2010 BMW X6 M

At a Glance

Pricing $57,000 - $89,200
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.0l I6, 4.4l V8 HEV T, 4.4l V8 T
Transmissions A6, A7, A8
Fuel Economy 12-17 (city), 17-23 (highway)

The BMW is a highly specialized alternative to the X5. BMW stylists replaced the wagon-like backend and third row seat with a sharply raked fastback profile. The result defies categorization. The X6 has the all-wheel-drive and tall stance of an SUV, but little of the utility. Inside there is seating for four and a shallow storage area in the hatch. The X6 comes with a variety of powertrains ranging from the six-cylinder XDrive35i to the X6 M which is powered by a 555-bhp V8. BMW even offers a hybrid version, which pairs a V8 with an electric drive system, boosting fuel economy from 14/20 (xDrive50i) to 17/19. Neither of which come close to the 16/23 MPG rating of the six cylinder. Like other BMW vehicles, the X6 has a long list of technological features. Prices range from about $60,000 to over $90,000.

What Changed:

The xDrive35i and xDrive50i models switch to an eight-speed automatic.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
X6 xDrive35i 3.0l I6 (300-bhp) A8 AWD $57,000
X6 xDrive50i 4.4l V8 T (400-bhp) A8 AWD $67,700
ActiveHybrid X6 4.4l V8 HEV T (400-bhp) A7 AWD $88,900
X6 M 4.4l V8 T (555-bhp) A6 AWD $89,200