German cars don’t have a monopoly when it concerns sweet-sounding V8 engines. However if you want to spend $100,000 on an SUV that looks excellent and has efficiency qualifications, you’re probably after something like this, the BMW X6 M50i.
2021 BMW X6 M50i Spy Shots
This most current spy video from Automotive Mike shows a production prototype featuring blue paint and all the M goodies. At the very same time, we get a quick sample of what we believe is the N63B44TU3 engine as the X5 M50i leaves the gasoline station and takes to the track.
2021 BMW X6 M50i Engine
It’s the step below the psychological X6 M, still equipped with an effective 4.4-liter engine and ruthless launch control. We’re hard-pressed to think of anything much better for the money, but we’re sure this will be interpreted as a bias towards BMW.
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You see, Mercedes-AMG has already revealed a lot of interest towards the hybrid inline-6, which will be discovered under the hood of the GLE 53 a bit later this year. At the same time, Audi isn’t understood for making a lot of efficiency SUVs, but the ones it does have lined up are the flagship RS Q8, and diesel-powered models like the SQ8 or SQ5 TDI.
We have high expectations of the X6 M50i. Not just has it never ever existed previously, but it may also have the 8 Series setup with 530 HP, only 70 less than a base X6 M. That also indicates it will be more pricey, but a lot of X6 purchasers would have bought at least $10,000 in M Sport/Performance options, like the body set, brakes or exhaust. Most if not all of those will be free here.
For the record, the G05 X5, which in this mode’s twin sister that went on sale last year, has a 50i setup with 462 HP and an M50d with a quad-turbo 3-liter making 400 HP. It’s possible this final setup will also be available here.