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Long Term Review (3 Years Plus)

4.4ltr Petrol, and 2 tonnes of fun

BMW X6 Review

X6 (E71 facelift 2012) | 50i (407 Hp) xDrive Steptronic


Car Owner Reviewer -
April 7, 2020, 9:29 p.m.
Reviewer's Score

9.0

Practicality and Comfort (10.0)
Performance and Handling (9.0)
Reliability and Running (6.5)
Looks and Style (9.5)
Features and Technology (10.0)
Model Avg. 9.0 Generation Avg. 9.0 Engine Avg. 9.0

The Review

Long Term Review (3 Years Plus) SUV-Coupes BMW X6 X6 (E71 facelift 2012) 50i (407 Hp) xDrive Steptronic

This was a great car, fast with really good sound from the v8


Summary

I had this car for around 5 years. A white X6 50M sport, which was a 4.4 litre bi-turbo with loads of power and loads of fun.

Practicality and Comfort

High driving position, but with the comfort of any other luxury car. This was a 5 seater as I paid for extra seats. Good boot space all around. Leg and head room was good. Quite a big car for London driving, but no issues parking. Cameras all around the car. Electric everything. Heated steering wheel was amazing.

Performance and Handling

V8 engine was great. 4.4 bi-turbo was sharp and responsive. Very nice rumble from the V8 engine.

Reliability and Running Costs

As always, I had the service pack, so no issues with costs. Petrol was pretty expensive as it was a V8, so you should only buy if that is not a problem. Tires are run flats was a bit of a problem sourcing them from what I hear. Never needed to change them though in the years I had the car.

Features

BMW individual sound system was amazing. Subs built under each seat. 360 camera. Fully loaded with all the toys that you could expect.

Would I recommend it? YES

Definitely recommend this car, especially the new one out. This was my second one, and I only because I switched to I8s that I didn't buy another.

BMW X6

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