Buyers considering the M version of the X6 (or any BMW M model for that matter) take their performance seriously. To that end, the all-wheel drive X6 M packs a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that delivers 567 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. All that grunt is funnelled through a specially calibrated eight-speed automatic transmission with launch control. Zero to 60 mph happens in 4 seconds flat.
Every X6 M carries an adaptive sport suspension, and the stability control system features a Dynamic mode for even greater freedom to toss the X6 M about. You also get staggered-width 21-inch wheels, summer performance tires, and M-spec brakes. The exterior receives quad tailpipes and oversized front air intakes, while the interior gets heated front sport seats and special instrumentation.
The X6 M can accommodate up to five passengers and 20 cubic feet of cargo. With the rear seat folded, you're looking at 54 cubic feet, about the same as a small wagon. The extended leather interior features four-zone climate control, driver and passenger memory, a faux suede headliner, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and navigation with voice controls and real-time traffic data. A rearview camera and parking sensors assure smooth sailing in tight spots.
For buyers in the mood for unadulterated luxury, the Executive package offers power-closing doors, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, rear sunshades, and full LED headlamps with automatic high-beam control. The only other option package, Driver Assistance Plus, tacks on blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, speed limit info, and surround-view cameras.
Individual options for the X6 M include 20-inch wheels, an automated parking system, a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, night vision with pedestrian detection, and a rear entertainment setup with dual video displays.
The available 20-inch wheels might seem like a downgrade, but we do recommend them for ride quality if you're more likely to hit the highway than the track. The optional Bang & Olufsen system sounds as great as you would expect, but intrudes into cargo space enough to be annoying when the rear seat is up.
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