BMW Australia has announced the pricing and standard specification of its updated X6 ‘coupe SUV’ range ahead of first arrivals in the third quarter of 2023.
Pricing for carryover X6 variants has gone up by $8000, with the range now starting at $140,900 before on-road costs for the xDrive30d.
As previously reported, all powertrains now have a 48V mild-hybrid system featuring an electric motor integrated with the transmission that can boost up to 9kW and 200Nm. There’s also a new eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission.
The X6 range is now headed by a new M60i variant, replacing the M50i, which is priced from $178,900 before on-road costs.
There’s no M Pure variant for this updated version, following the axing of the 1 Series, 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series and X2 M Pure variants locally.
The X6 M60i‘s new 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine produces 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque – just like the old V8.
The xDrive40i has a new-generation 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six petrol engine producing 280kW and 520Nm of torque – up 35kW and 70Nm on the old engine. The 48V mild-hybrid system allows torque to be boosted to as much as 540Nm.
The xDrive30d’s 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline-six has received upgrades, including steel (instead of aluminium) pistons and a new common-rail direct injection system. Total outputs are 219kW and 670Nm, with a 0-100km/h time of 6.1 seconds.
All models come with adaptive suspension, with adaptive air suspension optional. The M60i also gains BMW’s Integral Active Steering.
Inside, the X6 adopts the BMW Curved Display which comprises a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen situated in the same assembly.
The infotainment system runs on the latest BMW Operating System 8 which features cloud-based navigation, and BMW has reduced the amount of switchgear in the cabin with more functions now controlled exclusively via the touchscreen or using voice prompts.
There’s also a new ambient light bar running across the passenger side of the dash.
The X6 is distinguished externally by new, slim headlights with arrow-shaped LED daytime running light elements.
It will now exclusively be offered globally with the M Sport package, already standard fit across the local range.
- 2023 BMW X6 xDrive30d: $140,900 (+$8000)
- 2023 BMW X6 xDrive40i: $144,900 (+$8000)
- 2023 BMW X6 M60i: $178,900 (NEW)
All prices include LCT but exclude on-road costs.
The 2023 BMW X6 xDrive30d is powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six turbo-diesel engine with a mild-hybrid system producing 210kW of power and 650Nm of torque.
This is 15kW and 30Nm more than the pre-update model. BMW claims the X6 xDrive30d can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 6.1 seconds.
The X6 xDrive40i is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six cylinder petrol engine with a mild-hybrid system producing 280kW and up to 540Nm.
This is 30kW and 90Nm more than the pre-update model. BMW claims the X6 xDrive40i can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.4 seconds.
The X6 M60i is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with a cross-bank exhaust manifold and a 48V mild-hybrid system which produces 390kW and 750Nm of torque.
These outputs mirror the previous X6 M50i model. BMW claims it can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.3 seconds.
All BMW X6 models are mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.
BMW Australia hasn’t detailed fuel economy figures for the updated X6 range yet.
The BMW X6 measures in at 4935mm long, 2004mm wide, and 1696mm tall, with a 2975mm wheelbase.
The boot measures in at 580L with the second row of seats upright, which can be expanded to 1530L with them folded.
Servicing and Warranty
The BMW X6 is now backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty like the wider range.
Service pricing for the 2024 model hasn’t been confirmed, but on the pre-update car BMW Australia offered Service Inclusive pre-paid packages that covered the first five years of 80,000km – whichever comes first.
The standard Service Inclusive Basic cost $2750 on the pre-update X6.
The BMW X6 hasn’t been tested by ANCAP and is therefore unrated.
The 2023 BMW X6 range comes standard with the following safety features:
- Driving Assistant Professional
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Front cross-traffic alert
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Steering & Lane Control Assist
- Lane-keep assist
- Side Collision Warning
- Crossroads warning
- Evasion aid
- Parking Assistant Plus
- Rear parking sensors
- Reversing assistant
- Surround-view camera
- Drive recorder
- Remote Theft Recorder
The 2023 BMW X6 xDrive30d and xDrive40i come standard with the following features:
- 21-inch alloy wheels
- Power tailgate
- Illuminated grille
- Panoramic sunroof
- Adaptive LED headlights
- Blue M Sport brakes
- Adaptive M suspension
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- DAB+ digital radio
- Satellite navigation
- Connected Drive package
- Head-up display
- Wireless phone charger
- Three-zone climate control
- Keyless entry
- Digital Key Plus
- Push-button start
- M leather steering wheel
- Verino instrument panel
- Anthracite headliner
- Verino upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Electric seat adjustment
The X6 M60i adds:
- 22-inch alloy wheels
- M Shadowline lights
- M exterior Shadowline highlights
- Adaptive M suspension
- Integral active steering
- M Sport differential
- M Sport exhaust system
- Metallic paint
- Soft-close doors
- Harman/Kardon 16-speaker sound system
- Four-zone climate control
- Leather dash
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- M seat belts
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