2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i AWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I6 Overview
2014 BMW X6 Overview
The popular BMW X6 is offered once again for the 2014 model year. This historic year marks the beginning of the second generation for this vehicle, and it is now more aggressive in terms of styling and performance than ever before. Interested buyers can expect to see this version of the X6 hit the market along with the other new 2014 models, right after the summer months.
New for 2014
The 2014 model year introduces the second generation for the BMW X6. There are a few changes consumers can expect.
- Slightly larger body
- More aggressive styling
- More legroom in the rear seat
The 2014 BMW X6 is the first of the second generation for this sporty SUV and coupe hybrid. Introduced to appeal to buyers looking for the function of a SUV and the sporty look and feel of a coupe, the X6 certainly has the body design to look more at home on a race track than a dirt track. For this model year, BMW has given the X6 quite the makeover in terms of aggressive styling. While past models were certainly sporty looking, the 2014 version looks downright mean. It still features the classic BMW look with kidney-shaped dual grille design and the BMW emblem prominently placed on the hood. It also sports hard, distinctive lines on the hood and door panels and loses much of its curved, bulbous appearance from previous years. While it is strictly classified as a luxury SUV, the X6 has more of a look reminiscent of a four-door coupe or muscle car of old.
Interior & Cargo
The 2014 BMW X6 is as exciting on the inside as it is on the outside. It is solidly constructed with high-quality materials typically found in BMW products. The X6 is intended to be the sporty option in the luxury SUV market, and this concept is reflected in the cool, comfortable, refined, yet austere interior design. Unlike previous years, the 2014 X6 has been revised to provide more legroom in the second row seat, making it more comfortable for taller passengers to ride. The front seats retain their highly contoured design with plenty of padding, and the center console is designed for driver and front seat passenger’s comfort, particularly during cornering.
Drivers are sure to appreciate the sleek and easy to use layout of gauges and controls. This vehicle is also equipped with the iDrive user interface most recent BMW vehicles have. This system is a bit tricky to learn on the surface, but once the learning curve is over, most find it to be intuitive and useful for keeping tabs on things on the road.
Let’s face it, most X6 buyers aren’t looking at it for the traditional SUV features including cargo space. With the rear seat in the upright position, it does offer up about 25 cubic feet of space, average for this segment. With the rear seat folded down, the X6 provides a relatively limited 60 cubic feet of storage space, below average for the class.
BMW has a long reputation for producing vehicles of high quality with distinctive body style and plenty of power and performance. It is also known for supplying its products with state-of-the-art standard safety features. The 2014 BMW X6 is no exception in this category. BMW tempers the power and performance of this coupe-like SUV with anti-lock brakes, a brake drying system, and the expected assortment of airbags. Airbags are located in the traditional front side and full-length side curtain positions. Stability and traction control are standard safety features as well. Adaptive taillights warn other drivers to quick, unexpected braking when flashing. The included BMW assist emergency communication system is in place to contact emergency personnel in the event of an accident, assist with stolen vehicle recovery, and call for on demand roadside assistance. Buyers considering the 2014 BWM X6 will also be pleased to learn the vehicle in past years has scored very well in the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s crash tests.
As in previous years, the 2014 BMW X6 is going to be offered in two trim levels, the xDrive35i and the xDrive50i. The number refers to the engine under the hood. The xDrive35i is equipped with a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine capable of a smoking 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The larger xDrive50i is outfitted with a 4.4-liter, V-8 engine with the capability of 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. In either trim level, this vehicle is more than capable of competent and sporty driving on the interstate and many secondary roads. However, the X6 isn’t fond of slower speeds, and in those circumstances, such as parking lots and residential roads, you will notice the X6’s size and height.
Key Competitors of the 2014 BMW X6
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- Infiniti FX35
- Porsche Cayenne
- Land Rover Range Rover Sport
The 2014 BMW X6 has 3 models that range from $60,800 - $60,800. The 2014 X6 is a suv with all wheel drive that gets between 17 mpg (city) - 24 mpg (highway) fuel efficiency using a 3.0L I6 engine. The 2014 BMW X6 has a seating capacity of 4/5, wheelbase is 115.5 inches, cargo capacity of 25.60/59.70 cu.ft., and ground clearance of 8.40 inches. Choose one of the trims like the 2014 xDrive35i AWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I6 to get specific details on prices, rebates, and warranties.