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    • MotorTrend reviews the 2011 E71 BMW X6 M, runs 12.5@110

      Mid 12's for a 5200 pound SUV is pretty darn impressive. It isn't all about acceleration either, pulling .91 g on the skidpad. MotorTrend likes the SUV overall calling it impressive while making sure to point out it sure is hefty. They also mention that the idea of an M SUV goes against many of the M principles which it is nice to see a mainstream publication say that. Impressive numbers for an SUV, definitely, just imagine how much more impressive it would be if it weighed 1000 pounds less (X3M, hint hint).














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      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        Still weird and cool at the same time. Still pointless and still incredible performance for a heavy ride. A monster with a huge performance envelope. Love it. Way to bring it BMW M!!!Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by deemo319 Click here to enlarge
        Still weird and cool at the same time. Still pointless and still incredible performance for a heavy ride. A monster with a huge performance envelope. Love it. Way to bring it BMW M!!!Click here to enlarge
        I like they did it but there is very little M about it. Just so heavy and bulky. An X3 M makes more sense than an X5 M.
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        Very little? They tricks they did with the suspension to get it to handle (relativley speaking) and the tweaks to the engine are well done.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        I would like to see sales numbers on the X5M/X6M. My local bmw dealer has had the same X5M sitting on the lot for quite some time.

        You now they are having problems selling them, when dealers have brand new ones selling on ebay with huge discounts.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by deemo319 Click here to enlarge
        Very little? They tricks they did with the suspension to get it to handle (relativley speaking) and the tweaks to the engine are well done.
        Very little "M" not very little done to it. An M car is.. well, it isn't a 5000 pound SUV with turbos.

        When they mention purists, those are people who believe an M car is RWD, a car, and high revving.
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Kids would never be late to school in that thing.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        I would like to see sales numbers on the X5M/X6M. My local bmw dealer has had the same X5M sitting on the lot for quite some time.

        You now they are having problems selling them, when dealers have brand new ones selling on ebay with huge discounts.
        You must live in a poor area (yes, I'm joking) but they seem to be flying off the shelves around here. I see X5 M and X6 Ms all over the place, about as often as E39 M5s.
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        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        You must live in a poor area (yes, I'm joking) but they seem to be flying off the shelves around here. I see X5 M and X6 Ms all over the place, about as often as E39 M5s.
        Far from it, Scottsdale Paradise Valley. My neighborhood cars range from Bentley Continentals to teenagers in their C-class benz's.

        I see a X6M every once in a while around town. Not nearly as much as other M-vehicles.