The wheels and exhaust look nice and beefy.
BMW has built the current-generation X6 M since 2015. Right now, that model has the company’s S63 engine, a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged unit putting out 567 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. We know a new X6 is coming, and that naturally means a new X6 M as well. Today, TFLcar reader Brian snapped a few quick shots of this camouflage-clad model testing outside BMW’s U.S. manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
While these shorts mainly show off the rear end of this X6, there are some clues we can gather on what the next model will look like. Namely, this model has new taillights, and distinctive ones compared to the smaller X4 M. The quad exhaust outlets also look beefy, as do the large matte black wheels. Unlike standard X6 models, this X6 M has cross-drilled rotors, so it’s certainly packing some punch under the hood.
On the question of whether the 2020 BMW X6 M will up the power from the current generation, it’s incredibly likely. It would make sense for BMW to give it the same sort of power as other current M cars. The latest generation of BMW’s S63 engine is currently in the M5, making 600 horsepower. It’s also making its way into the M8 this summer. We suspect this new X6 will make around the same sort of horsepower in its high-performance variant.
As for price, if you have to ask…
The current BMW X6 M starts at $105,700 – $4,000 more than its more traditional X5 M counterpart. It’s a whopping $22,300 more than new X4 M. The price will most likely rise with the new generation model, at least a little bit.
BMW will likely unveil the X6 M as a 2020 model. The standard X6 is slated for a 2019 release, so that time frame for the X6 M currently makes sense. As with the X3 and X4, we suspect the company will unveil this car alongside the new X5 M. Stay tuned for more updates!
While we wait, check out the current model’s performance below: