Last weekend, on BBC Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson reviewed the BMW X6. For those who don’t know what X6 is, there is a short description. X6 is not a name of mobile phone from BMW, it is more complicated than that! BMW X6 is sport activity coupe, in more understandable terms that is a coupe look, big from outside, small from inside, lack of off roading vehicle which looks like an off roader. Probably you should have seen one and you couldn’t understand what that was.
Honestly, BMW X6 is the most agile SUV and handles like a go-kart. When you consider the size of X6 and its handling ability, it is marvellous. That’s a piece of engineering! If you try to do the same tricks with Range Rover or any other SUV, you would probably rollover. However, X6’s driving pleasure does not provide enough motivation to pay its huge price tag. That’s a very good car but it has lots of annoying features which can be considered as obstacles to prevent you to buy it.
It handles very well, actually it handles too well and your whole body jumps along the car unless you are not driving in airport runaway. The iDrive, which cannot be used by anyone who has a valid driving licence is second annoying thing (In order to use iDrive, you must be between 10-15 years old). I have to add; iDrive is revised and became more usable !? And the other interesting fact is that, its off road ability. Actually there is no off road ability except parking on sidewalks. Interior is worse, if you are drive X6 very fast that good! Because, there is back view, you must drive very fast to be hit by anyone from your back. And also review mirror is one of the useless thing inside the car. Also the stupid gearlever and stupid paddle shifts are also mentioned by Clarkson.
I don’t agree with Clarkson all the time but this time he is right. Why should I buy a X6? There is no rational reason to buy it. But people are buying it. Of course, its design is a goood motivation, also its different characters is the key point! People want to be different, they don’t want to use stereotyped products. They try to differentiate their selves with their car’s personality. By this way, cars like X6 always have a small demand. With that price tag, they could buy much better cars with better personality. Welcome to popular culture :)
In one sentence; expecting off road ability from BMW X6 is like expecting to look younger with Nivea Q10 :)
If someone gives it for free, I would love to drive it! But I won’t buy it ;)