2011 BMW X6 M Overview
A mix between coupe and SUV, the 2011 BMW X6 M has unprecedented power wrapped in a premium, luxurious and groundbreaking exterior. BMW’s M division has long been known for making some of the most powerful, refined vehicles found on the road today and the X6 M continues that tradition.
The 2011 BMW X6 M “sports activity coupe” (SAC) looks like a cross between a four-door sedan and a midsize SUV, and is powered by a 555-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual shift features M-tuned Drive, Sport and Manual modes. In a demonstration of the X6’s raw power, it is capable of accelerating from 0-60 in just 4.5 seconds by utilizing 500 pounds-feet of torque –acceleration numbers in this segment that were previously unheard of. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings range between 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
Rivaling the Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz-M Class, the all-wheel-drive (xDrive) 2011 BMW X6 M sits atop standard 20-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tires. The X6 M rests ½-inch lower to the ground than the X6 and features larger brakes and calipers, a sloping roofline, monotone front bumper, quad tailpipes, xenon adaptive headlights that turn in the direction you steer, front fender vents and a large air intake to cool the brakes. A power liftgate is now standard and automatic high-beam headlights are a new option.
Inside, the 2011 BMW X6 M is adorned in leather trim and seats four occupants. The available iDrive system with optional navigation system has been updated and revamped with more shortcut keys, better graphics and improved menu functionality. Sound is provided by a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player and HD radio that can be controlled via the steering wheel. Available features include quad-zone climate control with settings for each front and rear passenger and heated front and rear seats.
For 2011, the BMW X6 M features the Dynamic Performance Control differential with electronic stability and traction control systems designed to maximize stability. In addition, the xDrive50i has upgraded brakes with aluminum calipers. Other standard safety technologies include four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows. Lane Departure Warning, Rear view camera with Top View, head-up display and BMW Assist (which connects you with roadside assistance) with Bluetooth connectivity are optional.
The 2011 BMW X6 M is a unique vehicle, combining a racing and performance pedigree with luxurious appointments, safety features and cutting-edge design. There is really no worthy comparison in the auto world today.