Like many people, I could never quite understand the BMW X6. And I can understand the BMW X6 M even less. Help me out, friend: do you get why BMW makes an SUV that’s essentially the X5, but with a steep, sloping roof purely for dubious aesthetics, then has the gall to add a twin-turbo V8 engine with 567 horsepower,…
The BMW X6 is an X5 with its butt cut off. What it lacks in practicality it makes up for in bizarre proportionality, but we can’t help but admire its audaciousness. What do you need to know before you buy a BMW X6? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
“Panameras are hideous. I’m not watching your videos any more.”
Why does BMW make the X6? Why is it called a "Sports Activity Coupe" when it has four doors? Why would anyone think that a sloping roof looks good on an SUV? Why would buyers want a vehicle with SUV ride height but far less practicality?
Hate the X6? BMW doesn't. The misshapen X5 that ripped the "utility" out of SUV has sold a quarter-million copies around the world. Some were sold in the States, but the other 243,000-or-so became the de facto ride of the Russkaya Bratva that couldn't afford a Cayenne. So it's no surprise that the new X6 is debuting…
A Romanian man driving from Italy back to Romania was stopped by the Hungarian Police at the border after their search revealed that the entire BMW X6 in the back of his Mercedes Sprinter was in fact a stolen vehicle wanted in Italy.
"WHY DID YOU TURN?!"
Not content to let their Bavarian rivals corner the market on grossly unnecessary and conspicuous giganto-coupe/SUV things, Mercedes just unveiled the Coupé SUV concept at the Beijing Auto Show.
Mercedes will show a slant back SUV Coupe concept at the Beijing Auto Show, and it'll be creatively called the Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV. All we have to say is thanks a lot BMW.
A reader spotted this camo-wrapped BMW X6 between Greer, SC and Asheville, NC yesterday claiming he "couldn't hear the exhaust over the tires" as the car/SUV/bulgy Bimmer surged from 80 to "very fast."
How big is the market for a jacked-up car-based that has a steeper, less practical shape? Not very, apparently.
I need to start this post with an apology. I'm sorry you're about to see this. You may want to send the kids into the other room; this might upset them.
This is the story of a good son who wanted to buy his mom a car for her birthday. This son won the vehicle of her dreams on eBay, but then things turned south when the dealership hemmed and hawed and sold the car to a local buyer as if the eBay auction were just another circular they could drop their ad in.
BMW showed off their four new trucker fuel M cars at Geneva, showing that if Germans are going to dilute a brand, at least they're going to do it with ridiculously advanced technology.
BMW is launching a new high-performance, 3.0-liter inline six for its M cars. No surprise yet. It also has three turbochargers, produces 381 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque, and only revs to 5,400 rpm. Ruh Roh. Yes, it's a diesel.
If you're looking for something that says, "dad likes leather," you're in the right place. Naturally, BMW's development team would have been arrested for creating such a vehicle, so this owner had to spring for his own cow-cladded exterior.
It’s been over 20 years that Eastern Europe threw off the shackles of communism. Plenty of time for a radical change in car culture. But what Budapest-based publisher and entrepreneur Erik D’Amato found out was that some things never change. –Ed.
We mean, of course, that two-time Olympic champion Katarina Witt is experiencing BMW's Environmental Test Center with an X6 ActiveHybrid. Not that she has a low libido. We don't know if she does. Although we'd be happy to find out.
Urban camouflage had a brief moment of inexplicable popularity during the early part of this century. It's now relegated to pant patterns for faux tough-guy types and now, apparently, all matter of vehicles. This is all the Germans fault.