an acquired taste that improves with time and familiarity. For everyone, it's striking--particularly in high-performance X6 M guise.

Inside, the X6's design is much more conventional, with elegantly contoured surfaces outfitted in tasteful color schemes, and rich materials. The layout itself is perhaps more sedan-like than you might expect for an SUV-like vehicle, particularly the high-mounted center console.


The 2012 BMW X6's design is controversial, but for those that come to like it, it can pay dividends.

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