Review: BMW X6 (2008 – 2014)


Unique coupe and SUV style. Drives and handles astonishingly well for a big vehicle. M50d has monstrous 381PS and 740Nm torque.

Far from nimble. Not as practical as an X5. Intimidating to other drivers.

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BMW X6 (2008 – 2014): At A Glance

What does a BMW X6 (2008 – 2014) cost?

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Real MPG average for a BMW X6 (2008 – 2014)

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20–38 mpg

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What should I do about rust in the engine bay paintwork?

Today my dad was filling up the screenwash in his 2016 BMW X6 and he noticed a patch of rust, about 5mm by 10mm, in the white paintwork in the engine bay. What should he do? He changes car in 3 years time but should he report it to the dealer or can he reject the car as it's just over 3 moths old with only 2100 miles and I wouldn't expect a car of this age to have rust.
Depends what it is. 5mm x 10mm is tiny. Has something that was fixed to the engine compartment dropped off and taken the paint with it? Is it just a scratch? Is it simply an unpainted component? Was the paint removed to reveal a number stamped into the sheet-metal? Might be worth asking the dealer about it, but I would not regard this as a reason to reject the car.
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