Once it breaks cover, the 2020 BMW X6 M will wind itself up to face the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, the upcoming Audi RS Q8, and of course the recently-unveiled Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe.
We also don’t need to exhaust a lot of energy trying to imagine what the all-new X6 will look like in M guise. The folks at Kolesa did that for us, and judging by what we’ve already seen, these digital drawings are pretty accurate – as in, there’s not a lot to get wrong.
Flexing its muscles
As an M product, the all-new X6’s already brawny front fascia should boast this darker-looking kidney grille, to go with larger air intakes featuring honeycomb mesh inserts. The X6 M will also get sportier-looking mirror caps, larger wheels, high-performance brakes, two tailgate-mounted spoilers and a quad-exhaust system.
We’ve actually already seen its rear end fully undisguised and like we said, it’s pretty much identical to these renderings, apart from the fact that in reality, the tailpipes aren’t positioned at the exact same level – the exterior pipes don’t extend back as much as the interior ones.
We also know what to expect performance-wise, since power will be provided by a very familiar 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine, which in the current M5 produces 592 HP (600 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque – figures that should carry over to both the X6 M and X5 M. Buyers will also be able to opt for the X6 M Competition version, which should pack 617 HP (625 PS).
As for its interior, we already saw the spy shots. The X6 M will come with sports seats, carbon fiber trim above the air vents and surrounding the center console, plus a leather cover for the gear lever, featuring an embossed ‘M’ emblem and contrast stitching.