2015 BMW X6 M (F86) promises to be as fast as the old M3 Coupe (E92) on the Nurburgring

Article by Christian A., on November 1, 2014

What comes as a big surprise is that the all-new BMW X6 M (F86) is as fast as the old M3 Coupe (E92) when lapping the well-known Nurburgring racetrack located in Germany. BMW M project manager Herbert Bayerl declined to say what is the official time of the 2015 BMW X6 M, but we do know that the M3 Coupe (E92) was able to lap the racetrack in 8 minutes and 5 seconds.

Still, the biggest achievement is that the BMW X6 M is much faster than the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR, which claimed the title of the fastest SUV on the Nurbrurgring with 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The high-performance British SUV is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers 550 hp and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque.

The engine pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds, while top speed is limited at 260 km/h or 162 mph. Meanwhile, the 2015 BMW X6 M is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers 575 hp and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque.

With these numbers, the vehicle can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. Still, as an option, BMW can increase the top speed limit to 280 km/h or 173 mph.

When compared with the previous model, the new X6 M is about 20 seconds faster on the Nurburgring as well as more fuel-efficient.

With their stunning use of shapes, the all-new BMW X5 M and X6 M distinctly show its sporty ambitions. With exteriors fully painted in body colour, both vehicles create a lowered position on the road, while different tires highlight their athletic track width and add more credence to the perception they create of quality. Added exterior design alterations lift the Ms even more than ever from the standard X5 and X6.

Big front-end air intakes, side gills with an emblem badge and Air Breathers, distinct M exterior side mirrors in dual-stalk styling, a traditional M four-tailpipe exhaust system, and a rear spoiler for the X6 M provide a standout appearance that M devotees will instantly identify. Topping off on this select feature range are M-only 20” light-alloy wheels with blended tyres or optional forged 21” M light-alloy wheels.

The premium interior excites with its well-considered mix of athletic elements, select materials, and impeccable workmanship. The M-only features – instrument cluster, leather steering wheel with aluminium gearshift paddles, and gearshift lever that works like the well-known M Double Clutch Transmission – are offset with powered M sports seats in the front, an M driver's footrest, and the available Heads-Up Display that, along with the standard system, also has an M-only display to indicate gear, rev band, and shift lights.

New X5 M and X6 M customers can also select from numerous options available only for the M models, like 21” M light-alloy wheels, full Merino leather trim, and multifunction M seats. And there are also two new, exclusive M paint finishes to choose from.

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