The new generation of the most popular coupe crossover has been launched last year. Those who are familiar with the Bavarian carmaker know very well what’s coming in the second production year. Of course, we are talking about the famous M-badged model. The hi-performance variant will come by the end of the year and it will come with typical upgrades, though the overall design will be based on the new-generation model this time. On the other side, the rest of the 2021 BMW X6 lineup is about to remain the same.
This means you may count on a familiar design, which has been launched last year and which has brought a new platform, new styling and various other improvements, including better performances. The new model is faster and rides better, while the new 2021 BMW X6M will bring everything to the next level. We expect to see it in the last quarter of the year.
2021 BMW X6 Gets Hi-Performance Version
At this point we know that the biggest novelty for the next year will be the 2021 BMW X6 M. The Bavarian performance department will introduce a new version of the popular crossover and we count on pretty spectacular performances. The first thing that comes to mind is a new engine. We count on a more powerful version of the familiar 4.4-liter V8, which has already debuted in the X5 M model and delivers around 600 horsepower.
Of course, an upgraded powertrain isn’t the only novelty to come for the next year. We will also see various mechanical and visual upgrades. New suspension setup and brakes are some of the things that come to mind. In terms of the styling, we count updates that are typical for M-badged models. This includes a new body kit, as well as a lot of blacked details, which will replace the current chrome trim. Furthermore, count on new wheels, exclusive color options etc.
2021 BMW X6 Design
Other than the new 2021 BMW X6M model, things are expected to remain pretty much the same. This crossover has been redesigned last year so we don’t expect that anything more important will happen in the next couple of years. Therefore, expect to see a familiar design, which utilizes a new architecture, which brings improvements in all aspects. Of course, styling players a big part of this redesign. There is a new look, which doesn’t bring revolutionary changes but brings aesthetics to a higher level. The grille is bigger and bolder, while the overall appearance is characterized by more prominent details.
The interior design will also carry on without more important changes. You may count on a familiar layout, which sticks to BMW’s traditional design solutions. Therefore, everything looks minimalistic, though the overall build quality is pretty good. When it comes to spacious, both rows are generous in terms of the legroom, though the second-row legroom could be a little bit tight for some, due to sloping roof design. For the same reason, the cargo area is smaller compared to most mid-size luxury crossover.
On the other side, the list of standard equipment is pretty impressive. Even the lowest trim levels include things like a 12.3-inch touch screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay, a 10-speaker stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, multiple USB ports, push-button start, automatic climate control, a sleek 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and a panoramic moonroof. In higher trims, you can also get remote start, quad-zone automatic climate control, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, 12- and 16-speaker Harman Kardon stereos, a 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system etc.
When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with goodies a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert etc. Higher-grade models are also equipped with things like adaptive cruise control, lane keeps assist, a semi-autonomous traffic jam assist, a surround-view parking camera system, hands-free parallel park assist, a night vision camera and more.
2021 BMW X6 Engines
Other than the new M version, the BMW X6 2021 model will carry on in the same way, when it comes to powertrain options. Therefore, base models will continue with a familiar 3.0-liter turbo inline-six, which is good for about 335 horsepower. A bigger 4.4-liter V8 will be available in two output versions, with either 456 or 523 horsepower. All versions come in pair with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
2021 BMW X6 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 BMW X6 scheduled for the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 64.000 dollars. The exact price tag for the 2021 BMW X6M is still unknown, but may definitely count on six figures.