While many beholders tag this blue charmer various labels—from hybrid utility vehicle and sports car to giant hatchback—BMW X6 M is officially dubbed as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) by its maker. However you may take it, this controversial babe is surely one stunning work of art. In fact, it ranks no. 1 among Porsche Cayenne Turbo/ Turbo S, Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged / SVR and Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG under midsize crossover & SUV category.
Exterior and Interior
The big bulk of a vehicle sports a steep roof at its rear portion, giving off a mid-size crossover look. It has a body paint of what BMW dub as Long Beach Blue and has been endowed with enormous and very capable 21-inch wheels. The front fascia is designed to take huge air intakes while the rear fascia has its own diffuser and twin exhaust outlets.
Inside there is an apparent change for the 2016 seating version. Instead of the previous hard-to-configure 4-seater, X6 now has the much better 5-seater. Materials are a perfect conglomeration of metal, leather and carbon finishes. Though some complain that the rear seats are a little bit cramped, the front seats exude comfort. Overall, the interior design—from the dashboard to the seats—sports organization and class.
Engine, Transmission and Price
Under the hood lies the heartbeat of this masterpiece. The 4.4L V8 empowers X6 together with the 8-speed automatic gearbox it comes with. It can effortlessly summon a powerful 567 horsepower and 553lb.-ft of torque. It is capable of sprinting 0-6 0mph in mere 4 seconds, but as tested, it is even lower. When you’re all about top speed, you can choose between a 155mph and 174mph limiters.
- Engine : 4.4L turbocharged V8, front placement
- Transmission : 8-speed automatic
- Drivetrain : AWD
- Power : 567hp
- Torque : 553 lb-ft.
- Mileage : (city) 15MPG; (highway) 22MPG
- Price : starting at $103,050 to $112,450 (as tested)