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      07-26-2012, 04:46 AM   #1
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2013 BMW X6 xDrive50i M Performance Package

I have the 50i on order with the M Perf Package. I'm curious, as I've not seen anything online, is it a noticeable difference from the standard 50i?
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      07-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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The 40 horsepower and more torque is the best thing about the package. Most noticeable difference is the shadowline trim and black tip exhausts and of course the rims.
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      07-26-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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The 40 horsepower and more torque is the best thing about the package. Most noticeable difference is the shadowline trim and black tip exhausts and of course the rims.
I think the OP is asking whether the extra HP & Torque is noticeable. I would assume not, but I don't have it. The Rims in M Package are the best offered by BMW IMO.
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      07-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #4
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Correct - sorry I wasn't more clear. Does it truly feel quicker?
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      07-26-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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I can't speak to the x6 50, but I have had several other cars where I made modifications or used a tuner to increase HP an extra 10%. Without question it is noticeable. Not slam you back into your seat noticeable, but I guarantee if you drive the same car without the M performance package, you would notice a difference.
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      12-31-2012, 01:55 AM   #6
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More questions

For the performance package on the 5.0:

1. Do you still have 8 speeds or six?
2. What is the gas mileage?
3. Do you lose the sunroof ?
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      12-31-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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Answer is YES. Definitely noticeable. My neighbor has a 50i without the M pkg and there is a noticeable difference especially when driving both back to back.
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      12-31-2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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For the performance package on the 5.0:

1. Do you still have 8 speeds or six?
2. What is the gas mileage?
3. Do you lose the sunroof ?
1. 8 speed auto - only the X6M gets the 6 speed
2. Same as the non-per package (I believe rated at 14/20)
3. No - in fact, I think the only way to get rid of the sun roof is to get the car in another country. All US models have it standard I think.

The perf package is just a minor software change that increases boost*. It used to be available on 2010's from the factory and is still available (although hard to find) on the 2008-2010 cars.

*I seem to remember the intercooler might have had an adjustment, but can't find anything on that.
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      12-31-2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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Regarding mileage, I'm seeing ~17.5 mpg on average. Probably 60% highway, but I have a major lead foot so this is definitely not the best mileage possible.

My wife is getting ~18 on her X6 35i, with nearly 100% city driving. She's definitely not as aggressive of a driver (I'm always in Sport more, she never is).

I am shocked how close the 50i actually is to the 35i regarding mileage.
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Are the rear wheels in the M sport pkg 20x11 ??
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      01-10-2013, 12:50 AM   #11
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