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BMW X6

BMW X6

  The BMW X6 is a four-passenger luxury crossover or "sports activity coupe" as BMW likes to call it. It went on sale in the second quarter of 2008 with a promise of combining the benefits of an SUV and a coupe into one convenient little package. The current X6 is powered by a plethora of engine options. The first is a 3.0L twin turbo engine producing 300/320hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a 4.4L twin turbo V8 delivering 400/440hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The 4.4L V8/electric hybrid option pushes out 480 net ho and 575 net lb-ft of torque, while on the opposite side of the spectrum is the 4.4L twin turbo V8 that gets 555hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to a six-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission.

German tuner G-Power isn’t the type to waste its time on developing programs for vehicles it doesn’t seem fit to wear the its unmistakable badge. The BMW X6 , though, is one of those that has its stamp of approval. That’s precisely why G-Power went to great lengths to build the SUV a new "Typhoon" program, complete with a comprehensive list of new aerodynamic parts and a performance upgrade that increases the output of the X6 to an impressive 725 horsepower and 656 pound-feet of torque, a staggering rise from the standard 440-horsepower output of the standard X6.

Oh, and that metal-twisting torque numbers can be bumped up to 737 pound-feet with an added performance boost. Either way, you probably aren’t too disappointed about an X6 that can hit 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds to go with a top speed of 186 mph, right? That’s a full 1.2 seconds faster to 62 mph and a top speed that is 37 mph faster than the stock X6 xDrive50i.

With that much work done on the X6 by G-Power, it’s a little surprising that people aren’t giving it the due attention it deserves. We’re not doing it, though, because we know what this company is capable of when it goes through the rigors of building tuning programs that have as intimidating a name as "Typhoon."

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW X6 M Typhoon by G-Power.

BMW has been busy testing upcoming models in the harsh winter currently provided by Mother Nature, and the new 2015 BMW X6 M looks to be among the group.

Despite slow sales, the X6 is getting a second generation complete with the M version . The X5 , on which the X6 is based, got a healthy refresh for 2014 with new driveline options and updated powertrains. 2014 will be the first time the CUV is available in a rear-wheel-drive-only setup with AWD still remaining an option. If this carries over to the X6, it could significantly reduce the CUV’s base MSRP, and open up the vehicle to a new group of buyers. Selecting the RWD setup in the X5 saves customers $2,300 over the AWD version.

All-wheel-drive will probably remain a fixture in the X6 M, however, due to the high output of the turbocharged V-8 and its track-ready attitude. That power is likely to come from the M5 sedan’s 4.4-liter TwinPower V-8 that lays down 560 horsepower between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm and 502 pound-feet of torque between a low 1,500 and impressive 5,750 rpm.

The X6 still retains its coupe-like crossover appearance with it’s sloping roofline in its second generation. The M version seen here gets larger grille openings and signature quad exhaust outlets. Not present on this tester is a vented or power-bulged hood that will probably be on the production X6 M.

Pricing for the current-generation X6 M starts at $93,900 and grows quickly to over $100k with options. It’s likely pricing won’t move too far away from the current numbers, but if they do, they’ll be headed north.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 BMW X6 M.

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BMW X6

We’ve known for quite some time now that BMW has been preparing a new-generation X6 , but this is the first time a prototype was caught testing, as BMW decided to take the next X6 to the Nurbrugring racetrack to see how well the sporty SUV handles.

Few details are known about the next X6 up to this point, but we do know it will drop about 330 pounds, and BMW will focus on making the SUV more fuel efficient. The engine lineup will undergo a few changes, and it will include a new four-cylinder engine for the entry-level model, and a 400-horsepower, straight-six engine for the top version. Rumors suggest we could also see a hybrid powertrain.

The new BMW X6 will be unveiled sometime in 2014 and will be put on sale in early 2015.

Click past the jump to read more about the next BMW X6.

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German tuner Cam Shaft is famous for the wrapping kits it offers for all kinds of cars. The latest kit, which is based on the BMW X6M , does not only include a cool exterior wrap, but also some pretty important updates under the hood.

Cam Shaft wrapped the X6M in its usual BMW colors: Frozen anthracite matte metallic combined with diamond-black matte metallic. This wrapping costs about €2,450 — about $3,300 at the current exchange rates.

The rest of the kit was developed in cooperation with PP-Performance and Vorsteiner. PP-Performance was responsible for updating the 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine, which produces 555 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque in the base X6m. The tuner managed to bump the V-8 engine’s output up to a total of 720 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW X6M by Cam Shaft.

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BMW is going to say "Good Bye!" to the current generation X6 in style, as it presents a special X6 M Design Edition that is limited to just 100 units. BMW will offer this special X6 M only three exterior colors: Alpine White, Sapphire Black and Red Melbourne.

When compared to a base X6 M, the new Design Edition is distinguished by a special aerodynamic kit from BMW M Performance. This kit includes a new front splitter and a new rear spoiler made from carbon fiber, a black kidney grille. black exterior mirror caps and a black-colored diffuser of the series. The sits on a set of 21-inch alloy wheels in double spoke design.

For the interior, BMW adds in full Merino leather trim combined with an instrument panel in Black/Mugello Red with Mugello Red contrast stitching and a Piano Black trim .There will also be a special plaque Edition "X6 M Design Edition - 1/100" to round out the package.

Under its hood, the X6 M Design Edition has no updates over the base mode, so it packs the same 4.4-liter V-8 powerhouse with 555 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.

Updated 11/26/2013: BMW finally released the official details and images on the special edition BMW X6 M Design Edition.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard BMW X6 M.

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Back in 2010, German tuner Hamann announced theTycoon EVO M program for the BMW X6 M. Now that BMW has officially revised the X6 M , Hamann saw fit to give its own Tycoon program its own share of upgrades.

The program, now called Tycoon II, takes the updates even further by transforming the X6 M into a real bonafide beast. The most impressive job was made under the hood where the tuner managed to increase the SUV’s standard output to a total of 670 horsepower, a significant increase from the standard 555 horsepower.

To achieve the modifications it aimed for, Hamman installed a sport kit HM 670 that includes catalytic converter pipes and optimizing the engine characteristics. Next to delivering more power, these upgrades also increased the peak torque from 501 pound-feet up to 700 pound-feet. With the extra power and torque the X6 M can now hit a top speed of 186 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW X6 Tycoon II M by Hamann.

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When BMW brought the X6 to the market, we had some doubt about its ability to succeed, but luckily the model proved us wrong. So when the M version was also dropped, we had no doubts that it will instantly become of the best sold sports SUV on the market. After all, with 555 horsepower under the hood, who can ask for more, right?

Well, the answer is German tuner, Inside Performance, which has unveiled a sweet Stealth package based on the X6 M. The tuner decided the car can pump out much more power than the standard model, so it installed a special exhaust system available in two power levels. Level 1 it gets 3-inch piping and up to 3-inch valves, and level 2 gets new downpipes and new generation 200-cell sports metal catalysts. The result is an output of 700 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque.

In order to handle the extra power, the tuner installed new 22-inch alloy wheels and adjustable suspension. The exterior has been wrapped in an army-style foil.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard BMW X6 M.

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BMW recently revealed subtle updates to keep the BMW X6 M competitive in the face of stiff competition across the super performance SUV segment. Since the X6 M’s 2010 launch, the competing Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport and Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG are either all new or significantly enhanced to better neutralize the BMW threat.

The X6 M follows the successful mechanical template from the X5 M but enhances its appearance with a fastback coupe profile and a trimmed window line. The stylish X6 M stands out in the BMW showroom when compared with the bread-and-butter models like the 3 Series and 1 Series.

The appeal for these buyers comes from the inherent impracticality of the design’s chopped roof versus the practical X5. It separates the X6 M as a car bought by people for who all-weather performance is king of kings. The X6 M has been a runaway sales success for BMW among these niche audiences – to the point where non-M X6s are the rarity.

Can the X6 M cut with the best competitors four years after its launch? Please follow the jump for details on the 2013 facelift, the mechanical and performance specs, and an image gallery of the new X6 M in action.

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With a package name that is similar to a fax machine’s model number, the BMW SP6 X is Sportec’s attempt to change your mind about diesel engines. Sure, at one point in the past diesels were loud, rough and loaded with nothing but torque, but times are changing. We have a sneaking suspicion that this tune may change your perception of a diesel engine.

The package mainly focuses on the performance of the X6. In this example, the car is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder diesel engine that, thanks to Sportec, now produces 370 horsepower and 750 Nm (553 pound-feet) of torque, a nice bump from the stock 306 horsepower and 600 Nm (442 pound-feet) of torque.

This bump in output helps shave 1.1 seconds from its stock 6.5-second 0-to-60 mph sprint, which in real-time, 1.1 seconds seems like nothing, but in a 0-to-60 launch, that’s a lifetime. To add to the beefy upgrade, Sportec has also upped the top speed from 130 mph to 163.4 mph, making this Bimmer a touch more exciting.

Finally, the exterior features sporty exhaust tail pipes that breathe out more spent-diesel-fuel fumes and custom 19-inch OZ wheels to reduce the X6’s weight and add a little extra sport to its look.

So, do you still think diesel engines offer no fun?

Source: GTSpirit
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For those who think that the BMW X6-M is simply a crossover with an M-spec body kit and a powerful V-8 engine, you’re wrong. It’s more than that…

To know how much more, here’s a video showing a person unleashing his BMW X6-M over a beautiful stretch of road. Apart from the beautiful exhaust note, we’re baffled at how a 6,200-pound crossover remains stable while negotiating corners. This sports car-like stability in a heavy, bigger vehicle is all thanks to the special M suspension that includes Adaptive Drive and a newly-developed Servotronic power steering. This ensures that every BMW M product, big or small, has the performance and stability of a powerful sports car, if not greater.

Also to be appreciated is the driver’s guts of unleashing a $90k Bimmer on a deserted, unpredictable road. If you notice, he zips past an intersection at a murdering speed, which would’ve brought a totally different conclusion, had another car was crossing that intersection.

We won’t be surprised if we find another video or a news clip saying "BMW X6-M Crashed into a Tree" or "Driver is fined heavily after rashly driving BMW"

Rest assured, for those who doubt it’s stability and cornering capabilities must watch this video and let us know whether that doubt is settled or not.


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