2009 BMW X6 xDrive50i

The BMW X6 is a vehicle design I'm not quite sure of yet. It's big, heavy, and a style that nobody knows if they like, kind of that crossover/SUV/hatchback thing. One thing I do know for sure, I like the 50i version a lot more than the 35i version. Obviously with the twin-turbo V-8 you get a ton more power, and this helps to hide the obesity of this vehicle. The 35i six-cylinder struggles to get going, feels tired, and just wants to be parked; whereas the 50i puts you back in your seat, loves highway on ramps, and dare I say, is nimble? Unfortunately the V-8 is mighty thirsty. 12 miles per gallon city and 18 highway to be exact; making it lower than both the Infiniti FX50 and Mercedes-Benz GL550.

For such a unique design, I find myself liking the X6 more and more every time I see one, unfortunately that isn't very often.

Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator

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