Since the next generation of the mid-size luxury SUV is due to 2021, the 2019 BMW X6 will bring the final redesign in the second generation. With M and hybrid model, it will be enough to keep attention. Competitors will follow details about price and release date. The next X6 will equivalent Mercedes GLE Class. Interior of the crossover takes a lot of changes, while the GVWR remains the same.
After the initial success of the X5 SUV, BMW decided to launch slightly bigger vehicle. It was an X6. The growth of this model was stunning. From concept in 2007 to production version a year after, and hybrid and M models in 2009. However, after it hit the major success, the BMW X6 started to slow down and maintain the achieved position. Now, it is one of the most famous crossovers in the world.
2019 BMW X6 Redesign
While we are waiting for the new, third generation of X6 crossover, the German carmaker will redesign the existing model. It could show us what to expect from the next SUV. However, in two years, many things are about to change, especially the high-end infotainment features.
The 2019 BMW X6 will use more lightweight materials. Aluminum and carbon-fiber are strong but still light, so these elements can replace steel in some parts. It leads to multiple benefits. The drop of GVWR is going to boost handling. Also, the crossover will gain a mile or two in MPG rating.
Furthermore, some parts, such as bumper and headlight are getting a new shape. The company leaves their kidney grille without modifications.
Inside, as always, BMW X6 will be full of the latest features and accessories. It is very hard to compete with German carmaker in this segment. Comfort and entertaining are on the highest level.
2019 BMW X6 M Package
If you are not happy with engine, specs, comfort, and styling of the regular model and you need a more aggressive vehicle, then 2019 BMW X6 M will be a good choice. Of course, the cost is significantly higher. But, buyers of this version will get a huge drivetrain with 570 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. With such breathtaking numbers, the design language must be aggressive to be compatible. Various modifications are bringing the X6 M to another level.
Return of the Hybrid Drivetrain?
One of the rumors that caught our attention is about 2019 BMW X6 Hybrid version. Well, the mid-size crossover had such edition back in 2009. However, it lasted only for a season. Now, when the entire industry is in the electrifying process, the BMW could consider the return of this powertrain type. However, this rumor is not confirmed yet. The Bavarian carmaker already offers X5 with the iPerformance package, so the next one to get it could be its bigger sibling.
2019 BMW X6 Competitors, Release Date, Price
The main rival of the 2019 BMW X6 comes from the same country. Its equivalent is Mercedes GLE Class. However, there are other carmakers with their luxury segment. But it seems like that no other vehicle can keep the pace with BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
The MSRP of the current edition is $64,000. With so many upgrades, the 2019 BMW X6 could cost over $65,000. However, it is still under GLE crossover that costs from $70,000. Fans will have to wait for a debut. The company will definitely launch redesigned X6 by the end of this year.