Spy Shots: 2010 BMW X6M

BMW X6 | November 15th, 2008 by 11
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The 2010 BMW X6M has made its weekly appearance near Spartanburg, but this time, we’re being spoiled with a different exterior color. Palbay was there …

The 2010 BMW X6M has made its weekly appearance near Spartanburg, but this time, we’re being spoiled with a different exterior color. Palbay was there one more time and he snapped a photo of a beautiful red X6M.

What makes the M more special than the X6 V8 Twin-Turbo? Well, as far as appearance goes the typical M side vents and dual-exhaust on each side.

Spy Shots: 2010 BMW X6M

As we mentioned many times before, some say that the BMW X6M will be powered by a 5.0-liter V10 with 373kW and 520Nm of torque, even though we believe that a twin-turbo engine will be more suitable for the job. The 4.4 V8 Twin-Turbo can be the ideal choice since the car already weighs around 5,000 lbs and placing a heavy V10 engine in it, would not make much sense.

Everything is being kept under the table as of now, so unfortunately no other details are available, including pricing.

[Source: Leftlanenews and Palbay ]

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  • Tisbob

    I can confirm 100% that it’s not a V10.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Tisbob: V8 TT tuned up?

  • L1ndja

    I dont really se the point of it while the Xdrive50i has 400hp.What hp will the “M-X6″ have? and what engine will it be ? the 4.4 V8 twin turbo ? the same engine like the Xdrive 50 but with a little more hp? ok so it will have around 500hp but who would buy the X 50i then? I dont see the point of it..Hope Bmw proves me wrong !

  • Clara

    Does the X6 Hybrid combine the 4.4 TT with electric power? Because that could substantially increase the performance, if that’s how it was used.

  • miles

    Why give it the same engine? give it a twin turbo 4.8

  • dmlgc

    BMW needs to be careful not shoot themselves in the foot on this one, if they make an X6M version of the 50i no one will buy the 50i. If the top end (50i) of the X6 line starts to dwindle then the lower end (35i) will have to cost more and sales will suffer. BMW needs to think a lot more about introducing models and changes than they had to in the old economy.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @dmlgc: Of course, they will definitely need a different engine to differentiate the M from the xDrive50i, otherwise, like you said, they are in trouble. Beside the exterior improvements, I’m sure the X6M will bring much more to the table.

  • Clara

    The v10′s extra weight could probably be offset with liberal use of carbon fiber, esp up front. How much does the v10 actually add, 50-75 lbs? If you eliminated the front-wheel drive and dropped the engine down that would offset the effects of the V10 on weight and center of gravity.

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  • Dacosta70

    The X6 M will come with a V10 from the M5 plus they will add twin turbos. it will have about 580 Hp. I went to the BMW M school in south carolina and spoke to the M instructors. they are testing the car at the factory let me tell you it sounds like a rocket.

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