X6-based M Model On the Way


If your idea of a BMW M-car is not a four-seat SUV/Coupe that weighs over two tonnes then look away now - because the X6 is joining the party! According to reports BMW has confirmed a high performance version of the X6 after seeing how well the Cayenne Turbo and AMG Mercedes MLs have done.

Speaking with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, the boss of BMW’s M division, Ludwig Willisch said that sports versions of the X5 and X6 are in the pipeline and sales are expected to match those of the M5. While they will still be powered by BMW’s new 4.4L V8 twin-turbo engine, output is expected to be higher than the current 400bhp (298kW) and 450lb-ft (600Nm) torque in the xDrive50i.

The car will have larger intakes at the front and could make its debut early next year, said Willisch. It will also have a revised grille and new side mirrors. For the rest of the range he said there will be no 1 Series-based M car and no M3 Touring.

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  • Mr Fenix 23 Jan 2009

    Saw 2 of these beasts in Newport Beach on Saturday, looks crappy in white but nice n surly in the titanium grey. They aren't THAT big compared to the Yukon's, Escalades, Suburban's, Navigators and H2's.

    Its probably the best looking SUV ? I've seen here although I'd be more inclined to take a 6 series coupe and lift it...

  • bmw2002 05 Aug 2008

    LMAO rofl

  • Pugsey 05 Aug 2008

    mat205125 said:
    bmw2002 said:
    Castle Combe 2 weeks ago thumbup



    Edited by bmw2002 on Monday 4th August 10:14
    He's going the wrong way aroung the track!
    Rubbish! Having cooked his front brakes a little in the morning session he is, of course, now demonstrating the X6's superb versatility by lapping everyone else backwards

  • bmw2002 05 Aug 2008

    bmw2002 said:
    mat205125 said:
    bmw2002 said:
    Castle Combe 2 weeks ago thumbup



    Edited by bmw2002 on Monday 4th August 10:14
    He's going the wrong way aroung the track!
    Made it more interesting biggrin

    http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

  • bmw2002 05 Aug 2008

    mat205125 said:
    bmw2002 said:
    Castle Combe 2 weeks ago thumbup



    Edited by bmw2002 on Monday 4th August 10:14
    He's going the wrong way aroung the track!
    Made it more interesting biggrin


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