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      04-22-2020, 04:24 AM   #1
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No. Next question.
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Seriously, I thought a fair review, and he highlights some of the pro's and con's. It was a non-starter for me because of the boot size and rear headroom.

He didn't highlight what I feel is the biggest issue - the looks. It very much divides opinion, with few, it seems, ambivalent. While it looks better in person somehow, I'm definitely not a fan.
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It's a shame they made it look like a big X4. Superb car but no looker. The first generation of X6 will always be my favourite as it was different yet sporty. The current version just looks boxy.
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I like it, think its yet again another BMW that looks better in person than on video/photo. However, i'd never buy one.

It is not better than an X5 in any way and doesn't offer anything over and above the aesthetic which, in any event seems to vary from person to person.

However, to charge an extra £2k for less practicality, less boot space and no split folding boot? No thanks
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I can never tell if the X6 looks more like a cross-over, or a 4-series GT with a lift kit.
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the x6 is a interesting vehicle. Ive found you either love it or your hate it.
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I had F15 X5 and F16 X6, and now Iíll collect a new G06 X6. My experience is that the driving dynamic is very different. X6 driving is more like a GT car, with more car feeling in turn cornering as X5.
Less space in the back itís not a real mess, because there is only less space in high, than Iíve ever transported the same things done with the X5 (Iíve also the automatic trailer for my water scooter and my bikes holder).
Sorry for the following compare: X5=Bentayaga X6=Lambo Urus
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I had F15 X5 and F16 X6, and now Iíll collect a new G06 X6. My experience is that the driving dynamic is very different. X6 driving is more like a GT car, with more car feeling in turn cornering as X5.
I know what you're getting at - there is definite difference in the way they handle. I noticed this testing 3 X5's and 2 X6's back to back. I put it down to the bulk of the weight in the X6 being lower down. I never use much boot space anyway so I was happy to take the trade off.

Funny, I didn't think anyone else noticed these things.
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We just got one for my wife and it is the only crossover she wanted. My wife's number one criteria was looks, followed by power and finally brake feel. No way was she going for the plane Jane X5. She liked the e-tron drive, but didn't think the looks warranted the price. Also, not a single Mercedes did a thing for her. She likes edgy designs and she likened the X6 to the Urus which we couldn't afford.

It also helps she got the V8 in the launch color blue.
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Im waiting for my X6, for me it looks unique i really really like it, cargo space its more than enough, if i would had to buy any SUV it has to be a coupe style!!
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In a huge mass of conventional SUVs, X6 was a pioneer as a SAC model...
After several years almost everyone has a copy of the concept!
When you choose an X6, you'll not look after practicality in the first place 😁
Poor review overall 🤨
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I actually really like how it looks. Especially the kidneys. The back could have been much better though.
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I enjoyed my 2004 & 2014 X5's, both with 4.4 V8's but they started to look like all the other SUV's on the road, especially the "hockey stick" rear taillights. I really like the redesign of my 2020 X6 M50i & it gives me that exclusivity that I like. The power and handling of a vehicle that size is unreal. LOVE IT
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I'd rather have an X5.
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It is not better than an X5 in any way and doesn't offer anything over and above the aesthetic which, in any event seems to vary from person to person.
Lets be fair, it depends what you are looking for. It does have better driving dynamics and if you like the looks, not looking to haul a large family around and don't need a bit more extra boot, then i would say it's better than x5. My wife didn't allow me to even test drive that "box" (her words). So, different people different desires, with the numbers sold, i'm sure BMW knows how many ppl prefer x6 and they (we) are in their own right to choose so
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I had F15 X5 and F16 X6, and now Iíll collect a new G06 X6. My experience is that the driving dynamic is very different. X6 driving is more like a GT car, with more car feeling in turn cornering as X5.
Less space in the back itís not a real mess, because there is only less space in high, than Iíve ever transported the same things done with the X5 (Iíve also the automatic trailer for my water scooter and my bikes holder).
Sorry for the following compare: X5=Bentayaga X6=Lambo Urus
I think it is wishful thinking. I drove both in M50 adn M variants. Could not tell the difference in handling between x5 adn x6.
Same with German engineer in this article: motorauthority.com

"Rainer Steiger, BMWís chief in charge of the X5 M and X6 M, told us that it would take a lap around Germanyís Nurburgring-Nordschleifie for him to identify each vehicle in an incredibly dangerous and purely hypothetical blindfolded driving test. Certainly, my sprints along the winding desert roads near Prescott revealed identical roadholding, and I left my blindfold at home. "
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I love the design, especially back compared to X5 looks so much better, and kidney grill shape and size fits perfectly. It looks very original in Manhattan green colour as well, so definitely looks attract to this vehicle.
I was battled myself between X5 and X6 and much more practical ( 7 seats and useable 800l cargo space ), lower price wins for me.
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Design has a bit more flash than X5M which I like
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Seriously, I thought a fair review, and he highlights some of the pro's and con's. It was a non-starter for me because of the boot size and rear headroom.

He didn't highlight what I feel is the biggest issue - the looks. It very much divides opinion, with few, it seems, ambivalent. While it looks better in person somehow, I'm definitely not a fan.
I love his reviews. Very fair IMO. I do wholeheartedly agree with the rear 'vents'. Why are they not functional? They need to be there to break up the empty space—just make them functional! Can't be that hard, can it?
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