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2016 BMW X6 M Winks at the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe in Detroit

Since the BMW F86 X6 M was unveiled earlier this year and made its first appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the world focused on the Mercedes-AMG G63 S Coupe at the Detroit Auto Show. That being said, the Coupe SUVs have been smiling at each other from different ends of the room while we were there.
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Of course, everyone will have their favorite and, for me, it’s the X6 by far. That’s because it looks a lot better than the Merc (that’s extremely subjective, don’t get all upset now) both inside and on the outside. Don’t believe me? Check out our live photos.

If there’s a key aspect about the old X6 that I didn’t like it was the interior. Let’s face it, that wasn’t up to par with the price tag the car had and looking at it now, it seems Spartan, to say the least.

However, those were different times, an age when BMWs were still built trying to put a smile on your face whenever you were driving them, instead of worrying about how luxurious the interior was. That we can understand.

Going over the BMW-Mercedes rivalry once again, you’ll notice that the two are dangerously close to one another. While the X6 M uses a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 making 575 HP and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, the GLE63 S Coupe has a 5.5-liter V8 making 585 HP and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque. It seems to us that the engineers wanted this car to be ever so slightly more potent in every regard compared to its rival.

However, on the road, things are not looking good for the GLE63 though. That’s because, despite it using a super fast 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive, it’s not faster than the Bimmer. Actually, the two are neck and neck when it comes to accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) that takes just 4.2 seconds.

 
 
 
 
 

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