With custom aero bits and an AC Schnitzer exhaust, this BMW X6 xDrive50i should offer a more enjoyable overall experience than a stock model.
On display at the automaker’s Abu Dhabi showroom (…yes, that’s the one some of you love to hate) the SAV, as BMW calls it, features a white exterior that’s contrasted by the M Performance carbon fiber inserts such as the front spoiler lip, mirror covers and trunk lid spoiler, while the body-colored diffuser serves up a rather unique look.
Inside, red leather covers most of the surfaces and there is wood trim across the dashboard and door panels, while you don’t need to look too close to spot all the M badges, as there’s one on the steering wheel, a pair on the fenders and one on each 21″ wheel.
Since this is an xDrive50i, power comes from, a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that sends 449 PS and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque to the all-wheel drive system via an 8-speed automatic transmission and will rocket you to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds.
While it falls short of the X6 M’s power output and acceleration figures (575 PS / 0-100 in 4.2 s), the X6 xDrive50i is perfectly calibrated to hang with its arch rival from Stuttgart, aka the Mercedes GLE 500 Coupe.