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    Interesting fact! In 1937, BMW built the world's fastest motorcycle. It was sped up to a speed of 278 km per hour.

    But from June , that's what BMW has in store. The X6 is the latest addition to the maker's SUV portfolio of X3 and X5, which is already the.

    The EPA rates it at 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. Mirroring the slowness of the navigation system, accessing the iPod showed delays. That's four drives total. BMW's big M8 nears production. The bigger engine cuts that time down to 5.

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    The Good The BMW X6's navigation system comes with well-integrated traffic reporting, the iPod adapter works well with the stereo system, and the Bluetooth cell phone integration accesses contact lists. The car handles well in hard maneuvering and the transmission can automatically sport shift.

    The Bad Fuel economy is poor, and isn't made up for with massive acceleration. The iDrive interface remains a problem, and the car is very pricey.

    The Bottom Line The design of the BMW X6 might be polarizing, although we have yet to meet someone who loves it, and it will take that kind of love to fork over the money for one.

    Although it has excellent cabin electronics and superior handling, it is far from a practical car. Even after driving the BMW X6 for a week, we're still not sure what to make of it. BMW's marketing campaign calls it the coupe's evil twin, but with the 3-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder in our xDrive35i model, it doesn't feel particularly diabolical. It seems more like the coupe's fatter twin, although it might refer to itself as merely big-boned.

    But it does handle like a BMW, which is to say, excellently, and certainly doesn't look like an SUV, so you don't have to live with that stigma. The front seats are particularly nice, but the rear seats have compromised headroom, and it doesn't offer as much cargo area as the BMW X5. What the X6 represents is a rare risk by BMW designers into the crossover market. The nearest thing in the automotive world is the Infiniti FX The Infiniti has more usable space inside, but offers similar handling.

    BMW and Infiniti make a good complement of electronics available in the cabins of their respective luxury crossovers. Traffic avoidance One new tech feature we've seen on an increasing number of cars is traffic reporting integrated with the navigation system.

    The best of these systems proactively warn you about traffic jams on the road ahead, and offer a detour. The BMW X6 gets this feature with its navigation system, so we put it to the test with some rush-hour traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area, consistently rated on of the five worst places for traffic in the country.

    We found two immediate advantages of BMW's system: However, we really wanted to test the system's traffic avoidance features, so we drove to Oakland at 5 p. In the X6, traffic flow information is shown as a series of black arrows overlaid on the road. No arrows means traffic moving more than 40 mph. Arrows spaced close together mean traffic moving slower than 20 mph, and arrows spaced a little further apart mean moderate traffic speeds, between 20 mph and 40 mph. We first entered a destination in Berkeley that would take us along the perpetually clogged Interstate After calculating the route, the navigation system gave a verbal warning about traffic obstructions along the way.

    It didn't offer a detour, but it did highlight the traffic incident icon to the left of the map screen. Clicking that showed slow traffic on the freeway we were supposed to take. We scrolled the map along the freeway and saw arrows indicating traffic between 20 mph and 40 mph. We figured this traffic wasn't severe enough for it to offer a detour. There is a feature in the system, accessible by hitting the New Route button, which will program in a detour based on how many mile you want to go off the route it originally calculated.

    BMW X6 SUV review - CarBuyer



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