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  • Have you guys sat in an x6?!!? I cant wait to see it in person i have been following that car since the first spy shots 2 years ago!! Please if anyone knows how to see one, or if any dealer has one in inventory post how to see it!
  • donchardonchar Posts: 22
    Any truth to the word on the street that given the lack of appeal, dealers are receiving less than their usual quota, to generate the appearance of "unavailability"? Dealers are quoting at a premium to give it the M3 type of hype?? Frankly, I'm waiting 6 months to a year before thinking about this, let someone else be the guinea pig that pays 110%!
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
    It looks awkward in pictures and some find it hideous, but the 2008 BMW X6 50i isn't nearly as warped when you see it in person. It's kind of a supermodel from behind, with a slim, narrow roof at the top and curvaceous hips at the bottom. Designers call this sort of thing tumblehome, and an SUV without it looks like a refrigerator.

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  • Uh, I hate to say this but it looks just like the AMC Eagle of yesteryear. It really is quite a homely looking vehicle. :(
  • ethanp71ethanp71 Posts: 1
    I just saw one of these wrapped up in its undercover testing body panels in Westlake Village, CA over the weekend. It was sitting next to a new X5. Looked to be about the same size overall and about the same ground clearance, only the X6 was much shorter.
  • pat911pat911 Posts: 2
    I have to agree with the article - these are much nicer in person than in pictures. I saw one at the Detroit Auto Show and I thought it was actually very striking. The rear view is the best- it's very wide and aggressive. It might not be as utilitarian as a regular SUV, and personally I would prefer the X5, but it's actually a cool looking vehicle in person.
  • jrynnjrynn Posts: 162
    Leaving aside the debate over the vehicle's looks, it's the sort of vehicle that makes me wonder "what's the point?" Posts 3 & 4 both identify what's wrong with the X6 Same high stance as an SUV only without the same interior space.

    So, you GIVE UP utility and GIVE UP handling and gas mileage.

    Who's the target buyer?
  • pat911pat911 Posts: 2
    I agree that the target buyer is hard to figure, but I bet they're out there. It could be somebody who walks onto the lot looking for a 5 series, but sees this instead. Besides losing the fifth seat (and how many 5 series owners are regularly carrying five people?), it's at least as useful as a 5 series. Plus it's a lot more of an attention getter - and don't underestimate the importance of that for somebody looking to buy a BMW. Or it could be somebody who thinks the X3 is too small and the X5 too big. I don't really know who it will be. But I do know that there are a whole lot of folks out there driving Suburbans and Silverado's who don't need those either, so trying to figure out who is going to buy the X6 based solely on its measurables probably won't get you very far. It's a BMW - people will buy it.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    let someone else be the guinea pig that pays 110%!

    Well i guess then some1 paid. 1 of my near neighbors got a brand new shiny bmw x6 35i in silver.

    When i saw it I just wanted to stand and keep looking for a while :blush:

    I am not sure but since i didn't see his merc S class I think he traded in.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    My mistake didn't traded his S class still has it.

    When i use to see the picture of the x6 it felt it would be like infiniti fx but in real its a lot different but definitely not for every1.

    I think family should stick with the x5.
  • chaddy75chaddy75 Posts: 48
    the first run being potentially problematic (as the case with most first-run BMW's). Wait until both engines have had their first year runs, and test-drive an X-6 to make sure the interior space is not going to be an issue.

    Being problematic that really makes me nervous which i am getting use to hearing abt bmw now and then.

    The front space isn't much different than the x5 but back will certainly be not as comfy as a x5 and with only 2 seats less head room.


    I just sold my BMW and it was first year model. I will NEVER buy a BMW first year model again. Too many problems and the value went down, down, and down. I lost so much money b/c of getting a bad rap. ....it's such a shame!
  • dcharledcharle Posts: 1
    Any truth to the word on the street that given the lack of appeal, dealers are receiving less than their usual quota, to generate the appearance of "unavailability"? Dealers are quoting at a premium to give it the M3 type of hype?? Frankly, I'm waiting 6 months to a year before thinking about this, let someone else be the guinea pig that pays 110%!

    That's exactly what I heard too, production is slow either intentionally or they're having technical issues. Dealers are saying that supply will be very "limited". what a load of blatant hype. I'm not crazy about the price either. I could get a lot more car for $55-65K.
  • cntradcntrad Posts: 3
    We've all heard some first run horror stories. but just how common is it these days, especially with bigger brands? i would imagine that they've put the car through almost any imaginable scenario. anyways. just want to get some thoughts espcially as it relates to BMW.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    I just sold my BMW and it was first year model

    Which class was it?
  • cntradcntrad Posts: 3
    Is it true that the V8 version release has been delayed several months??? Are they having problems with this model already? I'm half interested in the V8 model, but I'm beginning to think this would be a bad move.
  • pakman4pakman4 Posts: 3
    I just got back from test driving the X6. The six cylinder model has good acceleration and is very comfortable. I own a 2004 545 so I feel I can rate this vehicle which I would give a 9 out of 10 for ride and drive. It had the sport package and active steering.

    The good: A very good turning radius, great breaks, nice sport seats, very nice fit and finish.

    The Bad: I'm not so sure about the styling, but that could just be me.

    If I optioned the six cylinder the way I want it, it would list around 63k.

    The eight would be around 74k.

    The dealer said the eight is scheduled to be out in October.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    This will make you the first person test driving the x6 here.

    So will you be getting the x6?

    How good is the acceleration 0 to 60 in your opinion?

    I am beginning to think how good is the v8 than the inline 6 cylinder just faster :confuse:

    From what i heard the v8 will be available in july !!!
  • cntradcntrad Posts: 3
    I just test drove one an hour ago. I was so psyched about this car before today. Overall it's a niche car, and you'll feel either extreme bout the styling, kinda like the TT when it first came out. Acceleration wise, you could feel the pull for about 2.5 secs. but for some odd reason, 2nd gear was extremely sluggish. Not sure what happened. Interior is definitely smaller than expected. Standard features are bare, and expect to pay about 20% of base for a nicely loaded. At that price point, it's way overpriced for what it offers. I think I'm not going move forward with this car. It's too much wow at first and blah after.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    Thanks for the review.

    What was the 0 to 60 ?

    So I assume you won't be getting this car then what are your other choices?

    I think the new infiniti fx50 will be nice

    There is always a cayenne which people say is ugly :confuse:

    It's too much wow at first and blah after.

    Really that doesn't sound nice abt this SAC.
  • donchardonchar Posts: 22
    Ok. I'm deciding between the V8 and a used Cayenne turbo S (2006). They will price out within 5% of each other. I need advice. Which would be better overall value?
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    Ok. I'm deciding between the V8 and a used Cayenne turbo S (2006). They will price out within 5% of each other. I need advice. Which would be better overall value?

    First of all if you want new there is a newer Cayenne turbo S 2009 coming in august. price will be high,So the new GTS or the Turbo is an alternate

    I say don't get an old car whatever you decide get something new.
  • anon3anon3 Posts: 147
    I've been following X6 development closely for over a year. I saw the first one last August on the BMW center test track in Spartanburg, SC. Recently, I test drove the 3.5. My sales person let me take it out for a few hours one afternoon (instead of the usual 10 minute test drive. Buying 10 BMWs from the same sales person tends to put you at the top of their list.)

    I have always been a fan of the X5 and I like the X6 even better, especially after seeing it up close and in person. The photos make it appear smaller than an X5, but in person it is NOT a small vehicle. While I loved the exterior in person, it has a downside. The cargo floor and rear hatch are higher than the X5's, which you would not expect from the photos of the sloped rear roof. The combination of sloped roof and higher cargo floor produce a very small and dark rear window that greatly reduces visibility from the rear-view mirror. The demo vehicles all had light colored interior and I expect that a black interior will create a very dark and cavern-like cabin, so I will steer clear of my usual black leather interior choice.

    Handling was excellent for a vehicle of this size and weight and I think it handles noticeably better than the new X5. The published performance numbers for the X6 six cylinder are 0 - 60 in 6.5 seconds, essentially the same as the V-8 4.8i X5. Performance felt very adequate and it was all too easy to hit 90 mph. I will wait to order the turbo V-8, but I could easily live with the X6 3.5.

    There literally was a crowd of people surrounding the X6 in the show room. Judging by their comments, the X6 will attract a lot of attention if not buyers. I'm still not sure who the X6's target market is, but it was a hit with the show room crowd that seemed to be mostly 20 and 30-something professionals.

    Since you can buy a well equipped X6 for the same price as a 535xi wagon or an X5 3.0, I suspect it will sell pretty well at that price point to people who want to drive something different, but don't want to give up the convenience of an SUV and who don't have a large family to haul. Just how big that particular market is remains to be seen.
  • corlt1corlt1 Posts: 29
    When I saw the pictures, it looked small. Yesterday, I saw the real thing and it looked massive and sporty at the same time. Drivers were trying to manuever through traffic to get close to it. For the remainder of my commute home, I was wondering, "What was the point?" Today, I looked at all the X6 videos on youtube and realize, that this vehicle has an emotional appeal that interests me. I'm just wondering what the resale value would be on a what's the point vehicle.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    So, you GIVE UP utility and GIVE UP handling and gas mileage

    I could agree with utility and gas mileage but its consider to be 1 of the best handing SAC.
  • johna4johna4 Posts: 1
    I have been following the X6 for the last several months.
    My local dealership in NJ had 3 that just came off the truck.
    The service guy parking them said all were sold. There were 2 black and 1 with a greenish Hue.(I believe the color is called Tasman metallic) The color was gorgeous.

    The car looks incredible in person. I love it. Aggressive and bold styling.
    When the service guy was moving the X6 it had an amazing engine sound.
    I have 15 months left on my Range Rover Sport lease. I think I will get out of the lease a few months early to get into the X6.

    I haven't been this excited about a car in a long time.

    Good luck to all
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  • carnut86carnut86 Posts: 16
    I have to agree with you johna4, the car looks incredible in person. I stoped pass my local dealer to check out the ne m3 convert, and they had one X6 on the lot fully loaded in black. I was blown away. when I looked at the pics in the C&D, R&D etc I thought it was a waste of metal. but when you see it in person it hits you like a ton of bricks. Good job BMW!
  • burgh210burgh210 Posts: 1
    I have only seen the X6 in red and light green. I am in the process of ordering one in Black.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    but when you see it in person it hits you like a ton of bricks

    It sure does.

    have only seen the X6 in red and light green. I am in the process of ordering one in Black.

    I have seen red black and silver .

    Some guy in my area already got 1 in silver whenever I see it go pass by my home It looks amazing :surprise: :surprise:
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
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