BMW X6

BMW X6

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How much does the BMW X6 cost to run?

The 3.0L diesel is the most economical BMW X6 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The BMW X6 3.0L diesel costs £200.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band G.

It does just over 47 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Jaguar F Pace 2.0L diesel and the more thirsty Audi Q7 3.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 45, which is lower than the Audi Q7 3.0L diesel, but higher than the Jaguar F Pace 3.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Hyundai Santa Fe has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model3.0L diesel
mpg36.7 - 47.1
emissions157 - 204
tax£200.00 - £325.00
insuranceGroup 43 - 50

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

BMW X6: How big is the boot?

The BMW X6 has a below average boot space (574 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 3 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 4 large bags or 4 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 6 large bags with its 889 litres.

Is the BMW X6 easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Mitsubishi Shogun.

This car is actually 87mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which BMW X6 has the best performance?

The fastest BMW X6 from 0-60, is the 3.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 740 lbs/ft torque and 381 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi Q7 5.9L diesel, which is slower by 0.3 seconds.

Engine options

model3.0L diesel
zeroTo625.2 - 7.5
torque540 - 740
bhp245 - 381

What size caravan or trailer, can the BMW X6 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the BMW X6 3.0L diesel which has 740 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 3500kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.