Video of the F80 M3 in Sakhir Orange and a X6 M prototype found test drifting on the Nurburgring.
The F85 X5 M has been spotted in testing since late 2012, and now it’s time for the F86 X6 M to hit the test circuit.
It’s not difficult to identify this next generation X6 M as it bears the tell-tale M model signs – huge front air intakes, more aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X6 model). The newest M styling trends are also evident — the double-slatted kidney grilles and the angled exhaust tips.
The front end styling of the next generation X6 (F16) and X6 M (F86) will share a similar front end design to the X5 (F15) and X5 M (F85), while the rear end will be similar to the BMW X4 … CONTINUED
Here’s a preview of what you should expect to see from the upcoming BMW model pipeline, covering everything from the F16 X6 to the G11/G12 7 Series.
BMW has revealed the limited edition “X6 M Design Edition” model. It’s limited to just 100 units and features cosmetic enhancements, with no performance upgrades announced.
On the outside it adds black kidney grilles, carbon fiber front splitters, carbon fiber rear spoiler, rear diffuser, 21″ M Performance wheels (Style 310M) and optional M Performance stripes.
The inside features two tone Black / Mugello Red leather dashboard and matching seats, contrast stitching in Mugello Red and piano black trim. An individually numbered plaque on the dash indicates the limited edition status.
Inside are the full price ordering guides (PDF) for some 2014 models – the 3 Series Touring (F31), 6 Series, M6, X1, X3, X6 and Z4.
Pricing (and price/order guides) for models you don’t see here have not yet been released, but should be soon.
The rumormill and speculation for the second generation X6 has begun cranking. Autocar starts us off with many morsels of preliminary details/rumors. Here is a summary list of the details:
Introduction within next 18 months
Will feature even more aggressive styling than current model
Styling and look will move even further away from X5, for more individual look
Length to increase approximately 1.3 in / 33 mm (for extra interior room)
Longer wheelbase and wider track
Weight savings expected from:
Composite steel structure platform, which uses a higher percentage of hot-formed high-strength alloys
The ///M Owners Club of Indonesia held their annual BMW fest event recently and have shared these photos of a great assortment of M cars spanning many generations, models, colors, and customizations.
Check out the full gallery inside.
UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) star Randy Couture’s manager narrowly escaped a mysterious explosion of his BMW X6 M.
The reason behind the explosion has yet to be determined, but as Courture’s manager Sam Spira tells the story, he was driving to a friend’s house several days ago when “without any warning, my BMW X6M burst into flames, exploded and was completely totaled.”
He described the event as “a very loud bang while going about 10 miles an hour — there was a speed bump that I slowed down for — followed by an immediate giant engine malfunction light and flames coming out from the front and under the car.” Seconds later, the car exploded and was engulfed in flames.
To make matters even more harrowing, his daughter was … CONTINUED