The X6 is one of those vehicles we all love to hate. It’s big, pointless and annoyingly good to drive.
So what happens when you give it even more power, rear-wheel drive handling characteristics and slap the letter ‘M’ on its boot? Well, whether we like it or not, we are soon going to find out.
As you can see from the video below BMW has been busy testing its new X6 M, a niche performance version of its niche off-road coupe niche. Bernd Limmer from M GmbH talks us through the car and explains how he ‘inspired soul’.
The car’s V8 is fitted with twin scroll turbochargers and the four-wheel drive system is more ‘rear-concentrated’, with less torque at the front axle. This means it understeers less and presumably becomes more tail-happy.
The torque is also split from left to right giving more power to the faster wheel, which BMW says will create more cornering speed and better stability. Be afraid Fido, be very afraid…
No more so than 90% of cars and probably 99% of all cars owned by PHers. After all, all you need is four seats, a bit of luggage space and small engine capable of getting you from a to b and maybe up to 70mph. Anything beyond a small hatchback is 'pointless' then.
I don't know why, and I don't want to, but I like the X6. And in response to an earlier post, the "M" will not stand for masturbator in this case, it's more like mental. I hope it has at least 500bhp and throws out more CO2 than any other car. Because no matter how weird, ugly or plain st a car is, if it annoys eco hippy vegetablists in sandals then it deserves kudos