The current generation of the popular coupe crossover has been around for a while and the latest reports suggest that the Bavarian carmaker is preparing a facelift for the 2023 model year. This clearly indicates that the 2022 BMW X6 is about to come without more important changes. We expect to see a familiar layout, though there is always a chance to see smaller updates, such as new color options and new standard features. Other than that, things will remain the same.
This means that you may count on a crossover that has a lot of things to offer. Besides the attractive design, it offers a pretty amazing engine lineup, along with excellent handling and overall ride quality. Furthermore, we like the cabin design, as well as the long list of standard and available features. On the other side, the biggest complaint goes to the small cargo area.
Since there are no significant changes to come, we expect to see the 2022 BMW X6 sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2022 BMW X6 Redesign
The current generation of the popular crossover has been around since 2019, so we can say it is still pretty fresh. It features BMW’s latest technologies, based on a new CLAR platform, the same one the underprints the X5, as well as most other models in the lineup. Design-wise, the front end looks pretty much the same as the one on the X5. Of course, the key difference comes in the form of a sloping roof, which provides that coupe-like layout and makes the vehicle look sportier.
Considering that the facelift is planned for 2023, we are pretty sure that the 2022 BMW X6 won’t feature any bigger updates. The best we could see is the addition of a new color option or two, though even that doesn’t sound particularly likely.
Once again, no bigger changes are about to come. Not only that the current generation is still pretty fresh, but the current cabin looks really impressive. We particularly like the dashboard, which features high-quality materials but doesn’t look too kitschy like some rivals. Instead, the overall layout is quite simplistic and looks very elegant.
Besides, high overall quality, this cabin is also quite spacious and comfortable. We particularly like the driving position, which is excellent. The front seats are massive and supportive, excellent for long trips. On the other side, taller passengers may struggle with headroom in the second row, due to the sloping roof layout. For the same reason, the rearward visibility isn’t particularly great.
Of course, the coupe layout also means that this SUV isn’t very practical, especially when it comes to the cargo area. You may count on about 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats upright and 59.6 cubic feet with those seats folded. That’s way below-average ratings in this segment.
The next year could bring a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment but are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. The current model is already equipped pretty well. It comes standard with goodies like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, HD Radio, satellite radio, 10 speakers, Bluetooth, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, a hands-free power liftgate, and a panoramic moonroof.
Of course, the possible novelties are on the current list of options. There, you can find goodies like quad-zone climate control, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, hand gesture recognition, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, and a 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins stereo.
2022 BMW X6 Engines
This part of the 2022 BMW X6 will definitely remain untouched. Therefore, base models will feature a well-known 3.0-liter inline-six, which puts out around 335 horsepower. It offers more than good dynamics and most drivers should be satisfied with it. If not, there is also a 4.4-liter V8, which comes in three output versions. The M50i is good for 523 horsepower, while the genuine M model offers a max output of 591 horsepower. Finally, there is the Competition package, which brings various upgrades including a power boost. So, the max output goes up to 617 horses.
All models come in pairs with the excellent 8-speed automatic transmission.
2022 BMW X6 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 BMW X6 sometime late in the year, with a starting price of around 66.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Audi Q8 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.