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Following a photo leak, BMW has officially released images of its X6 M high-performance crossover, which will be on display at the New York Auto Show this week. Built to compete with Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo and other high-performance crossovers, the X6 M may very well be in a class of it’s own.

The X6 M uses a version of BMW’s latest twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. Output is pegged at 555 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and peak torque is 501 pound-feet, available between 1,500 and 5,650 rpm. The car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, according to the automaker.

The X6 M and X5 M are the first xDrive all-wheel-drive vehicles from BMW to sport the “M” badge. Coupled with special “M” air suspension featuring Adaptive Drive and the newly developed Servotronic power steering, the performance ‘ute promises very competent handling. Other high-tech features include launch control for maximum acceleration and an “M” six-speed automatic optimized for performance. Drivers can manually select gears using either paddles or an an electronic gear selector lever.

Electronically controlled, variable power distribution to the front and rear axle prevents even the slightest tendency to over- or understeer right from the start, before DSC Dynamic Stability Control is even required to cut in.

BMW is referring to the new 4.4-liter motor as its “M TwinPower Turbo” unit. The name reflects the fact that the motor features Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology and a common exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders.

Although traction control is standard, the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) greatly reduces the aggressiveness of the system. The MDM setting allows the driver to enter a controlled drift and push the vehicle’s handling to the limit. There’s also a DSC-Off Mode for drivers seeking a more purist experience.

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Following a photo leak, BMW has officially released images of its X6 M high-performance crossover, which will be on display at the New York Auto Show this week. Built to compete with Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo and other high-performance crossovers, the X6 M may very well be in a class of it’s own.

The X6 M uses a version of BMW’s latest twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. Output is pegged at 555 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and peak torque is 501 pound-feet, available between 1,500 and 5,650 rpm. The car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, according to the automaker.

The X6 M and X5 M are the first xDrive all-wheel-drive vehicles from BMW to sport the “M” badge. Coupled with special “M” air suspension featuring Adaptive Drive and the newly developed Servotronic power steering, the performance ‘ute promises very competent handling. Other high-tech features include launch control for maximum acceleration and an “M” six-speed automatic optimized for performance. Drivers can manually select gears using either paddles or an an electronic gear selector lever.

Electronically controlled, variable power distribution to the front and rear axle prevents even the slightest tendency to over- or understeer right from the start, before DSC Dynamic Stability Control is even required to cut in.

BMW is referring to the new 4.4-liter motor as its “M TwinPower Turbo” unit. The name reflects the fact that the motor features Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology and a common exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders.

Although traction control is standard, the M Dynamic Mode (MDM) greatly reduces the aggressiveness of the system. The MDM setting allows the driver to enter a controlled drift and push the vehicle’s handling to the limit. There’s also a DSC-Off Mode for drivers seeking a more purist experience.

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:jaw-dropping Horendous , but just my opinion......
 

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What's with the gap between the kidney grills and the bumper? Looks like they forgot to fit something:shifty:

I'd hate to see a lesser spec verion!

Does anyone know what the retail on one of these is likely to be?
 

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Styling wise more often than not, BMW are currently getting it wrong with the X6 being a prime example.....

However, as silky as some of the BMW engines are, its about time BMW learned about torque and gave their engines a bloody dose of it for once.

4.4-liter V8. Output is pegged at 555 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and peak torque is 501 pound-feet, available between 1,500 and 5,650 rpm
This is more like it and may possibly hint towards the next generation M5 engine/power to be able to keep with some of the competition as far as straight line pace is concerned.

Well they have sorted out the torque, so at least now BMWs will be properly quick, now they need to learn how to fit decent quality seats, gadgets and quality sound systems into their cars and hopefully somehow make the ride more comfy whilst retaining the knife sharp accurate handling.
 

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Now thats some postoffice van! still Fugly though!
 
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