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BMW isn’t wasting time hiding the updated X6 M during pre-production testing. Sure, some camo remains on its front fascia, but nearly the entire vehicle is now camo-free for the latest round of testing at the Nurburgring. There are no major design changes, but there are a few points worth discussing.
The most noticeable changes will be at the front, where camouflage foil covers the bumper, headlights, grille, and sections of the hood on this blue prototype. The new slimmer headlights and the slightly redesigned kidney grille setup between them are likely to be the highlights of the revisions. Below, the bumper will be equipped with modified lower openings which appear to be much narrower compared to the current model.
Except for the black tape covering the BMW badge in the middle, the rear end is virtually camouflage-free. The rear design appears to be unchanged, as the diffuser, quad exhaust arrangement, and headlights all appear to be identical to the X6 M that is still on the market. However, BMW could easily install a set of similarly-sized taillights with a slightly different design, so nothing is confirmed at this time.
We couldn’t see the interior of this prototype, but it appears that the dashboard is covered in camouflage. This could be a hint that the performance SUV will be equipped with BMW’s latest infotainment system, which will feature a single curved display and the company’s latest iDrive 8 software. Other minor changes inside the cabin are also possible.
In terms of the engine, we don’t expect significant changes to the V8 mill under the hood. This means that the 4.4-liter engine will continue to power the X6 M, making it one of the most powerful SUVs in the world with 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) in standard form and 617 hp (460 kW) in Competition trim.
The facelifted X6 M’s debut shouldn’t be too far away. It will be sold as a 2023 or 2024 model, depending on the exact launch date.
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