2020 BMW X6 Poses Next To 2019 X6 M For Good Measure

BMW, like Mercedes, are in a position to retaliate against Audi‘s brand new Q8, which for the Bavarians means unleashing a completely restyled X6, due out later this year.

It was of course BMW who started this whole SUV Coupe movement to begin with, launching their first-gen X6 back in 2007. Now, the segment is more crowded than ever, with Porsche joining the mix with a Coupe version of the Cayenne.

Who’s your X4’s daddy?

By piecing everything together, we can safely say that the all-new G06 X6 will look sort of like a combination of a 2019 X5 and a 2019 X4. The latter’s rear end design is definitely mirrored here on the X6, which ditches its predecessor’s massive taillights in favor of considerably thinner ones, something BMW is apparently interested in doing for some of its all-new models.

Also read: Porsche Cayenne Coupe vs. BMW X6 vs. Mercedes GLE Coupe vs Audi Q8

Recently, our spy photographers caught a couple of G06 X6 prototypes undergoing tests in Germany, with one of them spotted parked next to a bright red 2019 X6 M, allowing us to draw quite a few parallels.

Aside from the different taillight design, the newer X6 also has a smaller trunk lid design, and is clearly missing the old model’s pronounced shoulder line, which made the latter’s rear fenders look more chunky.

We won’t be comparing the bumper design or the wheel design, as the old X6 in question is the M version, which automatically makes it more visually-aggressive than any of the two prototypes. Speaking of which, the other all-new X6 prototype was spotted on the Nurburgring and can be seen wearing a little less camouflage – though nothing to write home about.

A look inside

We’ve also been given our first glimpse of the G06 X6’s cabin, which of course mirrors what’s going on in the latest X5. In other words, it has the same steering wheel design, same dashboard and center console design, same 12.3-inch infotainment display and gauge cluster display.

Meanwhile, features such as ambient LED lighting, heated/cooled cup holders, 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System and loads of active safety tech will also be present.

As for its engine range, the all-new 2020 BMW X6 will be available with a mixture of gasoline and diesel engines, spearheaded by xDrive50i and X6 M50d versions. Additional variants will join the range in the future, such as a plug-in hybrid model and of course the high-performance X6 M.

more photos...

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

  • Mike anonymous

    Ok I will say this now. I really love the way the tail-lights almost go to the middle and meet the BMW logo in the center shown here. This X6 is likely to be the best version of the X6 since the original. (I was not a fan of the previous/current generation as it lost a bit of the magic (or quirkiness) the original X6 had).


    While it may not be to everyones’ tastes, I do believe that as far as the X6 Goes, this will be a surprisingly delightful update… Hopefully they pull it off.

    • PK

      same goes for the gle coupe new generation! hope it looks good to!

    • Some ol’ bloke


  • donald seymour

    Doesn’t it seems like the previous generation just came out?

    • Mike anonymous

      I was going to second that statement as for myself it seems as though its’ been out for ages,. although actually after double checking you were/are right. The Previous/Current generation (gen-2) came out for the 2015 Model Year.

      The First Generation was introduced as a concept car back in 2007, and that vehicle lasted until about 2015 about 8 years. As of now the current generation has been out less than a vehicle yet to receive a facelift (4 years only as of now).

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Revealed In All Its Glory

BMW is coming after Mercedes’ CLA with the new 2 Series Gran Coupe based on the 1 Series FWD hatch.

Europe’s 2020 Toyota Yaris Shows Its All-New Face Ahead Of Imminent Reveal

First images reveal the design of the all-new Toyota Yaris/Vitz for Europe, Asia and other markets.

Mercedes-AMG C63 S Driver Runs Out Of Talent And Into A Tree

This W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 S crashed while leaving an event at a convention center in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Mazda Teases Interior Of Its First Production Electric Car

Mazda’s first-ever production EV will be a subcompact model packing the latest technologies and sustainable materials.

The Hyundai i30 Fastback N Is Already Getting A Facelift

The tweaked Hyundai i30 Fastback N will include revised headlights, taillights, and bumpers.

Faraday Future’s Troubled Founder Files For Bankruptcy In The U.S.

Jia Yueting needs to repay more than $3.6 billion to over 100 creditors following the collapse of LeEco.

2021 Genesis GV70 Compact Luxury SUV Shows Production Body For The First Time

The Genesis GV70 will go up against the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and the like.

Ford Recalls 2019 Rangers Over HVAC Fire Risk

This is the second recall to impact 2019 model year Ford Rangers in the U.S.

Musk Says Tesla Pickup Will Be Like A Futuristic “Armored Personnel Carrier”

The Tesla pickup truck is shaping up to be unlike any other truck on the market.

2021 Hyundai Tucson Drops Heavy Camo To Reveal Sporty Body

The all-new Hyundai Tucson will feature a more raked roofline and coupe-like window line.