The success formula for every car maker seems to be the release of an SUV. The SUV fever is not going to end anytime soon and, if we remember well, BMW was one the first luxury brands to give life to a super luxury, elegant and top-notch SUV with the X6. Now, the already successful X6 gets tons of extra horsepowers and performance enhancements that turn it into a powerful SUV, one of the fastest in the market.
The chunky, opulent and extra-size 2015 X6 M cheats about its true potential, ridiculing lots of sports cars out there. With a launch time from standstill to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, this SUV makes to a lot of competitors shakes their legs. Seamlessly acceleration with that incredible number is not all the charming thing about this car. The handling is spectacular, well combined with all the flexibility of an SUV.
Let’s review this German supersport SUV.
Blistering Performance with Cutting-Edge Powertrain
A car from the M Series without an outstanding performance is not an M Series car. The 2015 X6 M is an engineering marvel with a total weight of 5202 lb. The impressive numbers it has seems to be unprovable. But, BMW has put on it a massive and sophisticated twin-turbo 4.4 L V8 engine, delivering total muscles of 567 hp and 553 lb-ft of maximum torque. These specs allow this heavy beast a launch like a rocket from standstill to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, a sick performance that puts it above most of the competition. The top speed goes up to 160 mph, which is electronically limited.
All that power is managed by an eight-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission with manual shifting mode, sending all the V8’s power to the four wheels. It features a smooth and comfortable ride with precise shifting, along with its shifting paddles behind the steering wheel for an entertaining ride.
The fuel efficiency is one of the flanks here, but it doesn’t matter that much, due it’s a performance-focused product. The rates are 14 mpg in city and 19 on the highway. A sacrifice to consider if you want to enjoy that naughty and phenomenal V8 engine.
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Sporty Design Line and Cockpit
The performance is not the only sporty trait of the X6 M. Based on its more commercial X6 sibling, is equipped with performance intended exterior changes. To increase the aerodynamic and downforce, the X6 M got an air diffuser and a rear spoiler. Also, extra air intakes, four tailpipes, and side gills with M badges completes the aesthetic and visual improvements.
The front fascia has been a little modified to develop a closer “sporty” sensation. The air intakes and the LED headlights and fog lights are extremely sexy. The side panels are smooth and with the coupe-like roof line, this SUV delivers an athletic silhouette. The rear of the car inherits the same changes of the front fascia, with more air intakes plus minimal touches, completing the overall aesthetic changes.
Now, the compelling cockpit is another gem. It’s full of amenities, luxury, top notch materials, upscale details, and is roomy as hell. The incredible leather seats are sporty, but at the same thing is stylish and elegant as a few. The steering wheel is phenomenal and the center dash is utterly minimalist and futurist with the usual retractable infotainment system in current BMW’s generation, and some leather accents are spread in strategic spots.
The Bottom Line
The 2015 X6 M is the fastest ever made. Is a granted option for comfortableness, performance, and aesthetic, always ready to emanate an image of wealth and speed. With almost insignificant flanks, another terrifying aspect for some of us is the price tag.
Starting price at US$103.050.