Drifting the 2015 BMW X6

BMW X6 | October 16th, 2014 by 6
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How easy it is to drift a 5,000 lbs (2267 kg) car? It turns out not as hard as one would think. We went to …

How easy it is to drift a 5,000 lbs (2267 kg) car? It turns out not as hard as one would think. We went to BMW’s Performance Center in Spartanburg to sample the all-new 2015 BMW X6.

After spending some time on the off road track, we went back to the BMW’s roots by tracking the Sports Activity Coupe on the 1.7 mile circuit followed by a drifting session on the wet skid pad.

The engineers in charge of the X6 project say the chassis is tuned for oversteer and just like the previous generation, the traction is still biased to the rear.

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On the skid pad, the torque-vectoring rear differential accelerate the outside rear wheel to correct the track, so compared to rear-wheel drive vehicles, like the M3 or M5, drifting is easier achieved by keeping the wheels straight, no countersteer, and control the drift with lots of power on the throttle.

The result? Take a look at the photos below and the short video:

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