The first spy shots of the new 2020 BMW X6 are out. However, we lack the official info about the new 2020 BMW X6 and its performance-oriented version X6M. The luxury SUV is entering the fifth year of its current, second generation. So, it is time for a refresh. A mid-cycle update will bring new features inside and cosmetic changes outside the vehicle. All in all, it will be enough to energize the nameplate and keep it modern until the next-gen model arrives.
However, we will have to wait a bit longer for the third generation. By then, the 2020 BMW X6 will revive the interest for this premium SUV. The interior will suffer the most changes. We are wondering how will Bavarian carmaker make this extraordinary SUV even more luxurious. Spy shots are not unveiling that. But, as soon as we enter 2019, more info will be available. At the moment, all we have are spy photos and rumors from various sources – trusted and non-verified.
2020 BMW X6 Spied – Here is What We Can Spot
Once again, we are coming back to spy shots of the 2020 BMW X6. These images are always causing mixed impressions. On the one hand, images are confirming the work is ongoing and the vehicle exists. On the other hand, they show just an SUV in the unknown phrase of development, hiding most details and specs.
But, the first signs are positive. There are always enthusiasts and experts that will recognize every tiny detail even under heavy camouflage. Well, the latest spy shots are showing almost unhidden 2020 BMW X6. But, we won’t buy this trick, since it is too similar to the current version. This only means the German carmaker is not unveiling all about X6. We can conclude it from the look of the front fascia, which is unchanged.
2020 BMW X6 Redesign
The mid-cycle update will refresh the appearance of the 2020 BMW X6. While most of its competitors are trying to be more aggressive, it seems like the new SUV from the Bavarian company is bolder. The camouflage can hide details, but the overall shape of the coupe SUV is now more similar to its smaller sibling X5.
We already mentioned that spied model shows no details. But, true fans spotted thicker vertical bars on the kidney grille. Besides that, the test mule is using the same headlights as before. That is not going to be the production version, though.
More updates we can spot on the rear fascia. Well, as much as BMW allows us. Taillights are taking a higher position. Those are narrower as well. Furthermore, exhaust tips are getting a new look. On the spied SUV we can see unfinished work. The new 2020 BMW X6 will definitely get some modern solution to replace the square-shaped look of the current version.
We have no clue what is BMW working inside the X6. The coupe SUV will definitely gain some space thanks to the higher rear end. Passengers on rear seats will get more headroom. The cargo area is increased as well.
But, that is almost all we can say with certainty. The 2020 BMW X6 interior will definitely suffer modifications. But the dose between total overhaul and the facelift is huge. Also, it is too early to speak about it. All we can claim without proofs is that safety and infotainment system are raising to new levels.
iDrive Infotainment System to Add Apple Carplay, Android Auto Still Unavailable for BMW
The current version of the BMW’s infotainment system will be too old for the next X6. But, there are some details regarding the addition of the most popular smartphone integration services. As you probably know, the German company offers Apple CarPlay as the optional feature, with a subscription. We can hear that the next update will include it in the standard offer. On the other hand, Android Auto is still out of the offer. Not new 2020 BMW X6, nor any other model will use this service, even after the next iDrive arrives.
2020 BMW X6 Engines and Performance
The 2020 BMW X6 redesign is not bringing radical changes for the engine lineup. The SUV will continue to use the same lineup of drivetrains until the next generation. Also, the comeback of a hybrid is not likely again.
But, let’s start with the base offer. The entry-level 2020 BMW X6 is going to get the power from a 3.0-liter engine that is capable to produce 306 hp. The xDrive35i setup will allow the SUV to develop 295 lb-ft of torque as well. Buyers will choose two- or all-wheel drive. The xDrive50i powertrain creates 450 horses and 480 pound-feet of twist. With such drivetrain, the new BMW X6 will be able to sprint to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
2020 BMW X6M – More Powerful Than Ever
Under the hood of the most potent version of the new SUV is the same 4.4-liter drivetrain as for xDrive50i. But, in this case, engineers are tuning it to deliver more power. Currently, the X6M can make 567 horses. For the 2020 BMW X6M, the energy coming out of the V-8 twin-turbo engine could rise to 600 hp. When we add 560 and more pound-feet of torque, it will be obvious why its price is so high.
Besides the drivetrain upgrades, the 2020 BMW X6M is getting a special cosmetic treatment. The overall shape is the same as for the regular model. But, the SUV add more luxury and aggressiveness. Designers are creating the vehicle which is very similar to the base model, but at the same time with the distinctive and eye-catching look.
2020 BMW X6 Release Date
The company is still preparing the new 2020 BMW X6. Its development is in advanced phrases and spy shots are confirming that. However, final touches might take some extra time. Experts believe that the new SUV will have a debut very soon. Auto shows in Los Angeles or Detroit are perfect places for the premiere. However, the German company will only present the concept and they will unveil further details towards the 2020 season. Also, the 2020 BMW X6M is not coming so quickly. The performance-oriented luxury coupe SUV will be shown late in 2019. Pricing depends on the level of changes. At the moment, there are no hints about the cost of the 2020 BMW X6 or X6M.