Munich. BMW M GmbH has launched a new variant of the BMW X6 M in a limited edition of 100 cars.
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.
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…