The 2013 BMW X6 carries forward an usual mix of stylistic and design elements. New details this year include a slightly wider kidney grille, repositioned fog lights, optional full-LED headlights ($1,900), and redesigned tail lights with two LED bars.
Above the beltline, the 2013 X6 is graceful, even athletic, with coupe- and fastback-like properties in its curves.
Below the beltline, it's the opposite; tall, somewhat off-road-flavored SUV cues dominate. For some, the combination is too visually incongruous, or simply too weird. For others, it's an acquired taste that improves with time and familiarity. Still others love the X6 on sight.
Dress the X6 up in X6 M guise, and it's even more striking, and perhaps even more controversial--what's a crossover doing looking like a supercar?
Inside, the X6's design is conventional, with elegantly contoured surfaces outfitted in tasteful, even classic, 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--and the tight back seat.