2020 BMW X6 Combines Aggressive Styling With An Even Larger Grille

Several pictures of the 2020 BMW X6 have surfaced online.

Posted by Autoblog.nl, the images reveal the model has been equipped with a more aggressive front bumper that features larger air intakes. The crossover also has slender headlights and a massive twin kidney grille.

Moving further back, we can see a sculpted hood and flowing bodywork. There’s also front fender vents, a steeply sloping roof and prominent wheel arches.

Bigger changes occur in the back as the model has a ventilated rear fascia and slim taillights which echo those used on the 8-Series. We can also see a sporty diffuser and an edgier tailgate with an integrated spoiler.

Interior pictures are sadly missing, but the cabin should largely carryover from the X5. As a result, we can expect a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment system. Speaking of technology, the X6 should be offered with an assortment of driver assistance systems including Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assistant and an Automatic Lane Change function.

Also Read: 2020 BMW X6 Spied Next To New X4

Engine options should carryover from the X5 and that means Americans can expect a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six developing 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 330 lb-ft (447 Nm) of torque. It should be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system. This setup enables the X5 xDrive40i to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.3 seconds, so expect the X6 variant to post a similar figure.

Buyers looking for something more powerful should be able to opt for the X6 xDrive50i. Like its X5 counterpart, the model is slated to have a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 456 hp (340 kW / 462 PS) and 479 lb-ft (649 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the extra power, we can expect a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of around 4.6 seconds.

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  • baofe

    BMW needs to work on their rear ends, what even is that?!

  • no25

    What’s going on with BMW lately? From the shape to the oversized kidney grille to the over styled rear end, this is atrocious.

  • Aeromann

    WTH is this? ?

  • Six_Tymes

    Hey BMW, stop it already with making your Grills HUGE. This is big enough, don’t go larger than this. Because, we get it, you still use internal combustion engines.

    • Able

      I don’t get the criticism aimed at the grille when that rear is so gross! At least the grille is in proportion with the rest of the car – the tailights are huuuuge!

  • Bo Hanan
  • europeon

    Wasn’t it just a few days ago when the BMW chief designer said they’ll keep the oversized grille only for 7-series and X7?

    • Carlos Gamarra

      That’s literally what i was just thinking

    • Matt

      This grille isn’t even that big to be fair.

      • C172fccc

        Indeed. It’s pretty much the same size as the X5.

  • Joe E

    This is a bit of a hot mess IMO. Some nice elements that just don’t come together too well. The huge flat slabs on the bottom tailgate / rear bumper literally reminds me of the Aztek.

    BTW, even though BMW insists on calling them “slender” headlamps, they are NOT slender compared to those that are considered “in style” at the moment. They still look quite bulbous.

    BMW seems to have a case of design dysmorphia. It thinks its grilles are not big, and that its headlamps are slender when they are not.

    At least this isn’t a blatant rip-off of Mercedes’ SUV coupes like the current X4 is.

  • Galaxium

    front end looks nice. rear looks… dry and cheap

  • salamOOn

    wauw….this is really bad….. ugly mess.

  • Honda NSX-R

    So why do people buy these?

  • Matt

    Ok so I’m the only one that thinks the grille isn’t actually overly big and in fact looks smaller that the one on the X5, and is generally in keeping with the size of the car.

    Also I actually think the rear end is quite good looking in a avant-garde, futuristic kind of way. It will certainly stand out in real life.

  • Can’t believe how BMW has made the X6 uglier each passing generation. It’s quite an achievement, really. Admittedly, this looks better than the currrent X4 but that isn’t much praise.

  • chris

    wtf is that rear end, i can do a better job than 75% of those so called “designers”

    • Matt

      Please post a sketch of how you would design the X6 rear, maybe BMW could get some tips?

  • Aqua Boogie

    This car has everything I do not desire. If I see it in real life, I will not mock the owner. But that’s fear.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    the rear end looks absolutely silly… and the front is almost the same than current generation

  • Alex

    Why did BMW have to ruin the car with those slits on the rear?

  • Aelwyn

    I mean… is it even real? The lower front fascia is painfully overwrought. The sculpting on the sides look too busy. The scallops below the rear bumper are odd. And those vertical vents are bizarre. I’m a BMW fan (yes, I even like the X7 and the new 7 series), but this literally looks like a bad Photoshop job.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Sadly, it’s just like the 8-series, fake vents everywhere


    “…Inspired by car-crashes and Picasso sculptures, the new X-Turd is a work of art……”

    • alex.remsen

      I thoroughly enjoyed your comment, but wasn’t Picasso a painter and not a sculptor?


        Most people know him for his paintings, but he was also a tremendous sculptor, and even sometimes a ceramist…

  • StrangerGP

    X6 always had a fat ugly butt so nothing has really changed there. I don’t like how BMW keeps putting fake air vents, the one in the back is obnoxious.

  • Frase

    Another pointless, ghastly entry in a segment that should have gone the way of the Avantime and died with the first of its kind. Oh joy.

    • paulgdeaton

      Ironically, I see a Kia commercial imbedded in the page… and the XCEED looks classier and much better designed than the BMW

  • driv3r

    Ok, BMW after everyone got used to your kidney issue now we need to talk about the rear. Who on earth told you those lines and creases will make the rear look better than on the predecessor? I know some people might not agree with or like Mercedes’ Gordon Wagners idea of “taking a line off, if you like the design” but taking some of those dozen lines off would’ve certainly helped the looks of the new X6. While I like the idea of giving it a different front compared to the X5 I might wanna say: That X6 has the worst rear of all three generations and of all SUV-coupés I currently know. Sorry, BMW.

  • Bash

    Big useless pointless ugly, but for some reason it’s growing on me lately ever since one of my colleagues got one.

    • alexxx

      BMW’s are not (any more) cars that you like on a first sight,but over time they just seem to look better and better. Contrary to bmw,audi cars look very fresh and modern when new,but after a short time they just start to look plain and too simple.
      Maybe it’s just me.

      • Bash

        I have to be honest, your statement is so true because that how I felt about the X6, I didn’t like it at the first sight, but ever since a friend of mine bought a 2017 model and sat in this car few times, it started to make scene to me, and I must say this thing is growing on me. its not on the top of my list, but it might just be at some point.

  • CBV2020

    In the great words of Randy Jackson, “issa no for me dawg.”

    If we could just… Well, if the tail lights didn’t come so… Ok, [exhales] if the black part was where a “diffuser” accent would usually… nevermind. I’m going to just eat my lunch. Shoulda called me first, but nooooo.

    • Andrewthecarguy


  • Sébastien

    Big grilles, and still couldn’t hide that ugly radar?

  • Maricaibo

    Ugly as it is, it still can’t match the Lexus maw.

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