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2015 BMW X6 M Preview

BMW X6 M 2015 | Photo: BMW
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Pros: All the prestige and luxury of a BMW packed to the gills with performance and snarly brute strength. 

Cons: While the X6 M is considered an SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle), it’s not really a capable off-roader. 

Price and Fuel Economy: With only one version of the brutish X6 M available, you’ll have to accept its $108,200 price tag. And when it comes to fuel economy, you definitely do not purchase an X6 M to be frugal at the pumps. In the city, you’ll achieve 16.6L/100km; on the highway that changes to 12.1L/100km. This makes for a combined rating of 14.6L/100km. 

Changes and Improvements: No major changes or improvements were made for 2015.

Powertrain: The X6 M is equipped with a lively 4.4L M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that produces 575 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/hr takes just 4.2 seconds. Power is handled via an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission, complete with M drive mode for ultimate performance in handling, steering, and throttle response. 

Cargo Capacity: The X6 M, despite its odd-sloping rear, actually has space for quite a bit of cargo with approximately 753L behind the second-row seats. 

Safety: Look for available features like LED foglights, surround-view cameras for parking and driving in tight spaces, BMW night vision, BMW Head-Up Display, front-end collision warning, pedestrian warning, and lane-change warning. 

Miranda Lightstone
Miranda Lightstone
Automotive expert