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Carsguide reviews the BMW X6 M

BMW X6 M | July 23rd, 2009 by 1
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The BMW X6 M international launch took place two weeks ago at Road Atlanta and your own favorite site, BMWBLOG, was there to get first …

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The BMW X6 M international launch took place two weeks ago at Road Atlanta and your own favorite site, BMWBLOG, was there to get first hand experience of the new, but controversial, X6 M SAV. Despite the fact that our comprehensive review covered most of the X6 M angles, we would still like to share with you reviews from other auto media publications.

This week, the Aussie fellows at Carsguide.com posted their first impressions of the BMW X6 M. Has the first BMW M SAV met their expectations?

“The super-sized X5 and X6 M are SUVs, but that doesn’t stop them making a sub-six second sprint to 100km/h, hitting a top speed held back to 250km/h, and flaunting the sort of macho body bits that always move an M machine away from the BMW mainstream.

Cranking up to 240km/h down the back straight at Road Atlanta raceway, in a racer red X6 M, was the cement-solid proof that the oddly-styled SUV works better with an M makeover. We’ll have to wait for the X5 with M, but it promises similar stuff.

The X6 is still quirky, and compromised in the cabin, but the selfishness of a driver-focussed update reflects the original thinking behind what BMW calls its sports activity vehicle. And you don’t notice that there are only four seats, or that the rear window view is like peeking out of a letterbox, or that the body could have come from Korea.

Like every M machine, once you floor the throttle in the X6 M — and unleash a twin-turbo V8 that makes a romping 408 kiloWatts — the rest of the deal goes out the door.”

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