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The X6 M is clearly distinguishable from the lesser X6. Huge vents, air intakes, and diffusers populate nearly every inch of real estate on the exterior. But the extroverted styling isn’t just for looks. The air intakes at the front help keep the twin-turbocharged engine, eight-speed transmission, and massive brakes cool during track duty. The little vent behind the front tires is there to help smooth turbulent air inside the front wheel wells.
In 1961, the company introduced the BMW 1500—a compact sedan with the underpinnings of a sports car. Front disc brakes, an independent rear suspension system, and the free winding BMW 1.5-lite four-cylinder engine made the new BMW cars an absolute delight to drive. This established the driver-oriented DNA of new BMW models, which continues to this day. Two door versions of the 1500 appeared in 1966, which ultimately evolved into the renowned BMW 2002, which in turn evolved into today's mainstay of the BMW marque, the 3 Series.
focused on improving the X6 in just about every area, including a 20-pound diet. Sure, that s not much considering the X6 tips the scales at over 4,600 pounds, but it s a worthy achievement for a vehicle that s longer and wider than the one it replaces. Besides gaining a crisper appearance that blends many cues already seen on 2014 model year BMWs, the coupe SUV also boasts updated technology and a slightly roomier interior.
Two turbocharged engines are available in the 2015 BMW X6: a 3.0-liter I-6 with 300 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque and 4.4-liter V-8 rated at 445 hp and 480 lb-ft (up from 400 hp and 450 lb-ft from the previous generation). Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the I-6 is available in rear-drive configuration. Although acceleration is strong with both engines, as you’d expect, the V-8 makes passing and merging a breeze thanks to its torque. While handling is good for such a large car, the 2015 X6 is “at heart a highway cruiser” with a comfortable ride even with the large 20-inch alloy wheels.