2010 BMW X6 M Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 BMW X6 M - Road Test Specs

2010 BMW X6 M SUV

(4.4L V8 Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
ModelX6 M
Style4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP$89,725
Options on test vehicleDriver Assistance Package ($1,800 -- includes automatic high beams, head-up display, rearview camera with top-down view); Premium Sound Package ($1,400 -- includes iPod interface, six-DVD changer, enhanced sound system); Keyless Ignition/Entry ($1,000); Cold Weather Package ($600 -- includes heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, ski bag); Satellite Radio ($350); Space-Saver Spare ($150).
As-tested MSRP$95,025


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,395cc (268 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.3
Redline (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)555 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)501 @ 1,500
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.171; II=2.340; III=1.521; IV=1.143; V=0.867; VI=0.691; R=3.403; F=3.909


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)19.5
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueler H/P Sport
Tire typeSummer performance
Tire size, front275/40R20 Y
Tire size, rear315/35R20 Y
Wheel size20-by-10 inches front -- 20-by-11 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)2.9
0-60 mph (sec.)4.3
0-75 mph (sec.)6.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.6 @ 110.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)107
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.91
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.3
@ Full throttle (dB)70.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsVery quick in default mode. Few will ever have need to use "M." Still, this thing absolutely honks with all the limiters off. Best run with minimal brake torque almost ignoring launch control "flag" indicator.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsFirst run is shortest stop (107 feet!). Consistent pedal, but distances get longer with every stop.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSkid pad: Truly an impressive-handling SUV. Corners dead flat, offers incredible feedback and has enough power to influence chassis. Why can't we disable the electronic nannies? Ahhh! Slalom: Stability systems never are truly "off," which is why "on" number (68.6) is faster than "off" number (67.7). Get aggressive and it will punish you.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)63.31
Wind (mph, direction)1.4 crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)13 city/18 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)Average = 14.44/best = 19.01/worst = 10.98
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,082
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,256
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52/48
Length (in.)192.0
Width (in.)78.1
Height (in.)66.3
Wheelbase (in.)115.5
Track, front (in.)65.4
Track, rear (in.)65.8
Headroom, front (in.)38.3
Headroom, rear (in.)37.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.0
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)25.5
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)59.7


Bumper-to-bumper4 year/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 year/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years
Roadside assistance4 year/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 year/50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot available

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