2014 BMW X6 Review

The BMW X6 often attracts praise and criticism in equal measure. It's arguably one of the most misunderstood SUVs in the market due to its ambiguous body style. BMW later branded it as a Sports Activity Coupe but the confusion still persists. To some, the X6 is nothing more than a glorified hatchback and to others, it’s a dynamic SUV with outstanding agility and sportiness. Regardless of the dichotomy, the X6 is an excellent SUV that is best suited for people with an urban lifestyle that requires minimal off-road travel. It competes with the Mercedes Benz GLC, Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5.

Detailed Review

The BWM X6 is a five seater coupe SUV that has been in production for three generations from 2008 to present. The first generation known as the E71 was in production from 2008 to 2014, the second generation known as the F16 was in production from 2015 to 2019 and the third generation known as the G06 has been in production from 2020 to present.
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The 2014 BMW X6 is built on the X5 platform and they share many components such as the drivetrain and suspension. The X6 aims to tap into the growing market of urban dwellers who desire an SUV styled car that is not necessarily an off-roader.

In the UK, the 2014 BMW X6 is offered with a choice of 4 engines; these are a 3.0-Litre 306 HP petrol engine, a 4.0-Litre 407 HP petrol engine, a 3.0-Litre 245 HP diesel engine, a 3.0-Litre 306 HP diesel engine and a 3.0-Litre 381 HP diesel engine.


2.0-Litre 143 HP turbo diesel engine, a 2.0-Litre 184 HP turbo diesel engine, a 3.0-Litre 258 HP turbo diesel engine and a 3.0-Litre 313 HP turbo diesel engine. These are linked to a range of automatic transmission options and available only in 4WD(xDrive).

2014 BMW X6 Engine Classifications

  1. xDrive35i – 3.0-Litre 306 HP twin scroll turbo Petrol engine
  2. xDrive50i – 4.0-Litre 407 HP twin turbo V8 Petrol engine
  3. xDrive30d – 3.0-Litre 245 HP turbo diesel engine
  4. xDrive40d – 3.0-Litre 306 HP turbo diesel engine
  5. M50d – 3.0-Litre 381 HP turbo diesel engine

2014 BMW X6 Grades

  1. BMW X6 xDrive35i/50i – This grade comes with 19-Inch alloy rims, automatic two-zone air conditioning, Cruise Control with brake function, Dynamic performance control, DAB tuner, Eight-speed Sport automatic transmission with electronic gear selector and Steptronic, Park Distance Control(PDC), servotronic steering, automatic tailgate, Xdrive all wheel drive with variable torque splic, Xenon headlights
  2. BMW X6 xDrive30d/40d – This grade adds Kidney grille, chrome with Titanium veticals slats, six cylinder in-line diesel engine with common rail technology, turbo.
  3. BMW X6 M50d – This grade adds 20-Inch alloy rims, adaptive Drive, door sill finishers with M50d designation, gearshift lever with M designation, headlining Anthracite, M leather steering wheel, M Servotronic steering, Powerdome bonnet, front sports seats, TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel engine

2014 BMW X6 Interior
The BMW X6 is a spacious car that can comfortably accommodate 5 adults. At the first row, the legroom is excellent and the seats can adjust to fit any desired seating position. At the second row, the legroom is similarly impressive with elevated seats that are comfortable and spacious. All grades come with leather seats.

2014 BMW X6 First Row Seats

2014 Subaru X6 Second Row Seats2014 BMW X6 Exterior
The BMW X6 has an interesting exterior that’s a cross between a coupe and an SUV which draws admiration and criticism in equal measure. The front resembles the X5 starting from the headlights to the kidney grille. Towards the rear, it morphs into a coupe with a sharply slanting roof.

2014 BMW X6 Exterior

Cabin Storage
There are several storage compartments in the cabin that are useful for storing items such as smartphones, beverages, goggles, handbags etc. At the first row there are 4 cup-holders, door panel storage, a glovebox and the center-box. For the second row, there are 2 cupholders, front seat jacket pockets and door pockets.

BMW X6 Cupholders

BMW X6 door storage

2014 BMW X6 Boot Space
For a coupe styled SUV, the boot is large enough and can carry luggage for a family of five. When extra space is required, the rear seats can fold flat in a split format to create more room for luggage.

BMW X6 Boot

Extras: USB Charging Ports, Heads-up Display, Panoramic Sunroof, heated seats, Sports Suspension.

2014 BMW X6 Dashboard

2014 BMW X6 Safety Features: SRS Airbags, Curtain airbags, DCS and TCS, ABS, Electronic Stability Control, Adaptive Headlights, Lane Departure Warning System

2014 BMW X6 Consumption
2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i petrol fuel consumption: 11.90 km/L
2014 BMW X6 xDrive50i petrol fuel consumption: 9.60 km/L
2014 BMW X6 xDrive30d diesel fuel consumption: 16.24 km/L
2014 BMW X6 xDrive40d diesel fuel consumption: 15.85 km/L
2014 BMW X6 M50d diesel fuel consumption: 15.60 km/L

2014 BMW X6 Acceleration
2014 BMW X6 xDrive35i petrol accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.7 sec.
2014 BMW X6 xDrive50i petrol accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 sec.
2014 BMW X6 xDrive30d diesel accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 sec.
2014 BMW X6 xDrive40d diesel accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 sec.
2014 BMW X6 M50d diesel fuel accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 sec.

2014 BMW X6 Speedometer

2014 BMW X6 Fuel Tank Capacity: 83 Litres

2014 BMW X6 Stability and Handling
The BMW X6 handles like a hot hatchback and it does not whatsoever feel like the bulky lumbering SUV that it looks like. All engines are powerful and can accelerate faster than most SUVs. Around corners, the wide track firmly holds the tarmac and there’s a reassuringly feel of stability and control.

BMW X6 Service Intervals
Minor Service: At 5,000 km. Requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, and Engine Oil
Major Service: At 10,000km. Requires Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, ATF Filter, Cabin Filter, Plugs, Front Brake Pads, Rear Brake Pads, ATF Oil, and Engine Oil

2014 BMW X6 35i engine

BMW X6 Spare Parts Availability, Cost and Where to buy
Service parts are available and fairly priced in Kenya. Body parts on the other hand are expensive and not as easily available. To buy BMW X6 Spare Parts in Kenya visit: https://yoka.co.ke/ad-category/spare-parts/bmw-spare-parts/

2014 BMW X6 Reliability
German cars generally do not age well especially the newer models that come with a host of sensors that control virtually everything. These cars can be problematic with age and its advisable to buy them at very low mileage. It’s absolutely important to buy them from credible dealers that can guarantee their quality. We will give you their contacts at the end of this review.

Another factor to consider is the quality of maintenance and the service history of the car. These greatly determine the long-term reliability of the car and its important to have the car thoroughly examined by a qualified technician before you purchase it. Once this is done and you have purchased the right car, you then have to ensure that service is done on time using genuine parts. If you skimp on any of these, then be prepared for serious problems down the road.

If you are planning to own or currently own the 2014 BMW X6, it’s vital that you read the Owner’s Manual. If you need the manual, you can request it from us via [email protected]

Resale Value: Average

2014 BMW X6 Competitors: Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Mercedes GLK/GLC and Discovery Sport.

Cost of Ownership
Purchase Price: from Ksh. 4,700,000
Comprehensive Insurance: Average Ksh. 188,000/ per annum- Or
3rd Party Insurance: Ksh. 7,000/- per annum
Change of Tyres(If neccessary) Ksh. 80,000/- for 4 Tyres
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What we like about the 2014 BMW X6
1. Comfortable
2. Spacious
3. Powerful

What we don’t
4. Expensive parts

The BMW X6 is a good choice for people looking for performance focussed SUV that is luxurious and comfortable. It’s off-road capabilities are minimal and it’s more suitable for the tarmac.

Where to Buy the 2014 BMW X6 in Kenya
If you are looking to either import or buy the BMW X6 locally, we can help you with this process. Over the years, we have developed a network of trusted dealers both in Kenya and UK who supply us with exceptional cars. Simply call us or send us a message through our contacts below and we’ll get you the right car at the right price.

2014 BMW X6

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