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2013 BMW X6 xDrive50i SUV

2013 BMW X6 Review

(0 Stars)  An X5 with less room and a higher price.

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New For 2013
The 2013 model year, which actually began in the spring of 2012, sees few changes for the X6. Adaptive LED headlights are a new option, complementing the LED taillights. There are new exterior colors and two new interior colors: vermilion red for the standard Nevada leather and ivory white for the available Napa leather.
Overview
To hear BMW tell it, the X6 combines the presence of an X5 with the elegance of a coupe. The X6 does indeed have the presence of the X5 on which it’s based. It’s similarly sized, offers the same up-high seating position, and has four-wheel drive. As for sporty elegance, we’ll leave that to you to decide. Undeniably, the X6 is heavily restyled compared with its more conventionally shaped sibling; it has a lower roofline and a more sloped hatchback, and those changes shrink interior volume. The X6 was designed as a four-seater, although it can be had with a fifth set of seatbelts. The squashed roofline and the high beltline make the X6 hard to see out of, so the backup camera and the available blind-spot assist are essentials. The X6 has a stiff ride but it handles more like a sport sedan than a tall, heavy SUV; its sophisticated all-wheel-drive system can send power not only from front to rear but also from side to side to aid cornering. The 35i has a 300-hp, 3.0-liter turbo six; the 50i uses a 4.4-liter turbo V-8, with 400 hp. With either engine, the M Performance Package bumps up the power slightly and adds a bit of eye candy. Then there’s the X6 M, with an over-the-top 555 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque from its turbo V-8.

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2013 xDrive50i SUV Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 4.4L V 8 DOHC with Double-VANOS variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 14 MPG city, 20 MPG highway, 16 MPG combined and 359 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
22.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 400 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 450 ft lb of torque @ 1,750 rpm

'13 BMW xDrive50i SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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HID Headlights
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Hill Decent Control
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Trailer Harness
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