A BMW X6 M captured running round the 'Ring is nothing to get excited about – the physics-defying rig was practically born there. A camo-clad X6 M wearing a hood with a massive scoop? Now that's worth talking about, and it's precisely what our spy photographers have just snapped at their asphalt-laden Nürburgring office. The extra dose of air is understood to be a requirement of the rumored tri-turbo engine lurking beneath the hood.

We've already heard how the BMW 5 Series is getting a triple-charged diesel mill. We've also heard grumblings of a three-turbo setup for the X5. Naturally, it would only make sense to find the same powerplant making its way over to the nearly identical X6.

As we were with that particularly famous alien lady from Total Recall, we're excited to learn more about this diesel-drinking tri-turbo X6. Horsepower and torque figures should be high enough to make us giddy, while the price tag will most likely have enough numbers to bring us back down to earth. Stay tuned as we learn more about what's going on under the hood, but for now you, can check out this test mule from a handful of angles in the gallery.


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      Cigarette1
      • 4 Years Ago
      WHY ? Why do we feel the need to prove a crossover utility vehicle on the Nurburgring(sp)? G
        BG
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Cigarette1
        To be able to advertise the fact to some suburban poseur buyer who thinks this fact will impress other residents of his gated community.
      Renaurd
      • 4 Years Ago
      When someone designed the front of that BMW, the person sitting next to him/her should have said, "don't you ever do than again". There's nothing redeeming about the front of that car, and I like BMW's, but I do question some of their recent designs.
      zrosum
      • 4 Years Ago
      Somewhere there is an ex-Pontiac engineer wishing he'd stuck to his guns on the idea of stuffing the Corvette motor into the Aztek.
      SloopJohnB
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unless you've actually seen three turbochargers I doubt there are three.
      plarson79
      • 4 Years Ago
      No one buys the X6 to begin with. It is a useless, overpriced vehicle. Now it becomes even more irrelevant....
      ken
      • 4 Years Ago
      How far will BMW ***** the M badges?
        jonnybimmer
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ken
        As long as M models continue to be the most expensive trim level. It is their most outstanding feature for most of their owners.
      • 4 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      artandcolour2010
      • 4 Years Ago
      goddess help me, lol, but the 3/4 view of this X6M looks REALLY GOOD. The wheels, the stance, the white color (ignoring the blue trim and duct tape camo) really make this behemoth work. I hope all of these changes make it through to production. There might be hope for this shebang yet!
        SloopJohnB
        • 4 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        3/4 is right....the back 1/2 is an abomination.
        ravenosa
        • 4 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        Gods forgive you, it looks like an overweight Prius to me...
      Cody Wright
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh.
      artshark
      • 4 Years Ago
      no stacks no care.
      50 AKA Ferrari
      • 4 Years Ago
      "bring us back down to eart..." what the hell is eart.... GET A SPELL CHECK!
      You guy
      • 4 Years Ago
      Isn't an electric turbo an air compressor?
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