Back in 2008 BMW dished up a spin on the SUV template by creating a coupe-like 4x4 that handled even more like a car than the bigger X5. It even coined a new phrase for it – the Sports Activity Vehicle. The name might not have caught on but the X6 did, and it’s back in second generation form.
The ludicrous X6 M came first but it’s the X6 30d that will take up the vast majority of the sales action. The 3.0-litre diesel unit now gets a more sophisticated eight-speed automatic transmission, while on the inside it receives the same upgraded cabin as its bigger X5 stablemate.
Looks and image
It’s unlikely you’ll have no opinion about the X6’s appearance, especially in the more obvious M Sport guise. It has the coupe-like roofline combined with the chunky lower half, and with a relativel...