The driving dynamics of the BMW X6.


The driving dynamics of the BMW X6.

IMPRESSIVE. IN EVERY MOVEMENT.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: 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 enthralls.[1]

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Discover design and driving dynamics of the BMW X6.


Discover design and driving dynamics of the BMW X6.

BMW X6 M50d.

The 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 automobile 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 thrust 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 responsiveness 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 (381 hp) between 4,000 and 4,400 rpm. The 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 has legendary skill when it comes to engines.

  • Adaptive M suspension

    With its M Performance specific settings, the adaptive M suspension ensures that the characteristic agility of BMW X models is geared to even more sportiness. The Dynamic Damper Control and air cushioning on the rear axle are tuned to deliver exceptionally sporty driving characteristics and ensure precise, finely-controllable handling properties.
    The adaptive suspension package ‘Dynamic’ gives the BMW X6 M50d maximum agility, precision and lateral dynamics. M Performance specific Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive guarantee even more neutral steering and reduce body side tilt on bends.

  • 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 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 Steptronic sport transmission 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 leather anthracite guarantee optimal stability.

BMW xDrive.

The intelligent BMW xDrive 4-wheel drive system adapts to even the most challenging road surface conditions, always offering outstanding traction. With xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the 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

    A clear message even in difficult situations: With xDrive Status, drivers always see the big picture. 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, it also shows the car's angle of inclination and cross slope, both in degrees and visually in a 3D display.


Majestic: Thanks to its wide track and five-arm rear axle, the BMW X6 impresses with excellent road-holding. At the same time, it is extremely comfortable – with no compromises in dynamics.


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

  • Dynamic

    State-of-the-art driving dynamics: The adaptive suspension package ‘Dynamic’ 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 – 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 BMW X6 M50d, the adaptive suspension package ‘Dynamic’ expresses an even sportier note.

  • Adaptive M suspension

    Increased driving dynamics: adaptive M suspension extracts even more driving dynamics potential from the 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 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 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 new dimension of steering comfort − the Active Steering offers 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 arduously. This noticeably improves the agility of the 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: 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 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.