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Simultaneously taking 4x4s to new of pointlessness and dynamic excellence…

what you think you know 4x4s defying physics, the X6 the bar

It didn’t require a great of imagination for film maker Verhoeven to drop a number of satirical ‘spoof’ TV ads into his movie Robocop. Given the profligacy of the time, a family game called ‘Nuke and a car alarm system that would-be thieves seemed in a media-obsessed, near-future dystopia by corporate greed, rampant and crime.

The one that funnelled all the way to the raw, twitching denial of the American psyche, though, was for the and vulgar 6000 SUX four-door featuring the memorable banner ‘An American Tradition – 8.2mpg’. target maybe, but exquisitely And with America’s determination to the tradition through its love with 4x4s and pick-ups, all the powerful 20 years on, now that the of the planet is exercising the rest of the world’s car makers – and Germany’s – in a quest to produce greener, conspicuously excessive vehicles.

What no-one saw coming, was the BMW X6, a vehicle that, had it appeared in one of the ads, would have improbably far-fetched. But then any frame of reference for what to be the world’s first car composed of indulgent, fashion-led irrelevancies easy. Endowing a hefty, 4×4 with the circuit of a lower, lither performance is nothing new (take a bow Porsche but it’s hard to see how teaming it a genuinely strange, supersized coupe body that just four people can be other than an exercise in the pointless.

The mood of media at the international launch of the X6 here in South Carolina – a handful of from the Spartanburg plant makes it – is almost palpable. ever since BMW unveiled the version of its Sports Activity at the Detroit show in January been a barely contained air of the pre-prepared ‘crossover too far’ and alley’ headlines butting against the early April embargo like a log jam in a fast-flowing

It isn’t just that the X6 is a car for BMW to justify, it’s a difficult car to period. The company’s overarching PR is that it’s the next in the evolution of the Sports Utility (or Sports Activity Vehicle as BMW to call its trend-setting X5), levels of dynamic excellence, involvement and design derring-do unavailable in a sector that the Porsche Cayenne GTS, the Mercedes ML63 AMG and the Range Sport Supercharged. In other and rather like the X5 and Cayenne it, just what the world knew it wanted until it was

Yet the case for the X6 grows still bizarre in the telling. BMW’s that the typical buyer be someone who wants simultaneously to the inherent bulk and lofty position of a 4×4 and the sleek, sporting mien of a coupe sounds like it was knocked up by on day release from the Mohammed Al Academy For Gifted Fantasists. The X6 find further market says BMW, from of other SUVs whose have left home and who now something that doesn’t ‘family’.

The X6 does, however, ‘look at me!’ and were it to for its success solely on its ability to heads – aided by a quite woofling exhaust bellow in the of the twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 version driving – it wouldn’t be found And that’s how the pent-up negativity to melt. No photograph of the X6 looking a Pixar Animation proposal for a in Cars II can prepare you for the impact it has in the With the proviso that sitting on 20in wheels – the options look faintly – it combines colossal presence proportioning so well balanced it disguises its hugeness (longer and than an X5) completely unless parked next to another

Parked next to its X-series it makes them look staid, old-hat and dull.

The offensive continues as you climb a cabin that, while based on the X5’s, looks and classier and more elegant and has a inviting coupe-like ambience – down to the snug rear that, from memory, about as bouffant-skimming as my old long-term CLS’s. Legroom’s fine, and the boot is usefully huge, the seats front and back are comfortable and the elevated view them is the same as you’d from a regular SUV.

There’s nothing regular the way the flagship X6 xDrive 50i goes, and rides, though, even if you a Porsche Cayenne as your point. Unique among the BMW line-up is the sublimely effortless, delivery of its all-new, direct-injection twin-turbo V8, which develops from 5500 to 6400rpm and ft of torque between 1750 and wafting the 50i to 62mph in a claimed There’s no M Power-flavoured lust for here.

An eight-speed auto the option of changing gear via paddles might seem a recipe for a conspicuous work-rate, but the is almost Bentley-like in its laid-back of drama. No, ultimately it doesn’t quite as pulverisingly potent as a Turbo, but it requires just one road – the one that winds up the sky to Caesars Head is perfect – to that it doesn’t need to be.

BMW X6 Electric Cars

And because the X6 has a killer chassis. what you think you know bulky 4x4s defying the of physics, the BMW resets the bar. the X5’s xDrive 4×4 as a starting point, a trick new called Dynamic Performance (DPC) splits torque not between the front and rear but also between individual If the system senses the tyres are to slide, it instantaneously sends to the wheels with the most

And with the widened rear accommodating 315-section tyres an almost ridiculous abundance of Added to which, our car is equipped Active Drive, which a long way to eliminating body-roll by the anti-roll bars as the cornering build.

The upshot is that the size and bulk effectively when you’re pressing on. Its body control and stability at are astounding, more scaled-up hot than tied-down bulk The X6 snaked through a slalom that had been set up at BMW’s Proving Grounds near at a speed that left all of us mouthed – not just at the acuity of its responses but also the steadfastly attitude and economy of body

On the road, the dynamic talent up with the enhanced levels of vision to make the X6 feel safe and confidence-inspiring.

In short, it like the finished article, the idea posited by the Cayenne 4×4 weight and size, performance and tidy handling be mutually exclusive has finally nailed. The X6 goes on sale in the UK at the end of May prices starting at £41,965 for the 30d diesel. The range-topping 50i follows in the year at around £50,000.

We predict all the demand BMW could for. No-one really a 4×4 coupe of course, but in it’s far cooler than we could have imagined.

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