So the BMW X5 looks too much like an SUV for you, but you still don’t want to give up the go-fast SUV? So for those whose ideal vehicle it a sedan/SUV/sports car, BMW has made the X6 M.
While the car’s function may be hard to define, the mechanical elements aren’t. The 4.4-liter V8 engine is given a new set of turbochargers and a revised exhaust manifold to create 555 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 5,650 rpm (155 more hp than the 4.4-liter offered in the standard X6.) Just like its mechanical twin, the BMW X5 M , the engine is mated to a 6-speed M sports automatic transmission. BMW pegs the 0 to 60 mph time in 4.5 seconds - 0.8 seconds quicker than the standard 4.4-liter X6.
If the X6 M must be driven like a sports car, then at least BMW has installed the Dynamic Performance Control stability system that first appeared on the standard X6.
Just like the X5 M, the X6 gets a new set of 20-inch ten-spoke ally wheels, a wide jowl front bumper, and a full body kit.
More pics and full breakdown in the press release after the jump