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Most of the automotive industry lists out there try to help consumers find the best buys, the cheapest alternatives, and the highest values. But sometimes, it’s worth exploring the other end of the spectrum. And in the realm of the most expensive crossovers, you’ll find the BMW X6. In fact, in one list of the priciest SUVs on the market today, the BMW X6 leads the way with a potential six-figure price tag.

But will you get what you pay for with this outrageously expensive ride? Some say the bar doesn’t set any higher than this.

There’s an actual list of the most expensive SUVs

Not that anyone would necessarily seek out the most expensive SUV to buy. But if you ever wondered which vehicles topped such a list, U.S. News did your homework for you.

The team compiled a list of 12 SUVs commanding the highest dollar. They evaluated these crossovers based on the top trims, with all the extras, luxury segment entries included. And while some of these vehicles don’t have official U.S. News scores nor been fully crash-tested, these 12 rides will surely exceed the average consumer budget.

A few of the contenders include the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE, the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, the 2021 BMW X6, and the 2021 Lamborghini Urus.

The 2021 BMW X6 earns a spot among the priciest

It may not surprise to learn that BMW earns a spot on this list of most expensive vehicles. The BMW X6 is a coupe-style SUV (or SAC according to BMW), offering a revolutionary design for the midsize crossover segment.

There are three trims: the sDrive40i, the xDrive40i, and the M50i. While the base-to-midlevel price tags are $65,050 to $86,250, the BMW X6 lands on this high-priced list based on its top trim with a starting MSRP of $108,000. And according to BMW, you could tack on even more by adding in the performance or executive packages. 

Why is the BMW X6 so expensive?

Why is the 2021 BMW X6 M so expensive, you ask? You’re getting an awful lot of vehicle for the money. It starts with a powerful engine, capable of harnessing 600 hp. There are quad exhaust pipes too. Inside, there are heavy bolster reinforcements for front seat security as well as luxurious leather upholstery.

At this high-end trim level, the standard equipment roster is robust, with 12.3-inch touch screens and digital gauge clusters. Gesture controls, a head-up display, and hands-free park assisting features are all standard too.

BMW didn’t forget about the other driver aids either. That six-figure price tag affords adaptive cruise and lane-keeping assist with the Driving Assistance Professional Package.

It also includes the “Steering & Traffic Jam Assistant” feature that combines the adaptive cruise and lane-centering tech at low speeds. The Executive Package brings the surround sound and the ever-popular, panoramic LED sunroof, according to Edmunds.

A fine-tuned performance machine comes at a cost

The 2021 BMW X6 is more than just a luxury SUV. The automaker calls it the Sports Activity Coupe® and suggests it’s the compilation of all the latest technology, the most lavish designs, fine-tuned performance.

Prepare for rocket-like acceleration from either the turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 or the turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder. And BMW brags that the BMW X6 M can hustle with a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.8 seconds.

When you opt to buy this SUV, you’re getting a luxury ride with the best of every amenity. Just remember, you’ll pay for it, too.

You may not set out to buy one of the most expensive SUVs on the market, but when you drive home with the BMW X6, you’ll enjoy some of the best that six figures can buy.


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