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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the BMW X6 M

The prototype starts dropping camouflage and reveals part of its front end

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BMW is working on a facelift version for both the X5 and the X6, including the base and the M versions. Both versions were caught testing many times before, including around the famous Nurburgring track. The facelift BMW X6 M was caught testing one more time, around the roads of Munich, Germany but also around the Nürburgring race track.

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the BMW X6 M Exterior Spyshots
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As for the engine, there are rumors suggesting the twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 engine will remain unchanged

The prototype started to drop part of its camouflage and is offering us a better look at the newly designed front bumper. Just like the X5 and the X6, the M version will get new slimmer headlights with new style DRL’s. The grille will most likely stay the same, but we expect to see some design changes made to the grille inserts. As for the rear, just like with all the other prototypes caught testing in the past, is completely uncovered. This either means that we will see no changes here, or that we are still looking at prototypes in their early stages of development, and more updates will be applied at a later date. For now, it looks like changes to the rear will be limited to only new rear light graphics.

A few changes will also be offered inside, with the biggest improvement being BMW’s latest iDrive 8 infotainment system.

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When it comes to under-hood changes, there are two completely different rumors. One suggests that the facelift X5 M will be offered with the same twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers 600 horsepower in the base version and 617 horsepower in the Competition version. The second rumor suggest that the facelift X5 and X6 M will switch over from the current S63 engine to the new S68 V-8 - which will first be found in the production version of the XM. If this switch will actually happen, it means that the next X6 M (and also the X5 M) will only be offered in Competition versions, where it should deliver 750 horsepower.

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the BMW X6 M Exterior Spyshots
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In the back changes will be minimal and will be limited to new rear light graphics

Expect the facelift X5 and X6 to be launched sometime before the end of 2022, with sales to begin in early 2023. As for the prices, we expect the X6 M to remain in the same price range as the current model: $109,595.

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