• Jul 9, 2009

BMW X6 M – Click above for high-res image gallery

Enthusiasts who had hoped for an M-worthy performance upgrade may be disappointed by the largely cosmetic M Sport Package recently announced for the flagship 7 Series. But while purists have balked at the idea of a full-on X6 M (pictured above), buyers looking for a little extra oomph from their sports-activity-whatsit were undoubtedly satisfied. So it may come as a little surprise that BMW is reportedly preparing to launch an M Sport package for the X6 that also includes some power upgrades.

According to reports, the oil-burning X6 xDrive35d with the M Sport package will get a boost of 20 horsepower to 306 courtesy of the recently launched 740d's powerplant, while the twin-turbo xDrive50i will increase output by 42 horsepower over stock. Of course, there will also be a special body kit and bigger 20-inch wheels along with the requisite badging of the X6 M Sport package, all of which gives those who want a little extra sport in their ute but aren't interested in the full-on X6 M a solid choice in between. Expect the package to hit the market later this year.

[Source: Motor Authority]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      People will still buy this abomination just because of the badge.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugly, overpriced and useless vehicle.
      I have seen exactly none of these on the road.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG, these things are like German Asteks. Hideous. I remember when the General used to make one or two special cars and call them SS. Now, they make everything in an SS thereby totally cheapening the designation. Way to follow a proven record, BMW. Now, M means Marketing :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      Still ugly. I live in So Cal and have only seen (fortunately) two of these abominations on the road.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait until I can buy year-old ones of these for 60% off!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      5 Series wagon >> this
      • 5 Years Ago
      As much as I hate the pictures of the X6, I was shocked to find it MORE revolting in person. It's so far off-scale and ill-proportioned that it's shocking to walk past in a parking lot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a cool style. I like it very much.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I beg to differ in regards to the 'style' portion of the headline. I find these hideous and have only seen two on the road.
        • 5 Years Ago
        banana2011: if BMW X6 M is beautiful, what other words are you going to use for VW Passat CC, Aston Martin DBS, or Audi S5?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @KC you were out in left field comparing the X6 to the A5 and Aston but the CC comment catapulted out of the stratosphere. I think the X6 looks better than the X5, but I’m not going to be placing it on my top 100 attractive cars list. Besides, the title is irrelevant from the get go, few cars lack substance as much as this one. “but what” you say with giddy sophomoric joy “no one does the unique to X6 class of combining the worst attributes of a 3 series coupe and an SUV”. Who cares. Cars like this, it’s hard to discuss them seriously with fans, any credible point (less interior volume than a hatch, and slower too) doesn’t stick. I’ll tow the “it’s beautiful” line on Aston’s entire range, some audi cars, the 3 series coupe, etc. But this is not an attractive bastard child of a coupe and suv mating, it’s not incredibly intelligent, it’s just there to eek a bit more profit out of a platform getting old in the tooth. Props to BMW, just don’t expect everyone to get all warm and gooshy over it.
        banana2011
        • 5 Years Ago
        x6 looks nice, you have no style
        • 5 Years Ago
        Tagg: Ugly style is still style. :p
        • 5 Years Ago
        Zamafir relax, you're missing the point. KC is saying that to apply the word "beautiful" to the ugly X6 is to so devalue the word and its synonyms that you can no longer apply them to the three cars he mentions.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry 'Bruno', I just don't find this attractive. It's a matter of opinion and my opinion is that this is ugly. Sorry I don't have your 'style'.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Whether someone likes/dislikes something is a matter of personal opinion. I think it's really illogical to approve/disprove someone's else's choices. In my opinion, the X6 looks much better in 'real life' i.e. on the road. In the pics, it looks a bit 'unnecessary'. lol! But the Aston Martin DBS and Audi S5!! Those cars make me like this world again! ;)
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