2010 BMW X6 M Review & Livin' la vida loca | Car Reviews and news at CarReview.com

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Uncompromising styling

Kills the slowly with its 15 average MPG

people won’t know you $93-large on this

I remember the when I was an unattached, stylin’, male. It wasn’t long My Infiniti G35 S was spanking new; the 18s low profile Pirellis and the fresh job matched the 280 horses with enough style for me to say, …!” every time I got the wheel. Life was full of and I wasn’t doing badly the ladies.

I lived 5 minutes the beach in San Diego and it was sunny and 80 single day. Life was Now I’m married with a mortgage my wife just delivered our and my Infiniti’s got a baby seat in the I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, near the beach, and it’s cold and overcast all the time. happened to my life?

So when my editor called to ask I wanted to test drive the BMW X6 M one Wednesday afternoon, I was, in the of the great AC/DC, thunderstruck. I at the chance, cleared my calendar, and 24 later, I was behind the M-badged wheel and scaring little off the streets of San Jose.

The X6 M delivered a of adrenalin for my soul instantly. And was before I got in the thing. This is one big er, SUV, eh truck, er wagon, OK activity vehicle. The X6 is humongous! It so normal in pictures.

I did not expect the X6 to be an imposing figure in real It dwarfed the Honda Accords and BMW that dominate the parking lot and it has ground clearance than a truck. And it was Melbourne Red. is BMW trying to give the California Patrol an early Christmas Anyhow, the shape of the X6 is striking and it is

It looks like the X5 mated the Halo Warthog and produced odd looker. Add a gun turret to the top and you got yourself an assault vehicle.

Climbing in and out of the X6 M, I hitting the inside of my left leg the a-few-inches-too-wide skirt under the door the whole weekend, of annoying. It’s not flat to act as a stepping board but just enough to hit your leg every you get in or out. But I digress.

When I got the beast, I found the seating to be pretty high up, like a SUV.

The X6 has a spacious interior, you turn around. The headroom in the is somewhat compromised since it like they drove the X6 a semi truck trailer and off half of the top. Rear and visibility is close to zero but doesn’t really matter. would naturally get out of your way if saw this behemoth coming their lane. Except kids on bikes that you may over on your way out of your I guess.

Luckily the X6 had a backup camera as as a 360 degree top view camera so at least you see the things you’re over.

The interior is what one to expect from BMW. The M steering wheel feels and comes with a slew of including the M Drive button activates the highly configurable for the Digital Motor Electronics, control, Electronic Damper Servotronic (speed-sensitive power and the engine.


The iDrive system is better these days, intuitive and easy to use. The of the dial is also very thought out, like in the Audi S4. It’s easy to with your right without having to reach and find the controls on the dashboard in many other cars.

great feature on the X6 M – heated wheel! Really comes in on those cold winter Also cool to show friends – head-up display.

I know it’s nothing new or but this one is configurable and you can see turn-by-turn nav there as well or choose the M which has a nice graphical RPM and

Then I pushed in the start The 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 to life with a shudder. hands find the paddle behind the steering wheel.

the electronic parking brake, (or rather push the button and the lever) into Drive and you push down the accelerator…Man is living! You start to feel the on the back of your neck up as the 555 hp and the 500 lb-ft of torque get you up to and past 60 MPH in 5 seconds on the local highway, around nervously for cops. No

Then you throw the X6 M around the some and become impressed by how behemoth holds the road so in the rain. The rear-biased xDrive is the first on a BMW M model, and it acts to out understeer and oversteer fast and subtly by redistributing power to the or rear axle as the situation

The active roll stabilization body roll in the X6 so despite the of the vehicle the passengers don’t get sick as you go around the curves at 50 All I know is, I didn’t have to let off the gas much on the windy highways of County and the X6 did not slip once on the streets of San Francisco. In the rain.

this level of control is in a passenger car or a sports car, but to do in something this high off the and this heavy (5,254 ) is truly remarkable.

I would buy this car/SAV (not I can afford it). It’s it’s wasteful (I averaged 15 it’s unconventional. It fits no market segment.

It only 4 and has no more cargo space my car. It’s expensive. The stickers at over $93,275, four grand over the model X6. It just does not But the BMW X6 M is as awesome as it is uncompromising.

You either hate the way it looks or you it, there’s no middle ground.

I the design a lot better than the and the M has a tad more power than the Turbo, probably its closest and the reason for the X6 M’s being. The X6 M made my shaking me out of the norm and the mundane, and me an injection of exhilaration and thrill. I reckless. I felt powerful. I everyone should take me and get out of the way.

I loved how the X6 M turned and dropped jaws. The X6 M took me the days of yore when I had responsibilities and life was full of You can’t say that about too cars these days.

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