Comparison - BMW X6 M AWD 2019 - vs - Audi RS Q8 TFSI 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
105,700
Updated: 
09 Apr 2019
$
114,500
Updated: 
20 Jun 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.40gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Azurite Black Metallic
#000D31
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Melbourne Red Metallic
#920F0D
Long Beach Blue Metallic
#3F93B5
Donington Grey Metallic
#9E9D99
Silverstone Metallic
#A7B1BA
Color: 
Floret silver, metallic
#AFB3B6
Dragon orange, metallic
#D06B05
Galaxy blue, metallic
#2A525E
Glacier white, metallic
#C7D0CD
Matador red, metallic
#5B0311
Navarra blue, metallic
#2F395C
Orca black, metallic
#191C21
Night Black
#000000
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

BMW's Active Driving Assistant is standard.Apple CarPlay is standard but on a subscription basis.Is the 2019 BMW X6 M a gigantic sports car or an ultra-sporty luxury SUV? The answer is "both" but also "neither." It's an automotive curio that exists outside typical car and SUV segments and defies traditional car-buying advice. But for those who do "get it," the X6 M won't disappoint.

PROS
Performance is astonishing for an SUV
High-quality interior packed with features
Seats are comfortable and supportive

CONS
Distinctive exterior design limits rear-seat room and cargo space
Sporty suspension may feel too firm for some drivers and passengers
Power delivery can feel overcaffeinated in regular driving

By: 
edmunds.com

The X6 M is a style item: it has sleek lines, a plush interior, and a coveted badge on the hood. It’s also stunningly quick and handles more like a sports car than anything that weighs 5000 pounds has any right to. It’s powered by a 567-hp twin-turbo V-8. An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard, and up to 100 percent of torque can be routed to either the front or rear wheels, depending on driving conditions. It’s less practical than the boxy X5 M, but it’ll turn more heads.

Pros
Blistering performance,
commanding seating position.

Cons
Harsh ride,
constricted cargo space.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The BMW X6 M is a large SUV with a coupe body that offers sports car handling with all the practicality of a big 4×4.Driving is where the X6 M not only impresses but even amazes – there is endless grip and you rarely feel the 2.3-tonne weight of the car.

Pros
Astonishingly fast
High-quality interior
Great engine

Cons
Little bit of road noise
A tad firm
Not cheap

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Pros
Handles very well for its size
Impressively comfortable too
Loads of infotainment tech

Cons
Muted engine sounds
Auto gearbox isn't the best
Lots of expensive optional extras

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Audi has made no changes to the RS Q8 for 2021.

Pros
Mega-powerful V-8 engine,
nimble chassis,
styling is more restrained than the mechanically similar Lambo Urus.

Cons
Slower and more expensive than the RS6 Avant,
brake feel isn't particularly confidence inspiring,
not quite as poised as a Porsche.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The RS Q8 is unchanged for 2021.

Pros
Turbo V8 delivers devastating straight-line performance
Nimble, lively handling puts most sports cars to shame
Comfortable, well-trimmed interior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Limited interior storage
Less practical than the related Q7

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Consumption (low)/ (high)/(combined)UK - 11.9 mpg//25.0 mpg/20.5 mpg
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
4.00L
Torque: 
553ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
590ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
567hp
at 6 000rpm
591hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
42.00Feet
43.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
multi-function steering wheel ( audio, cruise control, speed,etc)
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Mobile Internet (Browser)
Electrically adjustable steering column
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerator features
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.80in
197.30in
Width: 
78.30in
78.70in
Height: 
66.50in
66.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
Front Track: 
65.90in
66.60in
Rear Track: 
65.80in
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
115.50in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.50in
59.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.90in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.70cu.ft
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6505lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.60cu.ft
30.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
5185.00lbs
5490.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Power-operated tailgate
Advanced Key
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
14 -way power passenger seat
14 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Ventilated Driver Seat
Center armrest in front
Front seats, electrically adjustable with memory functions
Heated front seats
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
RS-specific adaptive air suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Four zone climate control
Double Sun Visor with illuminated vanity mirror
Exterior mirrors with memory feature, auto-dimming, power-folding/adjustable/heated
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
4 - zone deluxe automatic climate control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
2 subwoofer(s)
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
600 watts stereo output
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
16 total speakers
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
MMI radio plus
6-channel amplifier
730 Watts Stereo Output
17 Total Speakers
Audi Connect (36-month subscription)
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Remote sunroof operation
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Power glass sunroof
Headlight washer system
Aluminum door mirror housing
Privacy glass
Door sill trims with aluminium inlays, front and rear, illuminated, with RS logo at front
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 x 11.5-In.
22 in
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Performance tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
325.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R22

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
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: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Brake drying
Self-leveling headlights
Emergency braking preparation
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Cornering lights
Remote anti-theft alarm system
High pressure washers headlamps
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Post-collision safety system
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Audi pre-sense Front
Acoustic and visual parking sensor system for the front and rear
Pre-Sense Basic
Hold Assist
Reversing camera
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Executive Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Carbon Optic Package
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Exterior Options: 
Satin Aluminum Line Exterior Trim
20" M Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires (Non-Runflat)
21" M Double-Spoke Black Wheels W/Performance Tires (Non-Runflat)
23" Audi Sport 5-Y-Spoke Rotor Design Cast Aluminum, Matt Titanium Wheels
Interior Options: 
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Merino Leather Dashboard
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Interior Protection Package
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Amaro Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#77573E
Aragon Brown Full Merino, premium leather
#A57860
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#161616
Black Full Merino, premium leather
#191919
Silverstone Extended Merino, premium leather
#A1A5A7
Nutmeg Extended Merino, premium leather
#958E85
Mugello Red Full Merino, premium leather
#BC6A67
Criollo Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#735956
Sonoma Beige Full Merino, premium leather
#A8A091
Sonoma Beige Extended Merino, premium leather
#B2AA9B
Smoke White Extended Merino, premium leather
#C3BEB4
Silverstone Full Merino, premium leather
#B3B7B9
Taupe Extended Merino, premium leather
#A09790
Color: 
Black Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Black/Gray Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Cognac Valcona, leather
#77553F
Black/Red Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E