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      09-05-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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My new X6 M -- Impressions, Pics, Videos !

OK, sorry that it took me so long to get this up, but it's been a crazy couple of days.

So, as I posted before, I am currently the only bonafide owner of an X6 M. Some of you may have read my previous post, I actually did get a good deal as my X5 was coming off lease.

Impressions

Power - It was posted that the power was not that different than an X5, I couldn't disagree more. I think that the power is simply outstanding, it's instant, and frankly the hardest thing I have right now is learning how to apply it properly. It is a hell of a vehicle.

Suspension - My X5 seemed to give the rider more of the impression that they were "in between the wheels", whereas the X6 M is quite springy right now. I am anticipating that this will settle down as the suspension breaks in. Also, the suspension is noticeably stiffer than my X5. In fact, I had to really get used to it and sit further forward so as to not agitate my back (I'm 6'6" so it goes with the territory).

Seats - The seats are not as comfortable as the sport seats I had in my X5. I miss the arch of my old seats. I can feel the shoulder support is higher than in my X5, and I'm guessing that this is by design. Besides, I didn't see a seat option so I figure it is what it is.

Technology - Sick. Just sick. Anything you coudl ever want.

Looks - The view from the front is absolutely incredible, the car looks like it's about to take off into space. The view from the rear is not nearly as appealing IMHO (unless you're looking at it from dead behind), but I guess the idea is that you will keep the vehicle moving forward in traffic that this won't be an issue.

Crowd Reaction - It's really amazing how many people have been smiling and waving to me in this car, it really does capture attention. I'm hoping that this is a good thing.

Paint - When I first started thinking about the X6M (having known nothing of M cars) I envisioned a really light blue color. The silverstone metallic is silver under direct sunlight, but turns a light blue in dimmer light. Absolutely spectacular color IMHO, probably a big reason why I bought the car on the spot.

If anyone has any questions I'd be happy to answer.

I took some videos, they're all on my YouTube channel.

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Here are some pics

Enjoy!


Ryan


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      09-05-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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Congrats!!!! Thanks for sharing.
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      09-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #3
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Hello, Ryan! Congrats on your new bimmer!

I have a question about seats - as you have remarked, default M-seats are not quite comfortable, but have a relatively good shoulder support. Besides, there is one option - comfort seats with lumbar support (#456). In Europe we can order comfort seats without active ventilation (#453) and active driver seat (#451), not sure about BMWUSA - but you definitely have active ventilated seat package (ZAV) with comfort seats.

So what do you think is better - default M-seats or comfort seats? Would comfort seats be a kind of step down from M-seats, or they are better?

Thanks for your opinion,
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      09-05-2009, 06:22 PM   #4
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Your X looks great! The sound of the exhaust is kinda weird, though I never liked the sound of my M5 at low revs either...thanks for posting!
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      09-05-2009, 07:48 PM   #5
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Hello, Ryan! Congrats on your new bimmer!

I have a question about seats - as you have remarked, default M-seats are not quite comfortable, but have a relatively good shoulder support. Besides, there is one option - comfort seats with lumbar support (#456). In Europe we can order comfort seats without active ventilation (#453) and active driver seat (#451), not sure about BMWUSA - but you definitely have active ventilated seat package (ZAV) with comfort seats.

So what do you think is better - default M-seats or comfort seats? Would comfort seats be a kind of step down from M-seats, or they are better?

Thanks for your opinion,
Andrew
I'm not exactly sure, I've actually gotten accustomed to them, so I'm just riding it out... Like the suspension, I think that as I use the vehicle it'll "wear in"...

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      09-05-2009, 07:51 PM   #6
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Awesome... very very nice... post some more vidz... Can wait for mine to arrive now...
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      09-05-2009, 10:42 PM   #7
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Congratulations on a great car. Your pictures look very good. They are very helpful to those of us who have been waiting for so long. Any interior shots would also be nice.

Your videos also give a real world view and sound of what to expect. Thanks!
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      09-05-2009, 11:28 PM   #8
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Thanks! - for those of us waiting for our X6Ms, we will have to live vicariously through you,

Can you tell me if you have to limit your revs for a certain break-in time, like other M models?

Some interior pics would be great!!

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very good looking x6! congrats again!
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Nice truck!

Very aggressive front on, especially with the day time runners on. Congrats.
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      09-06-2009, 07:04 AM   #11
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Yikes

Didn't know about the 4,500 rpm limit on M cars, just confirmed in manual... Looks like I'll be puss-footing around for the next couple of weeks...

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Didn't know about the 4,500 rpm limit on M cars, just confirmed in manual... Looks like I'll be puss-footing around for the next couple of weeks...

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You're talking about the break-in period, right?
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I took some videos, they're all on my YouTube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/rleestma

Ryan
Very nice!

What's is in the background rattling?
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      09-06-2009, 11:28 AM   #14
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      09-06-2009, 12:13 PM   #15
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Very sweet. Congrats.

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congrats on the car! can we get some interior shots?!
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post up some vids of the accleration but show the speedometer car is sick
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      09-06-2009, 02:42 PM   #18
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Congrats! Color looks great. Pls. don't do any mods or add ons. Think BMW
did a great job redsigning the front & back.
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hell yea!! congrats! its a monster!
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this car is a beast, i simply love it. Record the exhaust when you revv it. pleaseeeee
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Congrats man --- very, very nice...

M cars are just special!!
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