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The driving dynamics of the BMW X6.

The striking design of the BMW X6 is truly unmistakable. However, in the end, one factor above all else is absolutely crucial - the driving feeling. What does moving this powerhouse actually feel like? The chassis of the BMW X6 sets new standards. BMW xDrive guarantees outstanding traction, whatever the weather, whatever the road surface. This is accompanied by excellent directional stability and an agility that instantly enthrals. Options include adaptive suspension packages and Active Steering – for even more driving pleasure.

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IMPRESSIVE. IN EVERY MOVEMENT.The driving dynamics of the BMW X6.


Discover design and driving dynamics of the BMW X6.


Discover design and driving dynamics of the BMW X6.

BMW X6 M50d.

The new BMW X6 M50d benefits from the unique expertise of BMW M engineers, with a special, fine-tuned powertrain, suspension and design. The end result is an vehicle that offers an exhilarating combination of sheer dynamism, comfort and everyday usability.

  • M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine

    The BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine with triple turbocharger combines impressive performance with power that persists right up to the highest engine speeds.
    This power train from the EfficientDynamics engine family features CommonRail direct injection and a three-stage turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, which result in lightning-fast responses and very high torque even at low engine speeds. At speeds between 2,000 and 3,000 rpm, the maximum torque of 740 Nm is available. The 3.0-litre engine produces its maximum output of 280 kW between 4,000 and 4,400 rpm. The new BMW X6 M50d accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. This impressive performance with a combined fuel consumption of 6.6 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 174 g/km displays an outstanding relationship between dynamics and efficiency, and emphasises once again that BMW is renowned when it comes to engines.

  • Exterior

    The M genes of the BMW X6 M50d create an air of dynamic superiority at the very first glance. The sporty design stands out thanks to a number of distinctive and exclusive details.
    These are provided in part by contents of the M Sport package, which comes as standard, such as specific front and rear bumpers as well as BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line.

    Even when viewed from a distance, the BMW X6 M50d stands out from the rest. The specially developed styling of the optional 20" light alloy wheels make it easy to pick out in a crowd. The Ferric Grey surrounds in the large specific air inlets in the wide front apron enhance the imposing presence of the vehicle. Eye-catchingly sporty exterior mirror caps, also in Ferric Grey, are more than equal to any headwind. Outstanding features at the powerful rear include the prominent ‘X6 M50d’ lettering in dark Chrome and the special tailpipe surrounds in high-gloss Black, which further emphasise the dynamic presence.

  • Interior

    The contents of the M Sport package create a unique atmosphere in the BMW X6 M50d - the symbiosis between sportiness and elegance.

    As soon as you’ve opened the driver’s door, the ‘M50d’ lettering on the door sill finishers catches your eye immediately. With its high-quality materials and unmistakable ambience, the interior reflects the unadulterated driving pleasure experienced in the BMW X6 M50d. The M leather steering wheel provides a gripping sensation in more ways than one, allowing the BMW X6 M50d to be under precise control at all times. The 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission Steptronic with integrated shift paddles you to change comfortable or sporty gear changes (in line with your personal preference) and ensure even greater driving pleasure. For adrenalin-rich cornering, the made-to-measure ergonomics of the sport seats in the Alcantara/leather anthracite combination guarantee optimal stability.

BMW xDrive.

The intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive system adapts perfectly to even the most challenging road surface conditions, ensuring outstanding traction at all times.
With xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the new BMW X6 remains directionally stable and on track. Split-second response times allow xDrive to distribute drive power flexibly between the two axles for optimum grip. In this way, xDrive combines the advantages of all-wheel drive, traction, directional stability and safety with classic BMW agility.

  • xDrive status

    With xDrive Status, drivers always see the big picture and a clear message even in difficult situations. The driver can access data relevant for off-road driving via the instrument cluster and the central Control Display. In addition to an easily readable compass (only in conjunction with Navigation System Professional), it also shows the car's angle of inclination and cross slope, both in degrees and visually in a 3D display.


The chassis is specially tailored to the new BMW X6 and impresses with excellent road-holding, perfect handling and outstanding agility. At the same time, top-class comfort is guaranteed at all times. With its Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes, Dynamic Damper Control enables driving characteristics to be individually adjusted. The wide track and five-arm rear axle of the new BMW X6 allow bends to be taken at high speed with minimum body roll.

Dynamic Damper Control adapts the damper characteristics to suit the individual driving situation, ensures an exceptionally smooth ride and boosts driving dynamics. Along with the standard Comfort setting, which minimises disruptive vehicle movements, two other programmes are available. They are the Sport and Sport+ modes. They automatically provide the vehicle with tighter shock absorber settings and guarantee even sportier driving fun.


Adapt the chassis of your new BMW X6 to suit your own personal taste. A total of four different versions are available for selection

  • Comfort

    Experience the ultimate in driving comfort with characteristic BMW driving dynamics in the adaptive suspension package ‘Comfort’. It allows the suspension and damper settings to be individually adjusted at any time.

    The main components of the adaptive suspension package ‘Comfort’ are Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension for the rear axle. The standard setting is designed for excellent driving and damping comfort, and can be individually adjusted using the Driving Experience Control. It changes the damper characteristics via Dynamic Damper Control. The air suspension for the rear axle is included in the equipment package and guarantees a consistently high level of driving comfort, no matter what is being transported.

    When more dynamic suspension settings are desired, Sport mode and Sport+ mode are available via the Driving Experience Control. They make the damper settings firmer, which causes the car to steer more responsively, and to have sportier handling characteristics in general.

  • Dynamic

    Experience state-of-the-art driving dynamics with the ‘Dynamic’ adaptive suspension package, which allows drivers to achieve the full driving dynamics of the vehicle. Encompassing both Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive, this package is guaranteed to deliver driving dynamics that are intrinsically sporty, while maintaining superior driving comfort, as evidenced by the extremely neutral steering response and minimal body roll in bends.

    The Dynamic Performance Control smoothly distributes the drive power on the rear axle between the wheels on the left and on the right. In bends, for example, the torque is increased specifically on the wheels outside of the curve for powerful traction. The result is maximum dynamics and optimal stability. At the same time, Dynamic Drive ensures that rolling motion is reduced to a barely noticeable level, thanks to active stabilisers on the front and rear axles.

    In the new BMW X6 M50d, the adaptive suspension package ‘Dynamic’ expresses an even sportier note.

  • Professional

    Discover the best of both worlds with the ‘Professional’ adaptive suspension package, which combines the components of both the ‘Comfort’ and ‘Dynamic’ adaptive suspension packages, thereby providing the ultimate in driving comfort while maximising driving dynamics. The vehicle's suspension settings can be individually adjusted at any time using the Driving Experience Control.

    Numerous innovative technologies are available to support extremely dynamic driving. Dynamic Performance Control, for example, distributes drive power continuously between the left and right wheel on the rear axle. This means, when driving around a bend, the torque applied to the wheel on the outside of the curve (which has better traction) would be increased. The result is maximum dynamics and optimum stability. Meanwhile, Dynamic Drive reduces body roll to a nearly imperceptible minimum with stabilisers on the front and rear axles.

    This minimised body roll is particularly desirable when the driver wants more comfort-oriented characteristics, because the less lateral body motion present, the more relaxed the drive. On uneven roads, the damper characteristics can be further adjusted with Dynamic Damper Control for even greater driving comfort. The air suspension for the rear axle is included in the equipment package and guarantees a constant high level of driving comfort, no matter what is being transported.

  • Adaptive M suspension

    Adaptive M suspension extracts even more driving dynamics potential from the new BMW X6. The Dynamic Damper Control and air cushioning on the rear axle are tuned to deliver exceptionally sporty driving characteristics.

    The Sport and Sport+ modes are available in the Driving Experience Control. They provide the vehicle with highly dynamic handling, as well as a tighter shock absorber setting. In addition, the vehicle responds even more directly to the steering wheel and accelerator pedal. In the Sport+ mode, the Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) is also activated, which allows for an ambitious, dynamic drive and controlled drifting. In the new BMW X6 M50d, all modes feature an even sportier basic configuration.

    For a relaxed drive over long stretches, the Comfort mode can be selected.


The Active Steering offers a new dimension of steering comfort with precision, agility and comfort in every driving situation. At low speeds, such as while urban driving, parking or driving round sharp bends – Active Steering increases the steering angle.
The driver can precisely manoeuvre the vehicle with just a slight turn of the wheel, instead of having to steer with difficulty. This noticeably improves the agility of the new BMW X6 and makes parking easier.

For greater control in the upper speed range (from approx. 120 to 140 km/h, depending on the model and calibration), Active Steering has a more indirect effect on the steering. As a result, the Active Steering reduces the degree to which the wheels are turned. The advantage is that by being able to use larger turns of the steering wheel, the driver can control the wheels more accurately, resulting in increased stability and comfort.

Active Steering also intervenes to support the driver in the event of critical situations such as oversteer or braking on different road surfaces by dampening the yaw movements, for example, with lightning fast reaction time.

Because the Active Steering is a supplementary system with a hydraulic basis and does not disturb the direct connection between the driver and the wheels, the manoeuvrability of the new BMW X6 remains fully preserved even if the system breaks down. When the safety circuit in the adjustment mechanism detects any errors, a pin immediately blocks the Active Steering and returns control to the driver.