While the BMW X6's form-over-function aesthetics have been the source of controversy since the luxury crossover's debut in 2008, its aggressively tapered ducktail has always reminded us of many of the desert racing trucks we've seen tackle various transcontinental dustups. It appears we weren't the only ones.

Enter the All German Motorsports-Jimco X6 trophy truck, 4,500 pounds of twin-kidney desert pounder. Boasting 25 inches of suspension travel up front and a massive 32 inches in the rear, the V8-engined X6 and its 750 horsepower are headed into the thick of the SCORE trophy truck series this season.

Of course, to call this beast a BMW would be to judge a book by its mud-spattered cover – there's almost nothing here that Munich's finest would recognize. The X6-shaped shell is fiberglass and there's a completely custom chassis and Fox suspension system hanging beneath it. The engine is production-based, with a 4.4-liter block that's similar to the one found in the xDrive50i and X6 M but it's doesn't appear to be from BMW. Rather, the video suggests it's a GM-sourced engine (SCORE mandates a production-based engine block, but apparently it doesn't have to reflect the bodywork that shrouds it).

The X6 Trophy Truck will see its inaugural competition outing at next month's Baja 1000 with driver Armin Schwarz behind the wheel. Check out our high-res gallery above, then click past the jump to check out a pair of brief videos.







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      Rudukai13
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh yes. Now if they would just put an X6 into Dakar...
      Jason
      • 3 Years Ago
      That actually looks freaking awesome. Looks like someone finally found an appropriate place for this thing, haha
      creamwobbly
      • 3 Years Ago
      "form-over-function aesthetics" Heh. I see what you did there.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        How about clicking on the link below the article? That would be enough proof wouldn't it? Because All German Motorsports is the one who is building the truck, right? Here's something from their article on THEIR website... "Powering the AGM-Jimco X6 Trophy Truck is a 725 hp V8 Denzio BMW engine." Quit being a douche.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's called an engine being used to build the truck around while the actual engine is off being built or waiting to go into the truck. You've just proved to me that you can't leave a positive comment.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
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          EricC
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          This is built by All German Motorsports. AGM is not factory backed. Do you really think BMW would build an "X6" racer with a GM based engine and not a single "BMW" logo?
      Fast427ZL1
      • 3 Years Ago
      1:14 that looks an awful lot like a GM LSX derived engine in there. Even in the pics with the BMW cover on it....
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Fast427ZL1
        Read above.
          stclair5211
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Ok. You are RIGHT. Happy? Did you build the thing or something??? I got it! BMW is giving you a free hat for defending their chevy powered trophy truck.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Fast427ZL1
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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Cheese
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs more Caswell
      Vimicus
      • 3 Years Ago
      How is this at all an X6? I know the disappointing X6 platform could use a complete do-over or be destroyed entirely, but this is not an X6. If you're not going to do this the right way the first time, lets the pros, like the VW TDI record breaking trophy truck, do their thing. Disclaimer: TDI as in Diesel.
      Dafish
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it is a good looking vehicle but to take the authors comment a bit further "to call this beast a BMW " to even call it a truck is not even true, A truck has to have a bed, covered or not it still has to have a bed.
      Alfa Pete
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is that a "twin-kidney desert-pounder" or a twin-desert kidney-pounder?
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alfa Pete
        If you tried to drive a regular X6 over 2 deserts it would be a twin desert kidney pounder. In fact, drive an X6 over some rough pavement and it would pound your kidneys. But this trophy truck wont pound your kidneys unless you drove it off a cliff at 100mph.
      Bill Caswell
      • 3 Years Ago
      Guys at 1:16 into the second video it shows them dropping a Chevy motor into the car. Its a Jimco Trophy Truck with BMW engine cover and body work.
        trevorsaturn
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill Caswell
        "Powering the AGM-Jimco X6 Trophy Truck is a 725 hp V8 Denzio BMW engine". From the article. That was a mock-up motor.
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok, so let me get this straight. Custom built chassis, custom Fox suspension, GM motor... Oh wait it has a X6 shaped shell! What a farce. Like any dimwit driving an X6 even knows what a Trophy Truck is.
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