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Saloon 09-02-2009 09:58 AM

X5 M & X6 M Are Out...!
 
Back :facepalm: @ Local Dealer Here In Ohio! :rofl:

Took a few snap shots for you guys... I figured these are not even on BMWUSA.com yet so why not post a preview...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0001.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0002.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0013.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0004.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0006.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0008.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0010.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0011.JPG

Sorry for the blur... I was kind of in a hurry since, I wasn't supposed to be back there, let alone inside them! :rofl:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0014.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0015.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0016.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0017.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0018.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0019.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_UlYisbYNEkQ/Sp...0/IMG_0003.JPG

Personally I'm not impressed yet... I guess I'm still an M purist at heart ie. NA & a Car... It's not too much to ask for is it? No turbos and RWD?!

But who know's they could grow on me, doubtful but maybe. The E65's and E60's did.

So let's hear what you guys think...

aggieE46 09-02-2009 10:08 AM

Yay for fast SUVs :(

alwaysbored786 09-02-2009 10:12 AM

I saw a few parked in front at my local dealership, and damn, they look amazing in person!

neil1138 09-02-2009 10:16 AM

It's a shame they had to water down the M line. Taking after Mercedes and AMG. :facepalm:

Saloon 09-02-2009 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alwaysbored786 (Post 10557216)
I saw a few parked in front at my local dealership, and damn, they look amazing in person!

They don't look awful... just should have never existed... Lol as an M!

zhp pilot 09-02-2009 10:20 AM

How is this E46 related?

On topic: What's the point of an M SUV? Highly doubt you'll see any of these on track day.

Riverbmr3 09-02-2009 10:27 AM

Porsche cayenne watch out!!

nunbutgame 09-02-2009 10:27 AM

Idk how I feel about these excatly. Why does the world need M SUV's?

mhagley323 09-02-2009 10:29 AM

saw one at the dealership the other day. They look good, but not enough to be an //M.

alwaysbored786 09-02-2009 10:32 AM

after looking at it twice, the X5///M looks . The X6///M looks a lot better, one thing that bugs me though is how the hood has that little gap between the front bumper.

Safar 09-02-2009 10:33 AM

RIP BMW... we knew this day would come.

But aside from that, that front bumper on that X6 M looks like a cheap Taiwanese aftermarket bumper. Much too aggressive and doesn't seem to fit properly.

BMW>Benz 09-02-2009 10:33 AM

These lap the nurburgring as fast as an e46 m3. Thats pretty impressive for SUV's.

AdamBath 09-02-2009 10:34 AM

Thanks for posting this in the General E46 subforum, I'd have never know.


They look great though, the X6M is pretty sexy.

phrozen06 09-02-2009 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neil1138 (Post 10557233)
It's a shame they had to water down the M line. Taking after Mercedes and AMG. :facepalm:

It's all about the money. Innovate or die. The previous 4.6is and 4.8is were basically ///M's but without the ///M badge. Well...........Actually the 4.6is was an ALPINA built motor and it was so successful that BMW decided that they would build the 4.8L motor without ALPINA's help.

BMWstudent 09-02-2009 10:47 AM

are they both AWD? are they the first cars to carry the M badge that are AWD?

wdeerfield 09-02-2009 10:49 AM

Think id still rather get the cayenne gts if i had to buy an SUV and wanted speed... (minus this color of course)
http://allworldcars.com/wordpress/wp...nne_gts_10.jpg

2000_328CI 09-02-2009 11:07 AM

I like the X6m... the x5m just looks a little too boring

Phillips0417 09-02-2009 11:10 AM

that cayenne is hideous

I'd buy the X-M if I had to choose, and it would be the X5, not the X6.

wiedrick2005 09-02-2009 11:29 AM

In your pics they look better than the official pics for some reason. Pretty mean looking SUV/SAC. Is the transmission auto or dct?

Transporter99 09-02-2009 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phrozen06 (Post 10557358)
It's all about the money. Innovate or die. The previous 4.6is and 4.8is were basically ///M's but without the ///M badge. Well...........Actually the 4.6is was an ALPINA built motor and it was so successful that BMW decided that they would build the 4.8L motor without ALPINA's help.

Thank you.

For all the BMW fans who hate the thought of an FI ///M, jump ship now. This is potentially the very beginning. Demands for fresh products, segment-busters/fillers, and compliance with stricter emissions/mpg standards, FI is a technology that could find their way in more ///M vehicles. You can only stretch Inline 6's, V8's and V10's so far in NA form, and maintain these new standards.

Could the Chevy ZR1 really get 608hp from an NA, production V8...and still balance 25highway mpg? FI is the way.

Don't forget, one of the first un-official ///M cars was the early 70's 2002 Turbo. Last I checked, that car is still a highly sought-after icon. So all is not lost.

(Now,I'll concede I dont like the X5/X6 M models. But, not because of their performance)


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