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,…
BMW gets a lot of flak for building cars that have no direct link to their history at all. The X6 is an SUV coupe thing that has earned more cross eyed stares per mile than any car ever conceived. The X6 M makes absolutely no sense and has no point, we should hate it. But somehow it’s fabulously endearing.
The life of a UFC fighter is fraught with danger; we can't imagine an inadvertent flying kick to the throat ending well. But usually their managers are pretty safe from such attacks.
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.
A while back, Wert noted that underbody plastics serve a glorious and wonderful purpose. We found an example of this sort of thing in L.A., and it just happens to look awesome. Five bucks says you can't guess the car.
CarandDriver included the above shot of a BMW X6M beating out a hopped-up Chevy Nova II at Michigan's Milan Dragway for their review of the Bimmer. The only problem is it never happened. C&D's response below.
Note the near complete absence of brake dive, bodyroll, acceleration squat or drama as the 5,247 Lbs truck puts down 555 HP and 501 Lb-Ft of torque. That's thanks to the Adaptive Drive with active anti-roll stabilization, anti-dive and anti-squat.
Despite the enormous size and weight, the BMW X6 M is just as fast around the Nurburgring as the last BMW M3. But why did BMW's M division build the world's sportiest crossover?
The staggering performance of the BMW X5 M and X6 M has been priced at the staggering price of $86,225 and 89,725 respectively. Making 555 HP soft-roaders go around corners ain't cheap.
No one was guarding the BMW X6 M this morning, so we hopped the barrier and snagged shots of its twin-turbo V8. That and the 180 MPH speedometer... in a 5,247 Lb SUV.
It's possible BMW may not have hired the most clever web designers for the BMW X6 M website as the source code contains some rather telling tags, like "550 HP" and "Twin Scroll Twin Turbo."
This BMW X6 M mule was spied by VODCars photographer Jason Thorgalsen in LA, leading to a 25-mile chase to bring you these close up photos.
It looks like BMW’s M division is doing something it said it never would: building an SUV. The BMW X6 M will use tuned versions of the X6’s 400 HP V8 and torque vectoring differentials.
Some are suggesting that the BMW X5 and X6 prototypes you see here will wear the sacred "M" badge when they reach production. The rules used to state that all BMW "M" cars must be naturally aspirated and rear-wheel-drive. But with rumors of turbochargers being bolted to future M-models, and now the prospect of these…