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New BMW X6 M Rendered, RWD Mode Rumored

What? A machine that sits rather high and tips the scales at well over two tons being offered with a RWD mode? Has the world gone mad? Well, I can't answer that, but I can tell you that a rear-paw driving mode for the upcoming BMW X6 M is pretty likely.
New BMW X6 M Rendered 1 photo
It all starts with the hardware (and software) of the F90 BMW M5, which will be lent to the super-SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle).

The uber-saloon sends its power to all four wheels thanks to a M xDrive system, which includes the rear-only driving mode for when you wish to confuse the steering wheel and the throttle.

On one hand, installing such a feature on a model with a high center of gravity sounds like a strange idea, not least due to the inevitable body roll of such a vehicle, which would make drifting less than easy.

However, while the new BMW X5, the sister car of the 2020 X6 (both have M versions that are now in their advanced development stages) doesn't get a RWD version, the SUV-Coupe does - check out the entry-level US market model, namely the X6 40i and you'll notice only the rear axle is doing the pushing. So why wouldn't the upcoming BMW X6 M inherit the M5's sliding mode?

Keep in mind that the current X6 M50i range-topper, with its 530 hp 4.4-liter V8, matches the 0 to 60 mph time of the retiring X6 M (think: 4.1 seconds, so the new M model should be an absolute blast).

With that out of the way, I'll remind you that, depending on whether you go for the "base" of the Competition trim, you'll get 600 or 625 horsepower, respectively.

And since I mentioned the center of gravity above, I have to state the the new X6 does place this lower than ever before. The car is also wider, so it should know a thing or two about cornering.

Well, until we get to meet the velocity behemoth, you can check out a rendering below, one that seems to be pretty accurate.



 
 
 
 
 

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