“The X6 delivered exactly what a select group of Australian luxury buyers were crying out for,” Stavros Yallouridis, BMW Group Australia chief said when announcing the pricing. “Their first priority was a car with coupe design, agility and performance, street credibility and uniqueness. In addition, they appreciated the versatility offered by a sports activity vehicle."
Both of the new Ms are powered, as you know by now, by the same 4.4l unit V8 Twin Scroll turbocharged engine, developing 555 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque. It can reach 60 mph (100 km/hour) in 4.7 seconds, while the top speed is rated at 250 km/h (155 mph).
Of course, the two are not as eco-orientated as some of the models introduced lately onto the Australian market but, really, they are not meant to. Both have urban 19.3 l/100 km (12 mpg) and highway 10.8 l/100 km (22 mpg).
“Now with the arrival of the X6 M, we’re able to offer an M version which will tempt performance-oriented buyers considering an ML 63 AMG or Cayenne Turbo with benefits such as faster acceleration, less weight and better fuel consumption," Yallouridis.
BMW hasn't set a goal in terms of sales, but hopes the big Ms will appeal to entrepreneurs or self employed professionals with one or no kids, most of them new to the BMW brand, as with the regular X6.
Trim levels and options will be announced to a date closer to the release.