BMW has released two promo videos of its revised-for-2013 X6 M. From the looks of things, Team Bavaria has opted for a very subtle facelift that includes new headlights and a lightly tweaked grille. Otherwise, the mighty performance utility looks much as it did last year. Word has it the interior will receive similarly slight changes, with the option sheet getting a few more leather choices and little else. Likewise, the freshened BMW X6 M is expected to make use of this year's 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine.

Buyers can expect to relish the same 547 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque as last year, which should be good enough to scoot the beast to 62 mph in a scant 4.7 seconds. Hit the jump to take a look at the two videos for yourself.





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      wat
      • 2 Years Ago
      You guys make it sound like it's a complete waste of time and effort for BMW to make, when really it's selling pretty well and most of the parts is from the X5. The interior is even exactly the same.
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who cares?
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't get this car. You have the X5 M for utility, the M5 for better driving/speed. What purpose does this ugly beast serve?
      e46mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still don't like it.
      RustyShackelford
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wasn't a fan of the X6 when it came out and my only impression was on paper. In person, it was a whole other story. 2D doesn't do it's athletic stance justice. Now the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo on the other hand, looked good on paper, but like a 4 door 5 series AMC Pacer in person.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RustyShackelford
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      Rob
      • 2 Years Ago
      This thing was a mistake but there will be some takers for this due to the power and prestigue of the M cars. Only the Acura ZDX is worse than this hideous mess.
      paulr
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm surprised BMW is sticking by the X6.
        Dvanos
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paulr
        Have you driven one?? Especially the M model?? It will outperform many sport cars costing 3x at much.
          dave and mary
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dvanos
          Like I've said before - the only people who gripe are people who have nothing else to do when they're not driving their Dodge Neon. I drove my son-in-law's X6M several times. AWESOME car. Exudes quality AND finesse. Last but not least, it's an Ultimate Driving Machine.
          Carpinions
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dvanos
          @Sukairain You're just mad your LM002 isn't king of the hill anymore.
        brum08
        • 2 Years Ago
        @paulr
        That's like saying I'm surprised BMW likes money. As long as aging baby boomers with no kids continue to buy these, they will continue to shoehorn bigger and better engines with higher options lists. I'm surprised they've stuck by the 5GT. I've only seen a few of those around
          • 2 Years Ago
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        @paulr
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      waetherman
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am not catagorically against high-stance vehicles or "performance SUVs" and there is so much to like about the X6M; from the performance to the handling, from the engineering to the quality. It's no more an extravagant display of wealth than the superb Porsche 911, and it's no more impractical or ungainly than the audaciously awesome Bentley GT. And yet despite all those thing all I can think is that it is easily the douchiest vehicle ever produced just edging out the previous title holder, the Mercedes G-wagon.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waetherman
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          Krishan Mistry
          • 2 Years Ago
          Rear engines have a distinct advantage in both acceleration and braking. All the weight on the rears aids traction from a dig, while the forward shift in momentum under braking is compensated by the heavy butt. So instead of the fronts doing 3/4 the braking, the rears pitch in almost half the deceleration. And believe me, in terms of fashion, rear-mid or front-mid is a far more stylish layout. This is done for packaging and tradition. The handling started out terrifying, but a new 991 would inspire tons of confidence even after the limits are approached-with or without layers of electronic intervention. Your claim that the 911 gets worse due to growing engines is off base, too. For once, the engines have always stayed about the same displacement, and the wheelbase and engine position has changed gradually to even out the weight distribution slightly, not aggravate it. Why doesnt the 911 go front or mid engine? Why do Corvettes continue to rely on small block V8s? Why does Lamborghini still make V12s?
          • 2 Years Ago
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        BG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waetherman
        At least the G vagon was, in its more basic form, a true all road and off road machine. The bones are good. But I agree the one sold in the US is dandified and too expensive to be used for really rough stuff. I suppose it would be great fun to take it on a trip up the Alaska highway. But the M6 is just an expensive playtoy for the wealthy McMansion set. Wouldn't people feel embarrassed driving it?
      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd rather save money and buy a CTS-V wagon. Any owners of this X6M treat it like a sports car and not drive it in the snow? And can you see out of it?
      JRS_4500
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can understand that people say it's diluting the BMW brand, but why all the hating? It's not very practicle, but it's a unique fast vehicle. I for one very much like unique fast vehicles, and don't really think that the X6M really looks ugly. Not the vehicle I'd pick, and a high price, but still cool in my book.
      Need Mulally 4 Ford
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can blame the Mercedes AMG SUVs and Cayenne turbos for BMW coming out with these monstrosities, the facts are there these things do sell, they're not going anywhere anytime soon.
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        Sukairain
        • 2 Years Ago
        Right~~ they are so s3xy they need a spamming website to find people to date with. Real convincing, just like how BMW trying to convince us the X6M is a sport car.
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