BMW’s M range is heading off road.
Yes, you read that right. The X6 is being M’d up. Meaning it now has the missilepower to match its unmistakeable looks.
Beneath the bonnets of both is a 4.4-litre V8, that M’s rocked up to 555, yes, 555bhp. 555bhp. Jeez. And 500lb/ft of torque, delivered in a turbo-thrusted wave from 1500 to 5650rpm.
How could they not be logic-defyingly fast? 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, for the record. That’s Porsche fast. Despite both being hulking great off-roaders.
How bmwblog got the info, I do not know. Fair play, though. It’s helped whizz up the excitement a notch further, of two off-message but still on-key off-roaders.
Note the arrangement of the letters, mind. Seems Mazda’s MX-5 copyright extends to the late, not-lamented MX-6, too.
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