Recently spy photos from China reveal that the upcoming F85 BMW X5 M and F86 BMW X6 M will move away from the automatic transmission found in the first generation and import the sharp and precise DCT box found in the M5 and M6.
The twins are rumored to debut later this summer and will be powered by the twin turbo V8 S63Tu engine from the new M5 and M6. It will produce at least 560 horsepower in standard form and 575 hp with an upgraded Competition Package.
Inside, the spy photos also reveal a cabin built atop the recently unveiled F16 X6, with the free standing LCD and all the afferent M element.
On the outside, the F86 X6 M will sport the typical M elements: dynamics front end with large air intakes, flared fenders, larger side skirts and the twin double exhaust tips.
Official debut of the F16 X6 will be this summer in Moscow, most likely followed this fall by the X6 M.