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      07-07-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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The guys over at Jalopnik have gotten behind the wheel of the BMW X6 M for the first time and it sounds like they were very impressed with the car so far. They promise to have a full review up in the next few days but for now you can read and see the teaser photos at Jalopnik

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Despite the enormous size and weight, the BMW X6 M is just as fast around the Nurburgring as the last BMW M3. But why did BMW's M division build the world's sportiest crossover?

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Let's get back to my initial question of why BMW's M division built the X6 M by repeating what a German engineer said to the group of assembled journalists today when asked to describe the X6 M in one sentence. His response was "the X6 M is the ideal car to pick up your spirits in this day and age of a world in crisis." All I know is this $90,000-plus toy certainly brought a smile to my face and picked up my spirits. So in that, it's done its high-priced job.
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      07-07-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Despite the enormous size and weight, the BMW X6 M is just as fast around the Nurburgring as the last BMW M3


This may just be the most perfect car ever.

* Big and roomy
* Really freaking fast, and without dipping into the V10 or V12 range of engines that produce similar horsepower
* Looks cool (subjectively, of course!)
* Super practical
* Super safe (go watch their rollover testing videos. They had to design a mechanical system to force it roll over because they had trouble getting to do it on at extreme angles due to how damn well it's built!)
* HANDLES!
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super practical?...lol ehhhh
but nonetheless, its an amazing machine both by looks and performance
that first pic is soooo badass
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Sounds promising, but I think I'll like the X5M more
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super practical?...lol ehhhh
In terms of holding groceries and stuff
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First.. it is not roomy inside. rear just have enough head room. i felt the E90 have more room than X6
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Image the first picture, but with the car's color in matte black.
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      07-07-2009, 10:35 PM   #9
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* Super practical
LOL

Yes when I think "practical" I think of a $90,000+ car, your right


It looks/sounds interesting. For that price why didn't they just make an uber M3
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Image the first picture, but with the car's color in matte black.
YESSSS

Something like this: http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178869




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I don't really think it's super practical. It can only seat 4 right? And the head room in the back is atrocious for a car that big. Amazing piece of engineering though ...
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      07-08-2009, 01:24 AM   #12
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Definitely needs to be debadged. The lettering almost stretches out to the roundel. Well, not really but you get my point. At least it's a better, shorter name than "X6 xDrive35i" (8 syllables, really?)
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i enjoied the pics because i didn' understand a word they are saying!!
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X5 M will be the ideal car for practicality. Just like the E90 M3!
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I don't really think it's super practical. It can only seat 4 right? And the head room in the back is atrocious for a car that big.
It is relatively practical for a good handling sports coupe with decent ground clearance and visibility where no more than 4 people are need to be lugged around.

The rear room isn't too bad considering it's a coupe - not had any complaints from people in the back of my x6, they've all praised it for how comfortable it is.

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Despite the enormous size and weight, the BMW X6 M is just as fast around the Nurburgring as the last BMW M3.
the x6 M sounds like a very interesting all-in-one car - but being as fast around the ring as the decade old 200bhp down e46 m3? not the best selling point in the world.
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It can only seat 4 right?
Didn't know that. I figured it seated five because of its size on the outside.
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Didn't know that. I figured it seated five because of its size on the outside.
the 2 rear seats are side bolstered and have a large armrest between them - like in the 7 series. the x6 is very much a niche car, it wasn't designed to be an everyman chariot like the x5. if you don't need to carry 3 people in the rear, there's no need to compromise on the comfort of the 2 that you do.
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the x6 M sounds like a very interesting all-in-one car - but being as fast around the ring as the decade old 200bhp down e46 m3? not the best selling point in the world.[/quote]

I was kinda thinking the same thing :/
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"don't really think it's super practical..." your missing the point it wasn't suppose to be practical , if you want haul around kids and lots of stuff you get an x5. This car was designed as a niche car to appeal to a particular group (not soccer moms) and priced that way.
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