The segment-busting BMW X6 debuted in 2008, but before the current-generation SAC (sports activity coupe, in BMW-speak) retires, an X6 M Design Edition has been announced. As an attempt to remind people of the X6’s existence, the special — and optional — stripes of the limited-editon X6 M shown here isn’t a bad place to start. Featuring the three-colored M stripes, the BMW X6 M Design Edition is limited to just 100 units. Aside from the 21-inch wheels and paint accents front and rear, the X6 M also gets bold Mugello Red interior accents in the form of stitching on the leather-covered dash and seats, as well as a big red stripe across the top of the dash. Of course, the special-edition model wouldn’t be complete without a plaque on the piano-black dash noting where in the 100-unit production run your car falls. Carbon fiber accents cover the X6 M’s front splitter, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler. The BMW X6 M is powered by a 555-hp turbocharged … [Read more...] about BMW X6 M Design Edition Wears Bold M Performance Stripes
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Recently, the latest additions to the M GmbH family, both the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M were officially released, allowing BMW to venture into the high performance, high ground clearance vehicle segment, a segment which was, till now, dominated by the Porsche Cayenne. According to BimmerFile, it now has the juicy pricing details for both the twin-turbo SUV’s. The slightly modest looking BMW X5 M can be fetched for US$ 85,400, while the ‘coupe-ish’ X6 M carries a US$ 88,900 price tag (yes, only US$ 3,000 difference). The above mentioned prices should be for the base-line models, as you can expect them to hike up a little as you add more ticks on the options list. Both all wheel drive performance SUV’s are powered by the M TwinPower Turbo engine, which is a 4.4 litre twin turbo V8 that is able to crank out 555HP between 5,750rpm to 6,000rpm and 680Nm of torque between 1,500rpm to 5,650rpm. Both cars can sprint to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, all the way up to a governed … [Read more...] about U.S pricing for BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M leaks out
BMW M GmbH has launched a special edition of the BMW X6 M, limited to just 100 units. The BMW X6 M Design Edition boasts sporty elements inside and out so that your 555 hp/680 Nm V8 beast stands out from the crowd. The BMW X6 M Design Edition rides on 21-inch M Performance light alloys in a double-spoke design. The front end is defined by a black kidney grille and black exterior mirror caps. Other add-ons include the carbon M Performance front splitter, M Performance rear spoiler and the black rear diffuser. M Performance decals with stripes in the famous M colours are optional. The cabin features full Merino leather and a bi-colour instrument panel in Black/Mugello Red with Mugello Red contrast stitching. Paired to that is BMW Individual interior trim in Piano Black with an edition-specific badge. … [Read more...] about BMW X6 M Design Edition – 100-unit limited edition
Those of you who have managed to snag one of the 700 units of the now sold-out BMW M4 GTS should consider yourselves lucky. If, however, you still find Munich’s ultimate lightweight sports car somewhat lacking, then German tuner G-Power might just have the answer for you. In fact, it has already been the answer for three of those owners, who have come to the company for their extra speed fix. G-Power’s upgrades to the 3.0 litre twin-turbo straight six – with water injection, no less – are pretty thorough. These include significantly-modified turbochargers that use larger turbine and compression wheels, designed and built in-house to move more air and reduce inertia, improving throttle response. The housings themselves have been modified through CNC machining. A bonus side effect of the turbos’ improved overall efficiency is the reduction of exhaust gas temperatures, allowing the turbochargers themselves to run at higher boost pressures. Meanwhile, exhaust … [Read more...] about BMW M4 GTS tuned by G-Power gains modified turbochargers, stainless steel downpipes, hits 615 hp!
You know the old line about the inmates running the asylum? Well, the asylum’s been handing out engineering degrees, and the inmates are now running BMW, Cadillac, and Porsche. Meet the Unicorns — three cars, in the words of Raoul Duke, too weird to live and too rare to die. Each is a manifestation of a novel concept: maximum performance mated to oodles of capacity and practicality. All three vehicles are also patently absurd, in the very best possible sense of the word-so bizarre that we had to road-trip them to the only American city capable of standing up to this trio’s epic level of whoa: Las Vegas. First, an over-the-top snack. Hubert Keller’s Burger Bar in the Mandalay Bay serves something called the Rossini. This umami-laced indulgence features Kobe beef, sautéed foie gras, shaved truffles, and an onion bun. It’s served with a reduced brown sauce and — wait for it — costs $60. At first blush, you might think the Rossini a grotesque … [Read more...] about Comparison: 2011 BMW X6 M vs. 2011 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo
BMW Group Malaysia has launched the second-generation BMW X6 M. The big SAC (that’s Sports Activity Coupe) is powered by a 4.4 litre V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine said to be the most powerful engine developed for the firm’s all-wheel drive models. With 575 hp and 750 Nm of torque – 20 hp and 10% more torque than before – the X6 M does the century sprint in 4.2 seconds. Despite this, fuel consumption and C02 emissions have been reduced to 11.1 litres per 100 km and 258 g/km respectively. The engine is mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and power is laid down via xDrive with Dynamic Performance Control. This latter has electronically adjustable damping for Comfort, Sport and Sport + modes, while the M Servotronic steering system allows for various steering parameters to suit driver preferences. The 21-inch M alloy wheels now come with non-runflat tyres for better steering response and greater handling. The front façade has large … [Read more...] about F86 BMW X6 M launched in Malaysia – RM1.24 mil
The BMW X6 M carries many ‘firsts’ for a BMW M car. It’s the first M car with all-wheel drive, the first M car with a torque converter automatic and also the first M car with a turbocharged engine! And it’s also happens to be the first BMW to be launched this year, so we should see a few 555 horsepower behemoths roaming Malaysian roads and giving chase to Cayenne Turbos soon. The X6 M is of course immediately identifiable by its different looks compared to the regular X6 which happens to be quite popular in Malaysia as well. The entire bodywork is body colour, losing the little grey bits at the lower part of the body that the regular X6 has. The rear of course has the trademark M quad exhaust pipes. Wheels are huge 20 inchers wrapped with 275/40R20 at the front and 315/35R20 at the rear – this baby’s front tyres are thicker than my E39’s rear tyres! The price to own one of these? RM1,188,800, which is significantly more than a BMW M6, the most … [Read more...] about BMW X6 M now available in Malaysia!
The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M (fuel consumption combined for both models: 11.1 l/100 km (25.5 mpg imp); CO2 emissions combined for both models: 258 g/km)* see BMW M GmbH setting the pace once again in the high-performance Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) segment. When the previous generation of the two cars arrived in 2009, it was the first time the high-performance character distilled by BMW M GmbH had been transplanted into an all-wheel-drive BMW X model. The result was class-leading dynamics. The new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M pull no punches in writing the next chapter in this success story with another significant step forward in dynamic excellence, emotionally rich M design and outstanding efficiency. The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M combine the characteristic features of the successful BMW X family – exclusivity, robustness, agility and everyday usability – with the commitment to high performance that defines an M car. The latter is … [Read more...] about 2016 BMW X6 M
Now the discerning customer has the opportunity to enjoy the unique high- performance character of a BMW M car also in the segment of BMW X models: The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are the fi rst all-wheel-drive models to offer the supreme performance, dynamic driving features, athletic design, and premium quality of a typical BMW M Car. Both models are powered by a newly developed V8 high-performance engine delivering 408 kW/555 hp at an engine speed range between of 6,000 rpm from an engine capacity of 4,395 cc. The new M TwinPower Turbo engine is indeed the world’s fi rst power unit with a common exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders and featuring Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology. BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system is naturally geared to the specifi c power and performance characteristics of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M, just like Dynamic Performance Control also standard on both models. Interacting with the cars’ special M suspension … [Read more...] about 2010 BMW X6 M
When is an SUV not an SUV? That’s a question posed by the BMW X6 M, which has limited off-road capability and not much utility but a lifted ride height and extraordinary performance ability. Take a moment to let this sink in: The 567-hp X6 M’s 3.8-second zero-to-60-mph time nearly matched that of the 560-hp M6 Gran Coupe. The 5190-pound X6 M also stopped from 70 mph in just 153 feet, bettering the 795-pound-lighter M6 by 15 feet (although that M6 may have had some glazed brake pads). And it circled our skidpad at 0.98 g—0.06 g beyond what the low-slung sedan was capable of. The X6 M’s performance isn’t just astounding for an SUV; it’s astounding, period. Multitude of Modes Packed under the X6 M’s hood is a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 that delivers a heady 553 lb-ft of torque between 2200 and 5000 rpm. It’s hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard. The staggered-width, 21-inch … [Read more...] about 2017 BMW X6 M