litre V8 twin turbo
bhp @ 6,000 rpm
The BMW X6 M was the first (along with the X5 M) four wheel
drive BMW model to undergo the "M" performance treatment.
The 2010 BMW X6 M is powered by a newly-developed 4.4-liter,
twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 555 hp at 6,000 rpm
and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 5,650 rpm.
Featured for the first time on a BMW M model, the 6-speed M
Sports Automatic transmission enhances the high-performance
character of the BMW X6 M through its instantaneous response,
direct connection to the engine, and a high degree of shifting
comfort. The new M Sports Automatic is commanded by an electronic
selector on the center console and offers the driver not only
the Drive mode, but also Sport and M Manual modes for absolute
control of gear selection. Aluminum pull-style paddles on the
steering wheel exclusive to BMW M allow manual shifting (Right
for upshifts, Left for downshifts).
In developing the X6 M, engineers at BMW M pushed the capabilities
of BMW's intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system and the Dynamic
Performance Control system to manage the power and performance
potential of these two new vehicles. The special M suspension
includes Adaptive Drive and newly-developed Servotronic power
steering. This system provides variable steering assistance
geared to the road speed of the vehicle. This allows the driver
to negotiate parking maneuvers with lower effort while preserving
exact feedback and the highest standard of steering precision
at higher speeds.
Visual clues as to the potential of the BMW X6 M include special
gills in the front fenders, as well as unique 20-inch light-alloy
wheels, quad exhaust tips, rear diffuser and body colored side
The BMW X6 M is also equipped with an electrohydraulic parking
brake which features the Autohold (Auto H) function. Auto H
is a convenience feature that holds the vehicle in position
as soon as it comes to a stop at an intersection or in stop-and-go
traffic, without requiring the driver to hold constant pressure
on the brake pedal. As soon as the driver touches the accelerator
again, the brake is instantly released.
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BMW X6 (concept)