New 2020 BMW X6 M revealed ahead of LA debut

BMW has released pricing information and a full specification for the new £113,310 X6 M Competition

This is the new BMW X6 M – the flagship performance variant of the recently released third-generation X6 coupe-SUV. The X6 M is set to make its debut at this year’s Los Angeles Motor Show, before going on sale in April 2020 alongside its X5 M sibling. It’s available to order now, though the UK market only gets the X6 M in Competition guise, with prices starting from £113,310.

The BMW X6 M Competition is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8, which develops 616bhp and 750Nm of torque. Power is sent through an eight-speed automatic gearbox to a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, providing the SUV with a 0–62mph time of 3.8 seconds, a 0–124mph time of 13.2 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

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Chassis revisions over the standard BMW X6 include an uprated active differential, larger drilled and vented disc brakes with six-piston calipers for the front axle and additional bracing between the front suspension struts. BMW has also fitted a unique shear panel near the X6’s front subframe mount to improve chassis rigidity and handling.

As with all of BMW’s M Performance models, the characteristics of the X6 M Competition’s engine can be adjusted via buttons on the centre console, as can the electronic dampers, four-wheel-drive system and exhaust note. An M mode also features, which backs off the X6 M’s assistance systems and reduces the amount of information appearing on the car’s displays.

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Exterior styling additions are plentiful, stretching to a more aggressive body-kit, new kidney grilles, a pair of M-branded gills for the front wings, a set of flared wheel arches, a quad-exit exhaust system, a new rear spoiler and a set of staggered, lightweight wheels with 21-inch wheels on the front axle and 22-inch alloys on the rear.

Inside, buyers get a pair of leather-trimmed electrically adjustable and heated sports seats, a sports steering wheel with red M mode buttons, illuminated treadplates, unique hexagonal quilting for the door cards and an Alcantara headliner. Buyers also get a two-zone climate control system as standard, as well as 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle and BMW’s iDrive infotainment system.

Optional extras include a carbon fibre rear wing, carbon fibre interior trim, a panoramic glass roof, heated/cooled cup holders, ventilation and massage functions for the front seats and a premium Bowers and Wilkins surround sound system. 

BMW also offers an M Driver’s Package, which raises the SUV’s top speed to 180mph. The German brand’s Laserlight LED headlights are also optionally available, which increase the X6 M’s high-beam range to around 500 metres.

What do you make of the new BMW X6 M Competition? Let us know in the comments section below… 

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