Just a few weeks ago, the famous host of the equally famous show Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, went on a rampage against the BMW X6, the same very controversial Sports Activity Coupe from BMW that kept the headlines of many automotive magazines for years now.
One of the major complaints against the X6 was in the off-road capability of the car and its inability to perform well in winter conditions. To prove the point, Clarkson went to the extreme of taking the X6 all the way up into the Alps. Here is a quick recap of what we published at the time:
The next item on list just simply made us smile. Expecting the X6 SAC to act as a 4×4 and crawl over boulders, is just something we didn’t think we would hear. The X6 is a sport oriented vehicle craving for performance, and yes, it does give you some off-roading capabilities, but not even close to a Jeep or Range Rover. It’s like comparing apples and oranges.
Now, the next scene shows the X6 35d struggling to climb a hill…okay, we got the point, but easily we forget the car comes equipped with summer/performance tires that won’t do well on snow nor grass. Any xDrive system coupled with good winter or all-season tires will get the job done.
And really?? Summer tires in snow, in the highest ski resort in the Alps?
Well, it wasn’t long until BMW decided to unofficially post a response to the Top Gear episode and published the following videos on their Youtube channel. The description goes something like this:
Perfect snow conditions, the BMW X6 M and the BMW X5 M means pure JOY -as long as you know how to drive under these conditions. We asked two BMW drivers to explain us how to do this and besides we saw one of the longest drifts in the world…
Ready for more? Now take a look and see how the BMW X5 M and X6 M can climb through snow. Yes, CLIMB…. if you know what you’re doing….
Part 3 has just been added
Can we all say now? Take this Jeremy Clarkson!
P.S. We don’t know about you, but it makes us wanna fly to Germany and take a ride with the two gentlemen; the experience can be no less than thrilling.
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