2010 BMW X6 M gets rave Reviews

The BMW X6 M is obviously a car that has gained much attention from the automotive world. It has gotten both good and bad reviews in the past like those who hate the xDrive M SAV. But, there are also many car journalists that are impressed with the X6’s qualities.

But in the hearts of those who truly appreciate the idea behind the BMW X6 M, it is an authentic Motorsport vehicle. It offers something new and different, without diminishing the M brand.  

Here is a rave review by the Detroit News which will give us more detail about the quality of the vehicle and how good it does actually perform: 

“BMW refers to the X6 as a sports activity coupe but that has always felt disingenuous. The vehicle has more doors (five) than seats (four), and its gangly body makes it look like a lunar rover. The X6 seems to have an identity crisis.

But after a day of driving the X6 M, I realized you just can’t spell Adam’s Apple with an M. Looks aren’t everything; even in today’s hyper-shallow world.

Somewhere south of Saginaw, I was well over the suggested speed along Interstate 75. It was pouring rain and there were semi trucks in the left and right lanes in front of me.

Splitting big rigs on the edges of three lanes is never fun. Add to that the blinding wall of water both kicked back, and I thought I might be trapped behind them all the way to Grand Blanc.

But then I tapped the aluminum paddle shifter twice, dropping the X6 M into fourth gear, and it roared with laughter — pulling all 555 horsepower from its 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V-8. I was through the crease faster than Barry Sanders.

The acceleration above 70 mph is fantastic. BMW includes a new twin scroll twin turbos with a crossover exhaust manifold, which obviously sounds very important. The result is a clean, efficient power boost that launches this vehicle whenever you want to. Who doesn’t want 500 pound-feet of delicious torque at his or her beck and call? People who don’t drive M’s, that’s who.”

The controversial iDrive system also gets good feedback:

After testing a series of BMW’s this year, I am starting to take a more German approach to the iDrive. Americans are just stupid.

Please don’t be offended by that if you are not the brightest LED in the headlamp, but there’s an owner’s manual in the glove box and not everything good in life needs to be figured out in three minutes with the lights off. The iDrive provides lots of function. It’s easy to operate and lets you keep your hand on the wheel while you’re doing it.

So, is the BMW X6 M just misunderstood? Or is it really one great car as described in the review above? You be the judge.

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