New York Auto Show represents another milestone for BMW and it will remain in history as the place where the first all-wheel-drive SUV-like Motorsport model was released. The BMW X6 M made its debut yesterday and we were there to capture this moment.
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While there was lots of controversy around this vehicle at the show as well, there were still many people in the attendance that embrace the idea of having a large BMW with M capabilities. On paper, the car reports an impressive performance, but BMW expect the X6 M to perform much better when released in the hands of their buyers.
In a conversation with Tom Plucinksy, Product & Technology Communications Manager, he spoke about his experience as a passenger in the X6 M and described it as being “impressive, amazing in corner and doesn’t feel that you’re riding in a car that weighs 4,894 lbs”.
At the Nurburgring racetrack, BMW X6 M has proven to be faster than the E46 M3 and finished a full lap in less than 8 minutes. BMW is proud of the performance they achieved in this car and they seem the X6 M and X5 M as opportunity to preview the performance that will be seen in the next M models, with the M5 being the first one to receive a twin-turbo engine.
The reverse flow technology implemented in this engine has been patented by BMW and we will see it in other future models as well.
With a price tag of $85,000-$89,000, the BMW X6 M becomes attractive for those of us looking for a high-performance car, without sacrificing space and comfort.
In our next article, we will talk about the BMW X6 M design and our impression of the car.