XBimmers.com | BMW X6 Forum X5 Forum
 
TireRack





Go Back   XBimmers.com | BMW X6 Forum X5 Forum > BMW X6 Forums > General BMW X6 and X6M Forum

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-12-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
Jason
Administrator
Jason's Avatar
United_States
6713
Rep
16,676
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Cool Motor Trend First Drive: 2011 BMW X6 M Review

BIMMERPOST NEWS
Motor Trend First Drive: 2011 BMW X6 M Review
26
COMMENTS
Name:  x6mreview.jpg
Views: 7242
Size:  43.5 KB

It has been quite a while since we've seen a review of the X6 M, which was released to much acclaim from the automotive press. Motor Trend now chimes in with their first test drive review, and they echo what many have said before them, calling the experience "maniacal" and its engineers "nutty." Here are some of our favorite quotes from the FULL REVIEW:





Quote:
A BMW executive takes a large lump of money and a small lump of hallucinogens and hands both to a group of engineers with the following instruction: "Go nuts." Sometime later -- after the passing of key statutes of limitations -- the BMW X6 M appears.
Quote:
Driving it quickly is a maniacal experience. The rate at which the X6 M accelerates from a turn is best not to think about, because you're already overshot the next corner by the time you've computed it. Stomping the left pedal is akin to throwing a parachute, and, once you've shed enough speed, turning in presents a nimbleness that simply defies logic.
Quote:
Nevertheless, you're laughing the entire time, because it doesn't make sense. It's Heath Ledger's Joker placing a pen on the table and asking, "How 'bout a magic trick?"
Quote:
...we should celebrate the X6 M's madness. It's more appropriate for "Monty Python's Flying Circus" than reality, and yet here it is.

Stay nutty, engineers, stay nutty...

__________________
Check on the Latest BMW News
Become a fan of Bimmerpost Facebook
Follow us on Bimmerpost Twitter
Subscribe to Bimmerpost Youtube Channel

Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
manari06
Major
manari06's Avatar
Germany
28
Rep
1,010
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3 Mineral White
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Illesheim, Germany

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2013 BMW M3 E92  [4.75]
2007 335I Coupe  [5.00]
Talking

What else can they expect is an M!!!!!
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 08:05 AM   #3
termigni
Lieutenant
termigni's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
583
Posts

 
Drives: S2000, X5, 528xi, E92
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

I would love to drive one...
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 08:14 AM   #4
cs4444
Private First Class
cs4444's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
178
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

0-60 in 4.0 and the 1/4 mile in 12.5!!!!!!! Very impressive.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 08:16 AM   #5
cs4444
Private First Class
cs4444's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
178
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

If the X6m does those numbers with the TTV8....The M5 being over 1000lbs lighter will be devastating!!
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 09:11 AM   #6
Simple1
rev lover
Simple1's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
1,014
Posts

 
Drives: vvvvrrrrrooOOMMMMMM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Da only place to be!

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to Simple1 Send a message via Skype™ to Simple1
I drove one at an M event and let me tell you maniacal definitely is understating it. I stomped on the left pedal! wrrommp wrrrroommp my head pinned to the headrest, trying to upshift but my head keeps hitting the headrest! I couldn't shift gears myself that's how fast the darn thing was.

Indeed M engineers...Stay Nutty
__________________
e90 335i debadged = Gone but not forgotten

Last edited by Simple1; 04-13-2011 at 09:25 AM.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 09:11 AM   #7
uhn2000
Big K...
uhn2000's Avatar
Canada
23
Rep
1,633
Posts

 
Drives: FerrariFF
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cs4444 View Post
If the X6m does those numbers with the TTV8....The M5 being over 1000lbs lighter will be devastating!!
+1
__________________
Prancing horse..
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 09:16 AM   #8
aas5
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
237
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 X6M
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

Best part of the trip to pick up my x6 at the performance center was when I got out on the track, one of the instructors told me: we don't have an x6 for you to drive today...so we got you an x6M. I am sure they play this trick with everyone who comes to pick up x6 there...
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 09:16 AM   #9
Stronie
Major
Stronie's Avatar
Italy
13
Rep
1,182
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 Silverstone II E90 M3
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Columbus, Ohio

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cs4444 View Post
If the X6m does those numbers with the TTV8....The M5 being over 1000lbs lighter will be devastating!!
Can't wait!!
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 09:28 AM   #10
3s-a-charm
Major
3s-a-charm's Avatar
Canada
17
Rep
1,159
Posts

 
Drives: 13 E70 X5 3.5i M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Calgary, Canada

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2007 BMW X5  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simple1 View Post
I drove one at an M event and let me tell you maniacal definitely is understating it. I stomped on the left pedal! wrrommp wrrrroommp my head pinned to the headrest, trying to upshift but my head keeps hitting the headrest! I couldn't shift gears myself that's how fast the darn thing was.

Indeed M engineers...Stay Nutty
You should try the RIGHT pedal - even better!
__________________

13 X5 xDrive 35i M-Sport Black/Oyster (Hers)
07 X5 4.8i Sport Black/Black (Winter/DD)
03.5 M3 Cabriolet Steel Grey on Black (Summer Fun)
PAST: 08 E92 M3, 08 535xiT, 06 E90 325i, 87 E30 325i, 85 E30 318i
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 10:10 AM   #11
Diver
Colonel
Diver's Avatar
United_States
43
Rep
2,882
Posts

 
Drives: Black '12 135i DCT PPK Msport
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cs4444 View Post
If the X6m does those numbers with the TTV8....The M5 being over 1000lbs lighter will be devastating!!
Yeah buddy!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 10:37 AM   #12
Carchitect
New member- talk to me!
Carchitect's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
47
Posts

 
Drives: e34 525i (1992) alpine white
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

I have yet to see a single x6 on the road beautiful car though!
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 10:39 AM   #13
Carchitect
New member- talk to me!
Carchitect's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
47
Posts

 
Drives: e34 525i (1992) alpine white
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

...

You should try the RIGHT pedal - even better! [/quote]

He was referring to the clutch, not the brake...
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 10:44 AM   #14
03BeastCharmer
Major
03BeastCharmer's Avatar
22
Rep
1,415
Posts

 
Drives: 03 M5, '13 & 97 M3
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carchitect View Post
He was referring to the clutch, not the brake...
ummm.. the M SUV's are all automatics. There is no clutch
__________________

Current: '13 E92 M3 Euro Delivery
Wife's: E39 M5, E36 M3
Gone: E86 M Coupe; E30 M3
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 11:10 AM   #15
TheBingoBalls
Lieutenant Colonel
Canada
19
Rep
1,815
Posts

 
Drives: E90 325i, R56 MINI Cooper
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carchitect View Post
I have yet to see a single x6 on the road beautiful car though!
Oddly, you dont' see a lot of X6's in Toronto but the ones I have seen were all M variants in alpine whites and melbourne red.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 12:34 PM   #16
Mako
2000 M Roadster (sold), 2006 M Coupe (sold)
United_States
42
Rep
1,336
Posts

 
Drives: '12 X3 35i M Spt '13 335 M Spt
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by cs4444 View Post
If the X6m does those numbers with the TTV8....The M5 being over 1000lbs lighter will be devastating!!
over 1,000 lbs lighter?

X6 35i weighs 4,784 lbs, 535i weighs 4,090 lbs, difference is 694 lb.

The real question will be how much weight does the M5 gain over the 535i (bigger engine will add 100-200 pounds) but what about other things? For instance the X6M weighs 5,324 pounds, 540 more than the X6 35i! I guess you could be correct if BMW limits the M5 weight gain to ~250 over the 535i but that will be tough.

On a brighter note, the X6M uses a 6 speed automatic, if the M5 uses a 7 speed and newer transmission that might also shave a little time off.

I think this thing should be under 3.9 seconds for sure, maybe even as good as 3.7, sorry CTS-V, you lose!
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 01:58 PM   #17
basiluf
First Lieutenant
10
Rep
399
Posts

 
Drives: F22 M235i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Orlando

iTrader: (0)

Let's not forget that the x6m is awd, so it should be a wash.
__________________
'14 M235i(current)ED
'11 E93 M3(past)ED
'08 E90 328i(past)Local
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 03:00 PM   #18
cs4444
Private First Class
cs4444's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
178
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (0)

In the article they state the X6m weighs 5100 lbs.

Dr. Segler has alread stated the new M5's weight will be close to the out going model which was 4000lbs.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 04:20 PM   #19
DDS2015
Major
Canada
14
Rep
1,042
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 LCI 328i xdrive
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Winnipeg/Minneapolis

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
My brother-in-law has an X5M. I've only ever driven it once, but that thing is an absolute beast as well.
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #20
TheBingoBalls
Lieutenant Colonel
Canada
19
Rep
1,815
Posts

 
Drives: E90 325i, R56 MINI Cooper
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario

iTrader: (1)

I know the X5 and X6 M have massive engines but when you look at something of that size (or any SUV really), it doesn't look like it would push mid-four second times but exactly four seconds? That's a serious engine! With all the bashing going on with the F10 M5, I'm very anxious to see what numbers that it pulls in around the track.
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2011, 09:18 AM   #21
Simple1
rev lover
Simple1's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
1,014
Posts

 
Drives: vvvvrrrrrooOOMMMMMM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Da only place to be!

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to Simple1 Send a message via Skype™ to Simple1
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3s-a-charm View Post
You should try the RIGHT pedal - even better!
ooooppps i meant right one! but u get my drift
__________________
e90 335i debadged = Gone but not forgotten
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2011, 12:59 PM   #22
Yogijet
Lieutenant
British Virgin Islands
6
Rep
578
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 BMW 135i, Jet Black
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Palms Valley

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3s-a-charm View Post
You should try the RIGHT pedal - even better!
lol, funny
__________________

BMW Performance Exhaust, Michelin Pilot Supersports F-225/40, R-255/35, BMW Performance Suspension, BMW Performance black kidneys, Quaife LSD, M3 rear sub-f bushings, M3 front control arm, rear guide rod and rear upper link kits, BMW Performance cross-drilled/slotted rotors, AFE Cold Air Intake.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST