Comparison - BMW X4 M40i 2021 - vs - BMW X6 M Competition 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
61,700
Updated: 
23 Jan 2020
$
117,600
Updated: 
31 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
21.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
FLAMENCO RED METALLIC
#A5413E
SUNSTONE METALLIC
#CAC3B5
PHYTONIC BLUE METALLIC
#13264A
DARK GRAPHITE METALLIC
#3C3C3C
GLACIER SILVER METALLIC
#8E8F93
CARBON BLACK METALLIC
#2E333F
ALPINE WHITE
#DADADA
Color: 
Carbon Black metallic
#08090D
Mineral White metallic
#E0DFDD
Black Sapphire metallic
#121212
Marina Bay Blue metallic
#1A2C6E
Donington Grey metallic
#98958C
Manhattan green metallic
#67624F
Toronto Red metallic
#B71D11
BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue II metallic
#24447A
Ametrine metallic
#653841
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Jet Black
#000000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 BMW X4 is a crossover worth coveting, though our money would be on the more practical, cheaper, and really not much different X3.

Pros
Willing turbocharged engines
Balanced handling
Excellent interior tech
Lots of available safety gear
M versions especially fun

Cons
Mega price tag
So-so cargo space
So-so rear-seat human space
Style not for everyone

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Newly standard equipment includes SiriusXM satellite radio, Android Auto compatibility, and several driver-assistance features. There are also some changes to the various option packages.The M40i’s turbocharged inline-six is impressive, but the 30i’s turbo four-cylinder provides plenty of power.

Pros
Entertaining to drive,
two powerful engine choices,
design-forward exterior.

Cons
Costs more than the X3,
less cargo space than X3,
tighter on rear-seat room than X3.

By: 
caranddriver.com

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Both available engines are smooth, powerful and fuel-efficient
Easy personalization thanks to abundant standard and optional features
Impressive handling for an SUV

Cons
Sloping roofline compromises rear headroom and cargo space

By: 
edmunds.com

The BMW X6 has powerful engines and a luxurious, high-tech cabin. You’ll forgo some space and practicality versus a BMW X5 though, and spend more doing it.

Pros
SUVs don’t come much quicker
Fantastic infotainment system
Impressive interior quality

Cons
X5 equivalent has better rear headroom
Audi RS Q8 is easier on the eyes
Smaller boot than every alternative

By: 
carwow.co.uk

While the regular BMW X6 is in its fourth generation, the high-performance 2020 X6 M has just embarked on its third. It's hard to tell the difference between the all-new model and the one it replaces, but upon closer inspection there are noteworthy improvements. The 2020 iteration is more powerful for one, adding between 33 and 50 horsepower. Its bodywork received a subtle but sharper-looking makeover, and its cabin has been overhauled with a modernized aesthetic and better technology.

Pros
Astonishing performance,
unapologetically brutal design,
long list of standard features.

Cons
Hugely impractical,
limited rear visibility,
thirsty for fuel.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 BMW X6 M comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.600 horsepower in standard trim or 617 hp with the Competition package.All-wheel-drive system maximized for handling performance.Adaptive suspension with active roll stabilization.

Pros
Massive power from both available engines
Startling acceleration at any speed
Impressive handling performance
High-quality interior packed with features

Cons
Stiff and sometimes unyielding ride
Distinctive styling limits rear headroom and cargo capacity

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
AUTOMATIC COMBINED (mpg) 23
Combined in mpg - 12.7-12.5
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
18.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
4.40L
Torque: 
368ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
553ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
382hp
at 5 800rpm
617hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.00Feet
41.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Variable Sport Steering
Dynamic Cruise Control
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electric windows – front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function all round
Electrical steering column with adjustable height and length: activation via control on the steering column
Luggage compartment floor panel with integral storage tray
M leather steering wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
187.50in
195.00in
Width: 
76.30in
79.50in
Height: 
63.80in
66.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.40in
Front Track: 
63.20in
66.80in
Rear Track: 
65.60in
66.40in
Wheel Base: 
112.70in
117.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
40.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.70in
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.50in
35.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.50in
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in
57.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.50cu.ft
59.60cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.50cu.ft
27.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4284.00lbs
5375.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Lockable glove compartment
Light inside glove compartment

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power windows with key-off operation; "one-touch" opening and closing of all door windows, anti-trapping feature
Power tailgate
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Exterior mirrors – electrically adjustable, integrated direction indicators, heated, in body colour
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Seat back with flap pocket
Seat heating, front
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split folding rear seat with 40:20:40 configuration
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension: 
rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Multi-Link
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Automatic climate control with micro-filter and air recirculation
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control
Ambient interior lighting – 6 pre-designed selectable light designs including dynamic function
Heat comfort package, front
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Enhanced smartphone connectivity with additional microphone, USB connections, and ability for simultaneous device pairing
HD Radio™ with "multicast" FM station reception
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 1-year All Access subscription
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo with Radio Data System (RDS)
HiFi Sound System with 12-speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier
Systems, speakers and more.
Live Cockpit Professional features a 12.3" instrument cluster, and 10.25" central information display. The multi-input iDrive 7.0 system is operated by voice, touchscreen, and iDrive touchpad Controller. The modern design of the digital instrument cluster
205 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
12 Total Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
32GB hard disc drive (HDD) memory
BMW Legal Emergency Call
BMW Online Services
BMW Digital Live Cockpit Professional inc. 12.3" digital instrument panel and 12.3" CID, with touch/voice command and gesture control
Connected Package Professional, comprimising base services and Connected Drive Teaser package
Enhanced Bluetooth Hands-free facility with wireless charging
iDrive Touch Controller with shortcut buttons
Loudspeaker system – harman/kardon
Average speed
Information display - liquid crystal display
Outside temperature display
Personal Profile functions
USB connection, USB type A 1.5A in cupholder, USB Type C 3A in centre armrest
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Panoramic moonroof with fully automatic, 2-piece glass panel, power slide and lift control, wind deflector, and power interior sunshade
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
Rear-window defroster
Adaptive LED headlights
Air breather
Side frame / window frame
Mirror frame
B and C pillars
Decorative moulting, window frame
Window guide rail
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5 In.
22 X 11.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
BMW's Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pretensioning safety belts, closing windows and activating post-crash braking; includes Fatigue and Focus Alert feature
Head Protection System (HPS), front and rear
Park Distance Control, front and rear
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
Central locking system on driver and front passenger doors (leaves fuel filler door unlocked)
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
Adaptive Brakelights
Anti-theft alarm system
BMW Remote Services includes Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock and My BMW Remote app
Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking including Daytime Pedestrian Detection
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
Self-Leveling Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Active Protection
LED Headlamp
High-beam assistant
Attentiveness assistant
BMW head-up display
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off, interior lighting and activation of the safety battery terminal clamp
Comfort Access System
Driving Assistant
Brake drying
Brake fade compensation
Brake pre-tensioning
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
Hill-start assistant
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation and windscreen wiper control
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Wrong way warning
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Executive Package
Driver Assistance Professional Package
Premium Package
Shadowline Package
Parking Assistance Package
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Executive Package
Exterior Options: 
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Non-Run-Flat Tires
Roof Rails In High-Gloss Shadowline
Space-Saver Spare
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
21"/22" M Star-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Non Run-Flat Tires
Interior Options: 
Ambient Lighting
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Mobility Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Tacora Red Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#9C615B
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#9C745B
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#C4C0B5
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#D9D3C7
Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting, leather
#000000
Color: 
Taruma Brown full merino, premium leather
#8D715C
Adelaide Grey full merino, premium leather
#736E68
Black full merino/Midrand Beige, premium leather/alcantara
#000000
(ind)Ivory White/Night Blue full merino, premium leather
#DDDAD3
Sakhir Orange/Black full merino, premium leather
#955146
Silverstone full merino, premium leather
#B5BABD
Black full merino, premium leather
#000000