About BMW X6
BMW invented the crossover coupe segment with the introduction of the BMW X6, which has been built by a famous German manufacturing company, Bayerische Motren Werke AG, more known under its abbreviation BMW, since 2007 as a mid-size luxury crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced BMW's Sport Activity Coupe (SAC) in BMW X Series, X6 is more appropriately called as fastback SUV. Competing against the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 and Cadillac XT5, X6 is now in its second generation.
The first-generation BMW X6 (E71) was produced from December 3, 2007 through 2014 based on the BMW 5 and 6-Series and was introduced as a 2008 model. It came in several trim levels, xDrive30d, xDrive35d, xDrive40d and M50d, as well as a hybrid variant called the ActiveHybrid X6, offered from 2010 to 2011 and X6 M. During this generation, BMW X6 was powered by 3.0 L I6 turbocharged petrol producing 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, 3.0 L I6 turbocharged diesel rated at 320 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque and 4.4 L V8. All these engines sent power through 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmissions to four wheels. Current X6 (F16) was unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show as a 2015 model and is offered in three trim levels: sDrive35i, xDrive35i and xDrive50i. And now, X6 gets power from 3.0 L turbocharged I6 rated at 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque and 4.4 L V8 cranking out 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque and both engines are coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
BMW X6 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting sprightly performance, fuel-efficient engine and prioritized style, BMW X6 far exceeds people's expectation, and that is why it is so popular. But no matter how tough it was built, these common problems on X6 still need your full attention:
First, according to car repair statistics site repairpal.com, illuminated Check Engine Light and rattling from the engine are BMW X6 drivers meet most during driving. Even the driver without any knowledge about working principle of automobiles will know clearly that it is the engine that goes wrong. The best advice is to diagnose and solve it as soon as possible based on these recognizable and simple symptoms provided by experienced X6 drivers. Generally, it often starts with strange sounds such as rattling, squealing and whining from the engine; then engine starts to run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from hard starting or inability to start. Before the vehicle gives up on you completely, you would notice a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy as well as a lit Check Engine Light. All these could be attributed to the X6 spark plug, air filter, oil filter, engine mount, fuel pump, oxygen sensor and rocker arm.
Second, BMW X6 also suffers from suspension failure since it is an SUV, which has to cross over all kinds of harsh road conditions. Therefore, in case you put the occupants' lives at stake, you need to learn about these typical symptoms of it. Professional X6 repairmen said that it could lead to clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle firstly, if you only take it as friction between rocks and tires, you will find the difficulty in handling the vehicle becomes bigger because of intense car vibration, tilting vehicle caused uneven tire wear, and loose steering wheel. And these symptoms are often caused by the X6 wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing, coil springs and drive shaft.
However, many auto parts on your BMW X6 are vulnerable due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions, performing routine maintenance on them is the only effective way to maintain your X6 in good condition. You are advised to put the X6 seat belt, door handle, headlight, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, antenna and cabin air filter on routine maintenance list.
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