BMW Group Malaysia have announced the arrival of their meanest Sports Activity Coupé (SAC), the BMW X6 M. The F86 X6 M is the sleeker twin of the F85 X5 M which was revealed together earlier this year, but there’s no word yet on whether the taller twin will make it to our shores or not. Anyway, for the Malaysian market, the twin-turbo V8 beast carries an equally beastly price tag at RM1.2m a pop.
Yes, the cooked-up version of the F16 X6 is more than RM500k dearer than the X6 xDrive35i M Sport that was launched a few months ago during the BMW World Malaysia event, and not to mention it’s also more expensive than the funky i8 hybrid supercar too.
|Name||BMW X6 M|
|Engine||4,395 cc twin-turbo V8|
|Max Power||575 hp @ 6,000 – 6,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||750 Nm @ 2,200 – 5,000 rpm|
|0 – 100 km/h||4.2 seconds|
|Top Speed||250 km/h|
It takes a pair of keen eyes to tell the X6 M apart from the X6 xDrive35i M Sport. While both of them may look similar, there are subtle differences between the two. For example, the double kidney grille have twin slats, and the front and rear bumpers are totally different.
From the side, apart from the twin-arm side mirrors, the X6 M also rides 10mm lower, while the wheel arches are filled with 21-inch M alloy wheels. The back receives a boot lid spoiler, and four round tailpipes exit under the M-specific rear bumper.
The cabin have been spruced up with various M bits, which includes the three-spoke M steering wheel with shift paddles, the M gearshift lever, and the gorgeous M multifunction front bucket seats.
The instrument cluster is also unique to the X6 M with M-specific dynamics systems display and the additional M Drive Menu in the Control Display. Furthermore, you can access the BMW M lap timer app on your smartphone via the iDrive controller for an “in-depth analysis of your driving style”, and there’s even an optional full-colour Head-Up Display with rev-counter and shift lights for the racer in you
BMW ConnectedDrive is fitted as standard, and it features the latest generation Navigation System Professional with 3D map display.
The 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 is currently the most powerful engine ever fitted to any all-wheel drive BMW vehicle so far. Dishing out 575 hp and 750 Nm of twisting force, the X6 M will get from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. That’s 0.4 seconds quicker than the Cayman GTS!
Power is sent to the M-tuned xDrive all-wheel drive system via the 8-speed M Steptronic automatic transmission, and the claimed fuel consumption is said to be 11.1 l/100 km.
To ensure the vehicle delivers on the handling department, the X6 M comes with stiffer springs and Dynamic Drive anti-roll system which helps to minimise body roll, while understeer is taken care by the Dynamic Performance Control. Pneumatic rear suspension and Dynamic Damper Control are also featured, which allow the dampers to be adjusted electronically to suit your driving style.
The X6 M carries an estimated price of RM1,238,800.00 sans insurance, but it’s covered with BMW Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty and Free Scheduled Service Program.