Six months ago we got a sneak peek at what was to become a hot little package for the BMW X6 M by Vorsteiner . We had to wait this long for it, but we are finally able to provide the details for this package by the famous BMW -loving tuners. While this package sees absolutely zero engine upgrades - BUMMER! - it does come with a new aerodynamic package that makes the X6 M look absolutely amazing.
Among the modifications provided for the sporty SUV include a new front add-on spoiler that is constructed out of carbon fiber composite (CFRP), a new front spoiler designed to add downforce to the front axle at high speeds while directing more air into the front radiators and air duct openings, and an all-new power dome sculpted vented carbon composite hood.
Follow the upgrades to the back of the car and you will find a new sporty carbon fiber diffuser that replaces the factory plastic unit, 3 modular aero fins that are attached to the main body of the diffuser in addition to 2 vented slits to help cool the exhaust system and a carbon add-on rear deck lid spoiler that balances the additional down force of the new front end. The package is finished by forged 1-piece monoblock aluminum wheels and high performance Michelin PS2 sport tires.
UPDATE 12/02/2010: Alas sometimes even tuners are left dissatisfied with their work. This is the case with Vorsteiner’s aerodynamic package for the BMW X6M. It seems the California-based tuning firm have decided to add a new VRS Vented Race Hood to the already stunning X6M. Hit the jump to check out the details for this addition, as well as the press release.
In reality, not much had changed since Vorsteiner previewed the package back in March so we really didn’t know why we had to wait so long for the official details on the SUV. Now that they have added a new hood, well, that makes this a bit more interesting.
Sporting carbon fiber vents and a power dome, the VRS Vented race Hood suitably completes the X6M Aero package. The Hood is currently in production and is available in single-sided and double-sided applications. And apparently they figured if they were going to add a new hood, they might as well throw in a new set of wheels. The tuner added new 22" V-107 monoblock forged wheels that not only make the SUV look better, but also help to reduce its weight.
If we are looking at all of the exterior packages for the X6M then we would have to opt for the package that includes a little power boost to the exterior modifications. After looking at kits provided by Hamann , AC Schnitzer , and G-Power , we would put our money on one of the original packages for the X6; the tuning kit by G-Power. In that package, the customer would get both exterior modifications as well as a nice little bump in power.
Of course, if Vorsteiner is going to add things here and there to their kit for the X6M, then our opinion may change sometime in the future. Come on, Vorsteiner, give us some more power!
The VRS Vented Race Hood is the newest addition to the X6M Aero package in production. Sporting carbon fiber vents and a power dome, the VRS Vented race Hood suitably completes the X6M Aero package. The Hood is currently in production and is available in single-sided and double-sided applications.
Also featured with the X6M is the latest monoblock forged wheel: the V-107. The race-inspired concavity of of the wheel, elegant yet performance-oriented styling along with several weight-reducing features make the V-107 the wheel of choice.
The dimensions of the wheels and tires shown on the X6M are 395-30-22 tires and 10.5" x 22" wheels in the front, and 335-25-22 tires and 12" x 22" wheels in the rear.