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The X6 was based on BMW’s successful X5 sport utility vehicle, but the X6’s hatchback meant there was no confusing the two. Original powertrains included 300- and 315-horsepower inline six-cylinder engines for the xDrive35i. Optional 400- and 440-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-8 engines (depending on the year) came in the xDrive50i. For 2010, BMW added the more potent 550-horsepower X6 M as well as the 480-horesepower ActiveHybrid X6. An all-wheel-drive system that could vary torque front-to-back as well as side-to-side was standard issue on all X6s.