The BMW X5 M has been a personal favorite of mine since I had the chance to take a lap around Pocono Raceway with it and needless to say, I was excited to see what correspondent Steve Hammes had to say about the 2010 X6 M. After a short time with the 2010 BMW X6 M, Steve came to the conclusion that it was one of the sexiest vehicle debuts in a long time.
The addition of the M to the X6 (dictating the BMW Motorsport division) does not disappoint, producing more power than most SUV drivers probably need with 555 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. The X6 M features a direct-injection, twin-turbo 4.4L V8 engine paired to a quick-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. Off the line, the X6 M can do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, making you hard to beat for parking spots at the grocery store or at the school pick-up/drop-off line. Other additions to the X6 with the M moniker is the M-tuned XDrive AWD and M-tuned sport suspension.
With all of the pros of the X6 M, you still have to take the bad in the same package. The main downside here is the fuel economy as the premium fuel gets gobbled up, averaging 12 mpg city and 17 mpg highway. The price tag may also deter some buyers, but most enthusiasts who have been in a BMW M vehicle know they’ll love the vehicle enough to warrant the $95k+ as-tested price.
Want a green alternative to the X6 M? Check out the video review of the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid.
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