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Guess What this BMW X6 is Hauling Up in the Snow

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'Snowcat' is a generic term used for enclosed-cabin, fully tracked machinery that are made exclusively for use in snow (hence the name). They are employed not only on ski resorts, to prepare the trails, but also by military forces and other organizations.

As 4x4s have evolved in the past two decades from rugged, no-frill tools to civilized and luxurious vehicles that retain some degree of off-road capability, seeing one stuck in mud or snow is not uncommon these days – especially if the driver hasn’t fitted winter tires.

The BMW X6 has been touted as one of the sportier premium SUVs, leaving its X5 sibling to do the family and load hauling instead. Indeed, on the tarmac it comes very close to earning the “sporty” badge.

So when you see one in St. Moritz, Switzerland in deep snow and getting towing straps attached to its rear hook, with the other end going to a snowcat, it’s only natural to assume that it’s the one being towed.

As you can see in the video that follows below, that’s not the case; instead, it is BMW's way to showcase its xDrive all-wheel drive system in difficult situations.

By Andrew Tsaousis


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12 Comments:

Akira said... »December 26, 2012

Sure...seems legit

nand_out said... »December 26, 2012

lol I find that very hard to believe. If it was a land rover then yeah but a bimmer ummm . . . no. I could be wrong thought

Anonymous said... »December 26, 2012

I want to see a wide angle shot showing both vehicles, until then, a Corolla could do the same with some video editing tricks.

Ectop1c said... »December 26, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8-NNEK1kGo

Kaveh Ghavim said... »December 26, 2012

My thoughts exaclty

pcurve said... »December 26, 2012

Kudos for the plow driver for driving while keeping the line taught.

R1S0 said... »December 26, 2012

yeah.... "sure" :D

Nobmwno said... »December 26, 2012

Something smells...
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... Bullshit...

Quattro said... »December 26, 2012

Same here, I thought Jeremy Clarkson states this thing cant go up hills

Evan McMaster said... »December 27, 2012

Quattro is better.

ben nibohs said... »December 27, 2012

if an X6 could pull that
then an RR or jeep could pull an airbus up there

Garrett Spicer said... »December 27, 2012

"Alright put that beast in drive and i'll try to drive up this hill but dont go too fast or they'll see the slack in the wire"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=5UwOBKSHl-c#t=305s

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