MUNICH, GERMANY – The 2008 BMW X6 xDrive 35i four-door hatchback, which the German carmaker calls a coupe, may have a certain charm to it with its long hood and pod-like cabin. It’s part car, part truck, and part moon rover, according to Technically, BMW calls it a Sports Activity Coupe, a four-passenger utility vehicle with a twin turbo charged I-6 (there’s also a version with a 400-horsepower V-8. The idea was to create an SUV that is distinctive and luxurious. The X6 provides an excellent ride, and from the inside looking out, you never doubt that this is a BMW.  

The all-wheel-drive system, known as xDrive by BMW, also includes a Dynamic Performance Control that can vary the amount of force going through either rear wheel. Using a computer control system and an all-new rear differential, the X6 can help steer the car with torque through the back tires. It can do this while the vehicle is speeding up or slowing down.  

The cargo department offers 25.6 cubic feet of space, which BMW says can hold four golf bags. If you need more space, the second row folds flat and allows for nearly 60 cubic feet.  

The X6 offers optional active steering that can change the relationship between turning the steering wheel and how far the tires turn. Other features include: power lift-gate, backup camera, heated and ventilated seats, second-row entertainment system, and navigation system with real time traffic updates.