Ecologists from all around the world have helped keep the physical training industry alive ever since the breed of hyperpowered SUVs made its way into our world. It wouldn't have been green to use metal to produce weapons that they could use to attack car companies that produce such monsters and thus money were spend on fighting classes.
However, while Greenpeace might place a heavy focus on targeting SUVs with engines that are worthy of supercars, the BMW X6 M should be an exception. That's because this car has served a truly noble purpose, stimulating advances in medical science.
You see, while the automotive industry usually borrows from other ones when it comes to innovation (carbon fiber and aluminum both come from the aeronautical industry, for example), in the case of the X6 M, it was the other way around as, like we said, its introduction led to the further development of medicine.
How come? Well, when the car was presented back in 2010, together with the X5 M, the automotive world was divided into three categories. We'll start with one that has a limited number of members and we are talking about those who took the car for what it is, accepting it. However, the majority of people were spread between the following two categories: there were many who went to see an optician as they couldn't believed their eyes, while those whou could scheduled a meeting with a psychiatrist, desperately trying to avoid going mad and thus money were spent on doctors.
BMW's M division had not only developed a turbocharged engine, filling garbage cans around the world with its naturally aspirated power tradition, but it had also placed this inside an SUV, or SAV, as the German automaker calls its cars that fall into this category.
Building the X5 M was one thing, but to see the X6, which was controversial from the very beginning, being accepted into the circle of trust of the M division was a huge thing for many of us. After such a move, the fact that the new F10 generation of the M5 ditched its F1-inspired, naturally-aspirated V10 in favor of a twin-turbo V8 shared with the M-badged SAVs, seemed like a piece of news that's extremely easy to take.
But let's not get carried away by the tradition. We are rational beings and we have to admit that there are places in this world, such as the United Arab Emirates, where there's a huge buying potential for cars like the BMW X6 M.
And it's time for our question of the day to bow: will money be spent on this Bimmer?
Since everything about the X6 M is unusual, we've decided to give you an unconventional answer to the aforementioned question and thus allowed our car to take a quick tuning shower before entering our garage.
Thus, the X6 M we drove had been gifted with a few aftermarket goodies coming from German specialist Hamann. We are referring to the 23-inch wheels, the lowering springs, the exhaust (not a full system though), as well as the rear diffuser.Continue reading