The SUV Coupe class, which no one foresaw a bright future, is becoming a polygon in which modern technology collides. As one of the pioneers, the 2019 BMW X6 has enough advantage in front of the competition. However, other companies are also on the way with their models. But, the American “X” project of the largest Bavarian carmaker is exacerbating year by year. It is a phenomenon of the success of European philosophy in the US and the world market. A few million X-series units produced in the factory in North Carolina have a strong competitor in X6.
Generally speaking, the new X6 in the second generation is basically positioned on the platform of the X5. Two crossovers share a lot of things, from the engine, to software elements. However, unlike the previous model that presented the luxury coupe version of the X-5, the 2019 BMW X6 will suffer a dramatic turnaround in a clear profile of its character. Separation from the X5 was subtle, micro surgical precisely and boldly because the cut was performed in the most sensitive place.
2019 BMW X6 Appearance
Wide, muscular, and dynamic. Even if you don’t want, you will turn around for 2019 BMW X6. With Alpine White white color, which offers curiosity and tranquility, the SUV gains an aggressive character. However, already after the first sight, it’s clear that the second-generation BMW X6 has the most important thing – attitude. The crossover combines the power of the X-series model with a coupe sporty style. It is difficult to decide what is the most impressive – powerful profile, big wheels or a striking front. Or it might be because of LED headlamps, fog lights and rear spaceship lights?
Facelift and Changes
The exclusive sporty look of the 2019 BMW X6 is dominated by high-quality artwork. The interior of the SUV pays a lot of attention to details. The strength of his character is hiding in every accent, which ultimately boosts the luxurious impression.
Interior of the new BMW X6
The cockpit is completely oriented towards the driver. The 2019 BMW X6 is a SUV coupe limousine, but is primarily a driving car. We can’t wait to see the new driver’s seat. Ergonomics were great, with superb comfort, firm, luxury feeling, and transparent dashboard view. The multifunctional display is ease to operate. It is hard to miss anything on a large 10-inch diagonal screen. The iDrive controller is also available on the central console. It has 7 keys for direct controls of the radio, phone, map and other functions.
2019 BMW X6 driving expectations
Thanks to a big torque output, and not so power level, driving pleasure on the X6 gets the highest grade in the SUV category. It is characterized by an ambitious throttle, work and power reserve, that can be precious at some points. Although the maximum speed is limited to 140 mph, the X6 performs well. Easy acceleration, especially at medium speeds in overturns, will be carried over to 2019 BMW X6. The ride is going to be quiet and comfortable. At 1,600 rpm the cabin will be absolutely silent.
Engine and Specs
The 2019 BMW X6 will keep the drivetrain configuration from its predecessor. However, some changes are possible. So, the base unit will be a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with turbocharger. This unit is paired with an 8-speed auto transmission, and it can gain 300 horses. Driver will have choices in 5 driving modes. With a new air suspension, engineers could tune 2019 X6 to work even better.
On the 2018 year model we can also find 4.4-liter V-8 turbo engine. However, it is still questionable if this mill will re-appear on the next crossover. Its 450 horses would be a great loss, but the company is considering some changes. No other petrol or diesel unit is coming for 2019 BMW X6. Instead, we could see an SUV coupe as plug-in or hybrid model.
Addition of the hybrid engine would improve the fuel economy of the 2019 BMW X6. Buyers appreciate this, although luxurious SUV is pretty expensive. According to some rumors, the German carmaker has a goal to make this crossover run 37 mpg. However, this story is somehow far-fetching. It would be a 10 mpg jump from the current level. However, with all tuning, we would be happy to see 2019 BMW X6 goes around 30 mpg on highway.
2019 BMW X6 Competition
Of course, the biggest rivals for the 2019 BMW X6 will come from Germany. Mercedes-Benz is responding to all these upgrades with GLE Coupe. On the other hand, Audi is also working on Q5 crossover coupe, while Q4 is slightly smaller than X6. There are also VW and Honda models on the way.
Base model of the 2019 BMW X6 will cost around $64,000. However, buyers will be able to tune it and make better, outside and inside. Also, current model with V-8 unit costs $80,000. This is probably going to be a price of the hybrid model, or substitution for 4.4-l unit.