The New 2015 BMW X6 M Test Drive
BMW Blog had the chance to take the New BMW X6 M on a test drive in Austin, Texas and claimed it to be the “8th wonder of the world”. With such a hefty statement we can only imagine that the handling and speed are top notch. Read about their experience below:
“BMWBLOG spent the day driving the X6 M on winding back country roads as well as some time on the Interstate around Austin. Our last session with the X6 M was on the Circuit of Americas Formula 1 race track. COTA as its referred, is 3.41 miles long and has 20 turns and 130 feet of elevation change, most of which is at the end of the front straight.
So a fun track, a powerful M car and lots of tires to spare. These new M are the total package, from their aggressive looks both outside and inside, to their massive, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
I know I’m in for a treat every time I fire one up. Once awoken from slumber, the X6 M 4.4 liter motor burbles and spits. I’ve always loved how raucous the last generation X6 M sounded and this one lives up to its predecessor’s high standards with a nice burbling overrun. And, man, the auditory treat of the exhaust bouncing off the walls during that front straight by our paddock.”
On track the X6 M possesses incredible composure. One of the most surprising discoveries was that the thing can actually be throttle steered. I found throttle steering most useful in the big set of sweeping right hand turns T16-18. It really is amazing how the big X6 M really shrinks around you at speed. I would have never guessed the X6 M would have felt that at home on a track. The car’s massive 15 inch front and rear brakes easily haul it down from about 140-145mph that I was hitting at the end of the back straight.”