• Feb 16, 2009
You can see all sorts of things in Manhattan's boroughs, but camouflaged automaker mules aren't common. At least BMW's crazy whirl-filled disguise stands a chance of escaping notice in the hustle and bustle. GMInsideNews forum member GeneralMischief didn't walk by this extra-sinister X6 without realizing that something wicked is going on. Cameraphone shots of the exterior are all we have to go on at this point, but the conspicuous location of camo – on the front and rear fascias and on the front quarter panels - hints that an X6-M is in store.

The X6 XDrive 50i already has an M-division feel about it, with a 400 horsepower turbo V8 wallop and accompanying raucous exhaust note. Our imaginations reel with the thought of the M5's spectacular V10 finding its way into the X6's engine bay, but that's probably not going to happen. Most likely is a boost tweak for more power, revised suspension tuning, and more aggressive – yet still understated – bodywork. When it's a BMW wearing M badges, it's safe to assume power delivery akin to a solid rocket booster, backed up by handling that will make the X6's avoirdupois dance more gracefully than it already does. Maybe they will find a way to fix the V8's flinty ride while they're at it.


[Source: GMInsideNews Photos: GeneralMischief]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      if this is indeed an M division car, BMW's M division is now 100% meaningless. Worthless piece of vomit inducing garbage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Forget the X6M and the turbo V8. We should put the Ecoboost V6 in it, it will kill everything on its way!!!!111

      Oh wait, the Ecoboost is not even available yet :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      Let's see, we'll take a BMW and jack it up, THEN lower it again in a bid to make a high performance version of a jacked-up car.

      Or look at it this way: we'll make a BMW truck. Then we'll make a car version of the truck. Then we'll make a high-performance version of the car made from a truck.

      Does anyone else find this ludicrous?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lol for real... I though I was behind on info about my own hometown... I was thinking, they finally broke Manhattan up, eh?
        • 5 Years Ago
        BosGav,

        +1000
      • 5 Years Ago
      I forgot how ugly this thing was and then it pops up again. BMW and their nightmares!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll take this over the Pontiac Aztek......
      • 5 Years Ago
      Do anyone know the sales number of X6?
      I thought I got used to its look until I actually saw it in person. Wow.
      I find it hard to believe that anyone would willingly buy this monstrosity. I mean, if anyone want an oversized blob with BMW badge, they still have X5.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Surely you dudes from NYC know what this really is - the vehicle was stolen to be stripped but the thieves decided it was so ugly, they abandoned it! Maybe even swapped it for an Aztek tehy found on the street.
      Or maybe it's waiting to be tastelessly modded for Knicks player.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      What BosGav said +1
        • 5 Years Ago
        What BosGav said +2
      • 5 Years Ago
      At least they covered the BMW logo, so no one could identify the car...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not bad for cellphone pictures; must be at least a 2MP. And yes, they do look better in person, but it's still an abomination, as BMWs go.
      • 5 Years Ago
      These X6s look better in person.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree...pictures of the X6 just don't do it justice.
        • 5 Years Ago
        no, they do not.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks great, I'm excited to see what powers it.

      On a side note, Brooklyn and Manhattan are two of The Five Boroughs and therefore Manhattan has no boroughs of its own. Maybe AB should stick to autos and not bother with geography.
        • 5 Years Ago
        if you didn't say it, i would have... as a born and bred brooklynite.
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