BMW’s M division is making a lot faster SUVs

Last Updated: December 16, 2016By Tags: , , , , , , ,

The BMW X6M is not your typical M car precisely, neither X5M is. But both of them hit 60 mph for just four seconds thanks to all-wheel-drive and 567 twin-turbo horses. That’s especially impressive for an SUV. BMW’s high performance division will start making much more hot utility cars real soon.

Australia’s Motoring reported that Peter Quintus, BMW’s vice president of sales and marketing for the M division,said “quite clearly there is potential in the SUV segment, and you will see in the near future some more M models.”

We already saw it testing on the Nurburgring, so we assume the X3 is next that will have BMW’s M treatment. But Quintus only indicates that this is the case. “If you look at the sales volumes of our regular models, I’m sure you can see where the potential is,” said Quintis.

There will probably be M-badged versions of SUVs like the X1 and X4

There will probably be M-badged versions of SUVs like the X1 and X4. Don’t expect BMW to make an M version of every car in its lineup.

“We have a little bit of a different philosophy than that of some of our competitors,” said Quintus. “If you look at the current situation we have just 10 derivatives on the M side, the other competitors have double that number. . . Our philosophy is not to make every possible variant [an M car].”

We are glad to hear that. This world doesn’t need a BMW M2 Active Tourer.

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