A moving contradiction—albeit a very fast-moving one—the X6 M delivers a modicum of functionality with immense performance. Power comes from a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 producing 567 hp, delivered to BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Practicality is a relative term here, but the performance-tuned suspension assures that the X6 M goes fast in more than just a straight line. The X6 M cloaks its heft in the corners well, making it one amusing ute.

At the point when the M renditions of the BMW X5 and X6 initially showed up in 2009, they spoke to different apostasies for the M brand: They utilized turbocharged motors, they had all-wheel drive, and they were—God help us!—don utility vehicles. From that point forward, BMW’s M division has virtually ignored ideas of what does or doesn’t constitute apostasy. The new M3 and M4 utilize a turbocharged motor (as do the M5 and the M6). All-wheel drive is going to the M5. Furthermore almost 20,000 M-badged SUVs wander the roads.

Presently comes cycle two for the M adaptation of BMW’s SUVs, in both customarily formed X5 and kind bowing X6 “sports movement roadster” structures. The recent, obviously, is an alternate hit to customariness some may say sound judgment yet BMW reacts by indicating 250,000 aggregate X6 deals following its introduction in 2008. So as we head profound into the heart of Texas to drive the new X6 M, we won’t try to analyze the idea, just the execution.


Approaching a column of indistinguishable X6 Ms in Long Beach Blue lined up in the enclosure at the Circuit of the Americas, the vehicle’s lumbering, linebacker build seems minimal changed. The 2015 X6 M is 1.8 inches longer, its width and stature are inside a small amount of its predecessor’s, and it rides on the same 115.5-inch wheelbase. The greatest outline takeoffs are the profound, climbing wrinkle on the back bumpers and the bigger, 21-inch twin-talked wheels (up from the past 20s). The recent are particular to the M, which likewise gets a special front sash joining huge air admissions and its own particular back belt with a diffuser and twin fumes outlets, and side gills in the front bumpers and a practical back spoiler.

Inside, M-ness is offered by the M-particular game seats, gage group, and directing wheel. Upscale trim, including a calfskin secured dash and a suedelike main event, is standard. The vehicles close by for our test drive are further fancified with the discretionary full-cowhide inner part, carbon-fiber trim, and superb, high-upheld, multicontour seats. Altogether, the materials and execution are befitting of a six-figure extravagance SUV (beginning cost: $103,0
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