This coupelike sporty SUV is a derivative on the capable X5, which is a good place to start. Unlike its sibling, the X6's styling severely hampers rear visibility, cabin access, and cargo room. More than just a new body, though, the X6 is sportier than the X5, with tauter handling and a stiffer ride. Most versions are powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder, which returned 21 mpg overall in our tested X5.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 X6 to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on BMW's brand history and the similar model X5.

Overall Reliability
The 2017 BMW X6 has been recalled 2 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Recalls
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CHILD SEAT
Nov 18, 2019
Damaged lower anchor bars may increase the child's risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC. (BMW) is recalling certain 2015-2019 X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6M vehicles equipped with rear seat lower anchor bars used in securing child restraint seats. The lower anchor bars may become damaged over time when used with an ISOFIX-type, rigid-style connector, child restraint system.
What should you do:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will weld a reinforcing bracket to the lower anchor bars and the vehicle body, free of charge. Owner notification began January 17, 2020. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V823000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 32760
EQUIPMENT, TIRES
May 18, 2017
The incorrect tire size on the label does not comply with FMVSS number 110.
Summary:
BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with 21-inch tires, however the Tire Information Label states that the vehicles are equipped with 20-inch tires. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
What should you do:
BMW has notified the affected owners and is providing them with a corrected tire information placard, free of charge. The recall began June 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V327000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24
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