BMW’s mid-size coupe crossover has been around for a long time and it is widely considered one of the segment pioneers. So far, we’ve seen a few redesigns and the last one happened in 2019 when the current generation was introduced. That model is still quite fresh but the company wants to strengthen its position in the market. As a result, a facelift is on the way and the changes should be applied to the 2023 BMW X6.
The test mule has already been spotted on the track, so we presume that the company is testing the new M version. In any case, we expect a comprehensive update, with novelties in various aspects. Of course, we will see styling updates, but novelties are also coming on the inside. Finally, there is a big chance to see some pretty interesting novelties under the hood.
The 2023 BMW X6 should come by the end of this year, or in the first half of 2023.
2023 BMW X6 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation has been around since 2019. It rides on the company’s latest CLAR platform and shares a lot of parts with the current-generation X5. So, what we are going to see is a typical facelift. The mechanical aspect of the vehicle will remain pretty much the same, while the main changes will be those in terms of the styling.
The test mule has already been spotted and still wears a complete camouflage. Therefore, we can’t talk about details but we may presume what the new 2023 BMW X6 is about to look like. Of course, most of the changes will come at the front, where we expect to see goodies like a revised grille, more aggressive bumper, restyles headlamps etc. The rear end should also come with some changes, while we also count on typical updates like new color options, new wheels etc.
This mid-cycle update will also bring pretty big interior changes. From what we know so far, the dashboard will be significantly modified. This particularly refers to the new screens, which will be designed in the same way as in the all-electric iX model. The two massive screens will dominate the dashboard, but we also count on some revisions at the center console, as well as things like new color schemes and materials.
On the other hand, the overall cabin layout will remain the same. The 2023 BMW X6 will continue with very generous and comfortable front seats, which are massive and very supportive. The second row is very generous with the legroom, though the headroom feels a little bit compromised, due to the sloping roof.
For the same reason, the cargo area is notably smaller compared to the similarly-sized X5. You may count on about 27.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 59.6 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which is below average for the segment.
Naturally, this update will also bring novelties in terms of standard and available equipment. We’ve just mentioned the new infotainment and instrument cluster screens but that certainly won’t be the only novelties. A few more things are expected as well, though we should keep in mind that the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect and that the upgrades can’t be all that significant.
For reference, the current model already comes standard with goodies like navigation, five USB ports, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 10-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic moonroof. Additionally, you can get options like premium 16- and 20-speaker audio systems, quad-zone automatic climate control and remote start.
2023 BMW X6 Engines
When it comes to the powertrain lineup, it will start with a familiar 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, which currently puts out around 335 horsepower. However, keep in mind that the X7 came with an upgraded version of this engine, so we may see some power increase in this case as well.
The well-known 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 should carry on in the same way, with a max output of 523 horsepower. The same engine powers M-badged models, where it puts out 600 and 617 horses in the Competition version.
Some sources also speculate about the new version of the twin-turbo V8. That engine would come in a combination with an electric motor, making a plug-in hybrid setup, with a combined output of 750 horsepower. We are still waiting for the official confirmation.
2023 BMW X6 Release Date and Price
We believe that the updated 2023 BMW X6 could arrive by the end of this year. If not, we presume that the launch will happen in the first half of 2023. In any case, we don’t expect the starting price to be significantly higher compared to the current model, which starts at around 69.000 dollars.