While the notion of an M-tuned SUV may have seemed inconceivable just a few years ago, the BMW X5 M and X6 M are by now a reality. And it's already been hinted that the M-powered SUV family is set to gain a new diesel-powered member.

BMW has now released a second clip showing an X6 equipped what we expect is a tri-turbo oil-burner and an M badge on its rump. Follow the jump to watch the intentionally blurry video. We're guessing that the un-blurred real-life version will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.



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      illnever tell
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man you all need to get over it, talking about automotive sacrilege and blasphemous. It's a car, and M is not a beacon of holy light. I'm sure the M engineers had a blast engineering this thing. And they will continue to make the M3 and the M5 that we all love. Who cares if someone else wants a useless car. That's their right. The X6 sells tons and it's fat margins probably help sustain BMW and M R&D. What I think was a terrible idea was letting those two guys be in the commercial and them trying to "sell" that it's worthy of the M badge. That's what really makes me worry, the fact that they have that little bit of implied doubt. I'd rather have seen test engineers talking about how great it is.
        Need Mulally 4 Ford
        • 3 Years Ago
        @illnever tell
        It's because 4 or 5 years ago BMW M said they wouldn't build an M7 because the 7 series is too big and heavy and could not perform like an M car. Now they're have an X5 M X6M... and now this.
          illnever tell
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Need Mulally 4 Ford
          Well, they still haven't built and M7 and technology changes pretty fast. Just about every review of the X6 M I have read has pretty much said it defies the laws of physics, and it's performance seems not ridiculously far off from other M cars. For its class, it's probably top notch, and isn't that what M is really about? And what exactly is wrong with this? It sounds like one hell of a diesel performance engine if rumors are true? What's wrong with a diesel performance vehicle if it performs. If not for the X6 that gets so much hate, BMW might not have engineered another probably very fine engine. I'll fan the flames a bit while I'm at it: I would love to see M shoehorn a tri-turbo inline 6 diesel into an M3d and give it a modified X6 M drivetrain to lay down all that torque efficiently.
      ChrisDPrice
      • 3 Years Ago
      I did notice it looks like it will have those squared off headlights, like the new 1 and 3 series.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      BMW commited automotive sacrilege and went against everything they stood for, by producing this car, especially as an M model. It serves no purose at all, it looks like a turd, and it drives lke a turd. BMW should stick to making lightweight, Spartan, driver-oriented cars like they used to make. They should kill all of their SUV's, even the non M ones, and replace them with wagons. SPOILER WARNING- Wagons can actually sell, even in the US, if they are given some TLC and advertising. If they absolutely HAVE to sell CUVs and other non driving-oriented cars, they need to make a seperate brand (essurect Riley maybe, they have the rights to the Riley name) and use it for CUVs, non-driver oriented cars, lower priced cars, and other cars which don't fit in BMW's brand protfolio.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Dins
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really hope BMW realizes just how blasphemous that is. These may be great vehicles, but remain simply undeserving of the M badge.
      Vimicus
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is a shame to debut such a promising and interesting engine in this thing.
        Ak74
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Vimicus
        It also will be available in 5 series.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Blurring the headlights, face and wing mirrors while leaving the license number exposed...you're doing it backwards. It's like a naked guy (being the X6, a really fat one) on TV with only his knees and forearms blurred. Seems wierd... we all know it's an X6 (with maybe an awesome engine and performance), why even bother blurring bits? On another note, you have to give the ///M badged SUV/CUV's one thing though. Ugly, tall, heavy, impractical behemoths they may be, they (X5M, X6M, X6Md?) drive and handle in a way no 5000lb tall riding statusmobile ever should. Faster than any RWD ///M sportscar if gets a little wet, no doubt.
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