As controversial as it is, the BMW X6 M is truly a fantastic piece of German engineering. To some people the new “twins” X5 M and X6 M represent a blasphemy to the M brand, but there are plenty other drivers that enjoy the performance of the first xDrive M model.
In a drag racing event that we certainly do not condone, the BMW X6 M stopped the clock at 12.5 seconds after running 1/4 miles.
A quick refresher, BMW X5 M and X6 M are powered by a tuned up 4.4 liter V8 M engine delivering 555 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 to 5,650 rpm. The engine uses the twin-scroll twin turbo technology with High Precision Direct Injection. By positioning the twin-scroll turbochargers together with the catalytic converters in the “V” section between the cylinders, it minimizes the turbo lag and offers better fuel efficiency.
The X M models come equipped with Dynamic Performance Control, special M suspensions and Adaptive Drive, along with a new Servotronic power steering and Active Roll Stabilization system.
Shifting in the BMW X6 M or X5 M is very precise and quick, two qualities that certainly help in these type of drag races.