This year, the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe is due for a facelift and will be closely followed by the first all-wheel drive M vehicle, the X6 M. The controversial X6 M was spotted in a slightly disguised form by spy photographer Palbay at the BMW plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Judging by the spy photos, the facelifted X6 M will sport a more aggressive front fascia, redesigned the X6 headlights, as well as LED-powered white corona rings for daytime running lights. At the rear, the taillights will receive the now usual LED treatment.
The kidneys get redesigned as well and now resemble the ones introduced on the new 6 Series. The grille gets a 3D aspect since the bars are not as flat as they used to be.
Under the hood, most likely the X6 M will keep the current 4.4 liter V8 engine delivering 555 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 to 5,650 rpm. The engine uses the twin-scroll twin turbo technology with High Precision Direct Injection. By positioning the twin-scroll turbochargers together with the catalytic converters in the “V” section between the cylinders. The powerful engine serve as basis for the powerplant found in the new M5.
The BMW X6 M and X5 M will continue to be offered side-by-side in the United States, and we expect a price point similar to the current one.