Later this year, the new 2015 BMW X6 M will be introduced by the M engineers in Garching. Spotted in Germany, this test mule gives us a closer look the design of the new X6 M. The design is built atop the new BMW X6, including the new headlights which connect to the kidney grille, larger kidney grilles and a “shark nose.” The F86 X6 M will bring some of the typical M elements: dynamics front end with large air intakes, flared fenders and larger side skirts.
Recently BMWBLOG has learned that the upcoming 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will feature an updated V8 4.4 liter turbocharged engine that will produce more power than the current version. While our sources have not indicated the exact output, they mentioned that the new powerplant is more than just a tuned up version of the S63Tu unit with the latest engine developments from BMW.
Rumors around the interwebs say that the new powerplant will produce nearly 600 horsepower, a significant upgrade even over the Competition Package developed for the M5 and M6. The torque will also get a bump well above the 500 lb-ft limit.
Also, 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 top speed will likely be electronically limited to 174 mph (300 km/h).
BMW will launch the new X6 M in Spring 2015.