BMW Says New X6M as Fast as the E92 M3 on the ‘Ring

How about that; according to a BMW official, the new X6M is as fast as the previous E92 M3 Coupe on the Nürburgring, which if true, means it obliterates the Range Rover SVR’s freshly set record.

For those of you keeping track of such things, Land Rover’s new performance Range Rover SVR with a 550PS (542hp) supercharged V8 looped around the Nordschleife this summer in 8 minutes and 14 seconds setting a production car record for SUVs.

Herbert Bayerl, project leader for the two M cars, told Germany’s Sport-Auto magazine that the X6M is as fast as the previous M3 Coupe, which recorded a time of 8 minutes and 5 seconds back in December of 2007 in the hands of the publication.

That would make it a whopping 11 seconds quicker than the SVR while also improving the previous X6M’s time by 20 seconds – an eternity on the track.

“We have been traveling much faster in testing and have undercut the times of the Range Rover [SVR] several times. We do not need any special add-on parts to go faster,” said Bayerl.

Asked if BMW would attempt to officially break Land Rover’s record, the Bavarian project leader told the magazine, “we’ll leave that to you”.

BMW’s new X6M shares its underpinnings, including a 575PS (567hp) 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 paired to an 8-speed auto, with the also new X5M.


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