BMW X6 Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 5
First production year: 2008
Engines: Mild hybrid, Mild hybrid diesel, Diesel, Gasoline, Hybrid diesel, Hybrid
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)

2023 - Present

BMW introduced the first generation of the X6 in 2007, and its coupe-like shape shook the world since, after all, it was a high-rider. But despite the world financial crisis from those years, customers bought it. Thus, by 2020, the car had already reached its third generation. But the automaker had to refresh it, and in February 2023, it launched the facelifted version for it. Thus, just like its X5 sibling, the X6 featured went through some mild changes to the car's exterior, some significant upgrades on the interior, and an electrified engine range. At the front, the X6 received...

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mild hybrid engines:

BMW X6 M60i xDrive 8AT AWD (530 HP)

BMW X6 xDrive40i 8AT AWD (380 HP)

mild hybrid diesel engines:

BMW X6 xDrive30d 8AT AWD (298 HP)


2019 - 2023

It was the bold move no-one thought was going to become a trend-setter more then a decade ago when BMW launched the first generation of the X6. The SUV-Coupe (called by the Bavarians Sport-Activity-Coupe) was followed a decade later by more than one competitor. But the real star of the SUV-coupe segment, was and remained the X6. In 2019, BMW decided to come with a new generation. Now it is even bolder and meaner. As a plus, the Bavarians added some bling-bling equipping the car with 22” rims and lights in the front-grille. Inside, there is room for 5. The first generation had 4 individua...

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diesel engines:

BMW X6 M50d 8AT AWD (400 HP)

BMW X6 xDrive 30d 8AT AWD (265 HP)

hybrid diesel engines:

2014 - 2019

Coming with a more robust design and outstanding performance, the 2015 BMW X6 strengthens its position as a leading exponent of exclusive driving pleasure in the segment. The bold muscular exterior of the new BMW X6 blends with the sporting elegance typical of the brand’s Coupes. The interior combines generous space with model-specific sports features and a luxurious ambience, while attractive design and equipment packages further highlight the exclusive style of the new BMW X6. Individual requirements in terms of ride comfort and sports performance can be fulfilled with the chassis packages...

REVIEW: 2015 BMW X6   full description and technical specifications

2010 - 2014

Although not a proper facelift, BMW fielded a new diesel engine lineup for 2010 and introduced the ActiveHybrid version of the X6 in late 2009, dubbed the most powerful production hybrid in the world at the time. The normal X6 model received two uprated diesel engines, namely the 30d and the 40d with 245 hp and 306 hp, respectively. While the car remained the same in appearance, the ActiveHybrid variant boasts some distinctive design features, like the prominent Powerdome engine lid, “ActiveHybrid” logos, specific 19-inch alloy wheels and an exclusive exterior paint called Bluewater meta...

REVIEW: BMW X6 ActiveHybrid   full description and technical specifications

2008 - 2009

The 2008 BMW X6 was a game-changer like the first generation of the X5. The big, coupe-like SUV, started a trend that was followed almost a decade (or more) later by its main competitors. The 2008 BMW X6 was based on the BMW X5 platform but had a modified all-wheel-drive system and that transformed it into a faster SUV on the corners. The BMW actually referred to the vehicle as a SAC – Sport Activity Coupe. The X6 had an aggressive look and the descending roofline amplified the sporty look. For some people, it was hard to understand that X6 handling was actually in the performance-car...

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