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BMW X6 M MotoGP Pace Car - Click above for high-res image gallery

For the last eleven years, BMW has partnered with MotoGP to provide safety vehicles, although this year the car setting the pace is, well, not a car. Just days after BMW officially introduced the X6 M at the New York Auto Show, one had already hit the track at the MotoGP in Qatar.

Complete with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine producing 555 horsepower, the X6 M can perform its duties essentially in stock form. The only changes apparent include a light bar on top and BMW Motorsport livery. With the racing series coming to Monterey for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, we got our first look at the X6 M safety vehicle and made sure to snap some pics alongside its M6 counterpart. Check out our high-res gallery below.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      X6 = the ultimate clown car for useless people
      • 5 Years Ago
      AUDI and VW rule! BMW is typical FAIL!

      R8 is better than the M3 and every other bmw.

      btw I'm trying to sound like everyone else.. to fit in.
        • 5 Years Ago
        you're doing great !
      • 5 Years Ago
      BMW rulez!
      • 5 Years Ago
      that car is hopeless overweighted.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What an insult to all GP bikes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is the hood a few inches short of reaching the bumper?
        • 5 Years Ago
        To get more air to the intercoolers, most likely...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Still looks ugly in person.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I still think the X5 and X6 front end is the sexiest looking beemer to date, the headlight shape and nostril placement are both stunning. Imagine a new 5-series sedan with the same front and X6-style taillights in the back, now that would be a sexy car that would give the Jaguar XF and Audi A6 a run for its money.

      Sadly though BMW are deliberately messing it all up so there's no hope for the new 5-series. I've noticed all the new cars (5 series GT) have ridiculously large nostrils placed a lot lower than the headlights. The X5/X6 lights and nostrils at pretty much on the same line. Shame because they really nailed the look for once.