The prototype of the upcoming 2023 BMW X6 has finally been spied testing offering athletic and modern design. It’s worth mentioning that the Bavarian SUV was redesigned last year, receiving many upgrades and changes. However, for 2023, it will be carryover with some small exterior and interior upgrades. So, you can count on eye-catching styling, stunning cabin, and numerous customization choices.
Like the outgoing model, the forthcoming BMW X6 is equipped with the same 3.0-liter turbo inline-6, connected to the 48-volt mild hybrid system. Besides this engine, the manufacturer also offers 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 powering X6 M50i and X6 M models.
2023 BMW X6 Redesign
The exterior of the 2023 BMW X6 is more muscular compared to the BMW X5 model. This SUV looks much lower, and it features a sleeker roofline, giving the X6 a more unique and sportier look. On the front end, both models look the same with similar shaped LED headlights and a bulky hood.
On the other hand, on the back, we noticed many differences. First of all, the X6 looks a bit sporty thanks to new taillights, bumper, and sporty exhaust pipes. Of course, choosing either the X6 M50i or an X6 M model, you will get more aggressive styling. It’s worth mentioning that both models will come with adaptive suspensions and M sport differentials.
On the inside, the 2023 BMW X6 will receive some small upgrades, but nothing major. Like the previous generation, the upcoming one will come with the same modern layout, offering a pretty comfortable and spacious interior. Unlike its sibling BMW X5, the X6 offers less roomy cabin.
In fact, there’s 6.5 cubic feet less room in the cargo, but with the back seat folded, this SUV has around 12.7 cubic feet less space than the mentioned model. On the technology side, the BMW X6 utilizes twin 12.3-inch screens, on which one is for the infotainment, while another is for the gauge cluster. Also, all X6 models are equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth, and more.
2023 BMW X6 Powertrain Specs
Under the hood, the 2023 BMW X6 will come with three engine options. So, there are no changes compared to the previous generation. So, the base model is still using a 3.0-liter turbo inline-6, producing 335 horsepower thanks to the 48-volt mild hybrid system.
Like all X6s, this variant uses an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. Besides, BMW is also offering two more optional engines. The first one is powering the M50i using a performance twin-turbo V8 that generates 523 hp and 553 lb.-ft of torque. The X6 M is another option powered by the same engine but producing 600 hp or an astounding 617 hp when optioned with the Competition package.
2023 BMW X6 Price, Release Date
As before, the new 2023 BMW X6 will be in the same pricing range. That means xDrive40i could start at $67,000, while the more powerful X6 M50i costs around $86,000. The range-topping X6 M starts at $109,400, but wearing the Competition package, it touches $120,000.
In the same line are coupe-like performance SUV rivals such as the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe, and the top AMG GLE 63 S model. All BMW X6 variants from the latest information will debut later in the year as 2023 models.