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BMW X6 M expected to sell as well as M5

BMW X6 | August 11th, 2008 by 2

The M version of BMW’s SUV/SAC models, X5 and X6, has been confirmed many times and they’re being tested as we speak, but no one …

BMW X6 M expected to sell as well as M5

The M version of BMW’s SUV/SAC models, X5 and X6, has been confirmed many times and they’re being tested as we speak, but no one really understood the reason behind the M version of these popular models.

In a recent interview with Auto Motor und Sport, the head of BMW’s M division, Herr Ludwig Willisch said that the reason behind the X6 M especially, are the strong sales generated by Mercedes-Benz with their AMG ML models and also Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo.

Herr Willish also said the BMW X5 M and X6 M are expected to match the sale of the popular M5 model.

With the new BMW X5 and X6 M models, the german automaker is expecting to generate large sales for their M division. 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.

He has also confirmed one more time when we already knew, there will be no BMW 1 Series M car nor an M3 Touring.

[Source: Pistonheads ]

  • Gragop

    “In a recent interview with Auto Motor und Sport, the head of BMW’s M division, Herr Ludwig Willisch said that the reason behind the X6 M especially, are the strong sales generated by Mercedes-Benz with their AMG ML models and also Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo.”

    M stands for Marketing!

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