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The BMW X6 luxury crossover went on sale in April 2008 as a 2009 model year. BMW referes to the X6 as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) as it combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, xDrive and all-weather ability) with the stance, styling and roof line shape of a coupe. The E71 X6 was built off the E70 X5 (2007 - 2013) platform at BMW's Spartanburg, SC plant. Total worldwide sales were just over 235,000, sold mostly to the BRIC countries. US total sales was 34,082 vehicles.

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Old 01-30-2011, 04:04 PM
2011-X6-50i 2011-X6-50i is offline
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Burning oil?

Anyone in the forum experiencing the X6 burning synthetic?

Within the past 8k mile our X6 50i has evaporated at least 3 quarts of synthetic? if this is common please let us know...

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Old 02-01-2011, 03:48 PM
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I had to add one quart over 33,000 miles of driving (between oil changes). It was around 18k miles or so.

I have heard that having to add one quart during the first 7500 miles is not uncommon. Or even 1 quart every 5-10k miles.

3 quarts within 8k miles seems rediculous. I would suspect rings, or poor engine build quality.

The darn thing only holds about 8 quarts of oil. And you lost about 40% of the oil within 8k miles. I don't think an M3 is that bad.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:08 AM
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That is quite excessive oil burning unless you're driving her pretty hard. My 335i burned oil, but on the southern roads we have the opportunity to open the cars up quite a bit. Ya know blow off the dust>
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:58 PM
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My car was doing the same thing.. I took it in and now they are trying to charge me over 6k to fix it. They said it was the turbos.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:23 PM
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Around 600 miles burn 0.7L is BMW stander.
E38 X2 had. E39 X5 had. E46 X1 had. E65 X2 had. E71 X1 now. E84 X1 now. E90 LCI now. VW JETTA X2 had.
LEXUS SOARER 2.5T/T X1 had. CADI SRX X1 had.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:35 AM
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I burn a quart every 4500-5000 miles which is normal. Three quarts in 8000 miles seems a bit much. Get it checked out. Good luck.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:48 PM
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mine was doing this and i was told it is normal it will burn 1ltr for every 1000 miles
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:29 AM
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Heads up

My 2010 hybrid needed feeding after 8,000 new. then it settled down. The new 12 x6 550 needed feeding at the same time. HAve put another 2,000 miles on it over the holidays and it is sitting at just 1/4 below full....The last 2,000 was on hwy travel and a lot of open speed...8,000 and that muchoil does seem wrong. If they are charging 6,000.00 for correction is that not covered under your waranty? Are they giving you a hard time about covering it? We should all take note of this!
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:06 PM
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My X6 is a 2012 5.0 with only about 11500 miles. This year i put on about 7500 miles from the last oil change and I poured in 1 quart of oil (BMW High Performance Synthetic). 3 Quarts seems a bit too much to burn... U should get that checked out.
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