The current generation of BMW coupe SUV has been around for a while, so it’s no surprise that the Bavarian carmaker has decided to do a makeover. The company has prepared a set of changes for the next year, to keep this engaging SUV competitive in the segment that’s becoming more and more demoing. This is pretty much a typical mid-cycle refresh, which brings pretty comprehensive updates, mostly in terms of styling, but there are also some notable upgrades under the hood, especially for the base engine.
Despite the updates, the overall layout remains the same, so we expect to see a familiar driving experience. The cabin gets updates as well, and there are a few tech novelties, such as the hands-free driving system, the same system that’s available in the 7-Series. With all these novelties in mind, it’s no surprise that the 2024 BMW X6 comes with a slight price increase.
2024 BMW X6 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 BMW X6 gets a mid-cycle refresh, and the core of this update is the styling. The coupe SUV gets nice aesthetic updates, particularly at the front. The grille has been reshaped and now looks bolder and more aggressive. The same is true with the new headlights, which look sharper, just like the new front bumper. All this makes the new SUV look more aggressive and the new front end is perfectly complemented by a couple of new sets of wheels and a few more tweaks to the rear end. In that part of the SUV, the biggest change is the new design of the taillamps, while the rear bumper also received a few minor tweaks.
Speaking of the minor styling details, it’s good to mention that the former M50i, now called the M60i, continues with typical M upgrades, such as black exterior accents, upgraded exhaust pipes,bigger wheels, brakes, etc.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle remains the same. The X6 has always been famous for its chassis and suspension setup, for a pretty engaging handling and overall driving experience. Of course, Bavarian engineers didn’t want to change this, so it was kind of expected to see the same driving experience after the mid-cycle refresh.
Big novelties come to the inside as well. Just like most other BMWs, this one also gets the new wide panel that incorporates a couple of 12.3-inch screens, for the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment screen. A few more revisions are on the dashboard, including the lower center stack area that utilizes a little bit of different air vents. On the other hand, climate controls remain the same, while the center console does get a few tweaks.
On the other hand, the overall layout, of course, remains unchanged. There is the same seating configuration, with two spacious rows of seats. The front row is generous with space, while the seats are massive and supportive. The second row is also very spacious and we could say that the sloping roof design doesn’t affect the rear-seat headroom at all. What is affected by such a design is the cargo area, which is notably smaller and less practical than the one in the X5. In numbers, that would be around 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats, which fold down for a total capacity of 59.6 cubic feet. That’s below average for a mid-size luxury SUV.
As for the standard equipment, the 2024 BMW X6 will come standard with, as mentioned, a couple of 12.3-inch screens. The infotainment system also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while you can also opt for navigation, upgraded USB ports, wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot. Furthermore, this SUV can come with different premium audio systems, including Harman/Kardon and Bowers & Wilkins audio systems.
Of course, the list of standard and available safety features is long. Some of the highlights are standard forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and more. Among upgrades, you can find goodies like adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology.
2024 BMW X6 Engines
When it comes to 2024 BMW X6 specs, there are also some notable upgrades, especially on the base 3.0-liter inline-six, which is now good for about 375 horsepower. The M50i was renamed and now is called M60i, as the 4.4-liter V8 gets help from a mild-hybrid system. Interestingly, the maximum output remains the same.
Finally, there is the X6 M, equipped with the V8 as well, but now available only in the Competition version, with a max output of around 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.
No matter the engine choice, the 2024 BMW X6 continues with the excellent 8-speed automatic transmission from ZF.
2024 BMW X6 Release Date and Price
The new model has just had a premiere and we expect it to hit showrooms later this year. As for the 2024 BMW X6 price, base models will go around 75,000 dollars. Of course, models like the Audi Q8 and Porsche Cayenne Coupe remain the key competitors.