If you've had trouble slotting the BMW X6 M into any existing vehicle category in the past, we have bad news for you: it's probably not gonna get easier. BMW has released a teaser video for "A new chapter powered by M," featuring none other than the X6 M. It appears the go-fast guys and gals at BMW are up to something entertaining, as the portly crossover is subtly blurred throughout the duration of this short clip. We do get a glimpse of the vehicle's badge work. Even through the haze, it's clear this beast has something special up its sleeve. Or, rather, in its engine bay.

What could it be? Odds are this is the diesel X6 M we've already seen frolicking around the Nürburgring. If the vehicle in this clip and that oil-burning monster are one and the same, we can expect to find a tri-turbo diesel engine under the hood, though no solid power figures have leaked yet. We're guessing the final numbers will land somewhere between earth-shattering and cosmically outrageous. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.



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      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm dying to see this "tri-turbo engine" in production form just to see how it works and if it's reliable.
      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good to see BMW is staying one step ahead with Diesel engines, they have tons of low end and get great millage, only problem with diesel in the US is the cost of the bottome of the barrel cas, never could figure that one out.
        Copperhead
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ed
        Simple. Diesel is more expensive to refine than gasoline. Diesel being cheaper than gas in (most?) European countries is due to taxation.
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      X6 ///M 50d
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      "X6 M diesel" Dumb & Dumber & Dumbest idea ever.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cool idea for the sedans, but I thought eh X6 would be dead by now.
        Dvanos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KAG
        Dude you gotta get out and drive one, the X6 feels like is exempt to Darwin's laws.
      Douglas Harry
      • 3 Years Ago
      The M3 should have been a diesel, it would have made up for the anemic torque, hpefully the horrible gas milage on the current n/a V8.
        rmkensington
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Douglas Harry
        Yes because M3 owners who pay $70,000 for it are most concerned about MPG. The only people that complain about an M3's performance are internet racers.
      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Years Ago
      It could possibly be an electric drive train, hence the subtle noises to the engine.......just thinking....
      over9000
      • 3 Years Ago
      It just needs a 7 speed manual.
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @over9000
        Why, is there any likelihood that its typical buyer would know what to do with it?
          • 3 Years Ago
          @BG
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          jonnybimmer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @BG
          Why are people convinced a 7 speed manual is so difficult to figure out? "OMG! Another gear I HAVE to go through, and while risking shifting so fast I can get confused and probably miss-shift! Why can't the automakers just stick with the normal 6 gears like cars have ALWAYS had? And why can't they make the 6th gear taller my revs are lower while i cruise on the highway? Geez, sometimes their engineers are so stupid!"
      Allen Aventador
      • 3 Years Ago
      its probably a six pot tri-turbo. i hope i m wrong but definitely perfect for todays high gas prices and i love this baby!!
      Ermir Shkurti
      • 3 Years Ago
      It will probably have absurd level of torque and absurd price as well. I still dont think its safe to take your kids to school in a 1000+ lb/ft of torque rocket.
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am a diesel fanatic, yet I think it has no place on a BMW with an M-badge. The diesel should have been an option on a basic X6 just like the X5. It should be an efficient alternative rather than a performance option. I'm skeptical that this will satisfy any large number of people.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        No one intelligent understood the X6, but I hear it does sell in some areas of the world. I've seen possibly 2 or 3 ever in USA.
          mix35
          • 3 Years Ago
          @BG
          They are pretty popular in the New York Tristate area. I don't get it though. Drove one 3 years ago when it first came out at Watkins Glenn at BMW Oktoberfest. Took it back to them after driving it for a mile. It was a quick vehicle but the overall idea and design was terrible. The only thing worse might be the GT, MAYBE
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