With the sloping roofline and a coupe-style look, the BMW X6 M is truly a beast when it comes to performance.
First debuted in 2009, the BMW X6 M was the first car from the BMW’s M division to come with a turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive system. The magnificent and bulky front and rear looks of the car made it stand out from the rest of the lineup. It was a less practical car with less cabin and cargo space. The massive V8 that it packed under its hood unleashed a madness of 617 hp. As it is a BMW car, it also came with a whole sweet of luxury and advanced tech features with it. Here are some things you should know about the X6 M before you plan to buy one.
BMW.s First “M” Car With xDrive
Launched with the BMW X5 M, the BMW X6 M was the first car from the BMW Motorsport GmbH to come with the BMW xDrive AWD system. This means that this BMW SUV can send the same amount of power on all four wheels that the previous BMW M models lacked.
A Proper Four-Seater Car
Many carmakers like the Porsche and Audi were selling SUVs with 5 seating abilities, the BMW on the other hand offered a proper 4-seater layout with the X6 M. Even though the BMW X5 M with its 5-seater design was a less expensive rival. The X6 M now supports a 5-seat layout which is bad and just not comfortable.
The First Turbocharged Car
The BMW M cars were popular for their naturally aspirated powerhouses. The current-gen BMW X6 M with its 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 produces over 591 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque available from 1800 rpm.
Less On Practicality
With a mind-blowing performance, the X6 M is one of the most powerful SUVs you can buy right now. The X6 M offers a really neat-looking interior with every bit of luxury and modern-day tech features you can expect from a BMW. The sloping roof and a coupe design could make your driving experience bad if you’re looking for the absolute best practicality from it. The seats aren’t large enough to hold the passenger properly and tall passengers will find really hard to fit into the rear of the car, thanks to the sloping design. And to top that off, the car’s boot space is much smaller than you would expect from any other coupe.
A Pierre Leclercq Designed Car
The BMW X6 M was loved for its unique-looking design which created a blend of an SUV and a coupe. It was designed by the popular Belgian designer Pierre Leclercq who also designed the second-gen X5. The X5 was moreover a traditional-looking car unlike the X6 M. It had a fresh look that had a really great road presence.
Cool Looking Laser Headlights
Every BMW is known for its super cool headlights that just speak out a BMW car from far away. The X6 M debuted with xenon headlights that glow brighter and have a longer life. The laser headlights are a part of the company’s latest technology that shift to low or high beam automatically.
Plethora Of Features
The new BMW X6 M brings a new bold new fastback roofline body and packs in some great power inside, delivering a smooth and seamless driving experience. All accompanied by a lavish and comfortable interior with rich features enough for any person’s needs with good technical improvements from the last-gen. It offers nifty driver assistance features and standard six airbags, it lacks the extra space and practicality but finds itself a very nice place where it won’t stand unnoticed.
BMWs Latest iDrive System
BMW has really worked hard on its in-car infotainment system which they call iDrive. The latest BMW X6 M comes with the newest iDrive 7.0 which works on a hard-drive-based format to store data. It is fast and can work with voice commands and features hand gestures and also supports Apple CarPlay to work easily with your phone.
Stiff Riding Experience
With a monstrous performance and high-tech luxury features, the X6 M is really notoriously powerful coupe-styled SUV. The X6 M is not good in terms of ride quality and comfortability. It has a very stiff suspension setup that just ruins your comfortable riding experience on a bumpy road. It is really bad for a car that starts with a six-figure price tag.
A True BMW M Car
The BMW X6 M packs a 4.4 Litre M twin-turbocharged V8 engine which makes up to 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with a rear-based all-wheel-drive system. It delivers a quick racing acceleration with 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds with an electronically controlled top speed of 155 mph. These power dynamics make this X6 M a true “M” car.
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