£15K buys 2010-2014 BMW X6 40d xDrive M Sport E71

£15K buys 2010-2014 BMW X6 40d xDrive M Sport E71

Big and bold, the X6 in xDrive 40d E71 guise is a real beast. But it will look after you whatever the situation


Why not release your inner extrovert, with an E71 X6 xDrive 40d? Packing enough torque to rival an X6M E71 (despite possessing far superior fuel economy) most examples come laden with optional extras courtesy of wealthy original owners – so you can really indulge yourself – and you will never be caught short in terms of performance.


£15K buys 2010-2014 BMW X6 40d xDrive M Sport E71

Under the bonnet BMW’s N57 motor delivers 302hp from 4,400rpm, whilst the X6 40d can lay down all of its substantial 443lb ft of torque courtesy of BMW’s great four-wheel drive system, enabling this outgoing SUV to breach the 62mph benchmark in 6.5-seconds – although in reality it feels even quicker than this. And in-gear times are even more impressive, with the excellent eight-speed auto matching the car’s turbo-diesel six perfectly. Despite the X6’s obvious motorway- munching abilities, we were surprised to discover that quite a few examples actually possess relatively low mileages – and almost all seem to have been looked after with no expense spared. But if you’re looking for the greatest value then sefi out cars with around 100k miles, like this eye-catching Alpine White 2012 X6 xDrive 40d we spotted for sale at A6 Motors in Bedford (www.a6motors.co.uk).

Stickered at £13,890 it comes with a full service history and a plush spec that includes black leather upholstery, professional navigation and media, a reversing camera, cruise control, front and rear PDC, power tailgate the M Sport package and 20-inch style 297 alloys.


Buying advice

With so much sophisticated tech on board you’ll need to set aside a bit of time to put all of it through its paces – before making an offer. Make sure you do because any electrical faults can potentially result in sizeable bills. also check for any signs of off-road damage and there was a recall for remedial work to the EGR cooler so check that this has been properly addressed.

Also watch out for failed water pumps, cracked windscreens and rear suspension failures. And as some have spent much of their time in town don’t forget to scour the alloys and each corner of the vehicle for any signs of damage.


The facts

  • E71 X6 XDRIVE 40D M SPORT (2010-2014)
  • ENGINE: 2993cc 6-cylinder turbodiesel
  • MAX POWER: 302bhp at 4400rpm
  • MAX TORQUE: 443lb ft at 1500-2500rpm
  • TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic
  • 0-62MPH 0-100KPH: 6.5-seconds
  • TOP SPEED: 147mph/250KPH limited
  • FUEL CONSUMPTION (COMBINED): 37.7mpg
  • £15,000 BUYS: 2013 X6 xDrive 40d M Sport with 100,000-miles
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