I make no secret of what I think about the BMW X6. It is a car of compromise, a great big oxymoron that tries to bring two opposite ends of the spectrum together resulting a car that, in my opinion at least, is distinctly average. Wearing a BMW badge it is not good enough to be average. It tries to be both a coupe and an SUV, but the shape compromises practicality. It tries to be a high riding car and an sports car, but there is too much mass for it to gain a sporty feel. It also rides too harshly for a car of this size. Looks are subjective, but in my eyes it really is ugly. Sorry BMW, you make some excellent cars but this isn’t one of them. However, you can’t argue with the BMW X6’s sales figures that have seen over 250,000 of them sold globally. Clearly there is a market for the car and so the 2015 BMW X6 is on its way.
The all-new 2015 BMW X6 retains its slightly elephant man look, but an aggressive front end makes it more palatable. Built alongside the very accomplished new X5, bolder design lines and more intricate bumpers bring it inline with the updated BMW family look. The new car is slightly bigger than the outgoing model and offers 10 litres more luggage capacity. Petrol and diesel engines will be available from launch but the most spritely of the three is the xDrive50i. Powered by a 4.4 litre V8 engine, total output comes to 443BHP and 480lb ft of torque. 0-62MPH is completed in 4.8 seconds.
The 2015 BMW X6 goes on sale in December from £51,150.