AC Schnitzer takes BMW X6 M to 641bhp

Power boost and styling alterations for one of BMW M division's more divisive models

Renowned BMW specialist AC Schnitzer has released details of its latest tuning package, for the fearsome BMW X6 M ‘sports activity coupe’.

While we described the base car as ‘an answer to a question nobody asked’, there’s no doubting the X6 M’s unique mix of abilities. It’s alarmingly fast, uncannily agile for such a brutish shape, and sounds fantastic.

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In theory, AC Schnitzer’s modifications take all of these qualities another step further. It starts with BMW’s 4395cc, twin-turbocharged V8. At 567bhp in standard specification it’s already hugely powerful, but Schnitzer has managed to extract a further 74bhp, for a total of 641bhp.

Torque too has swelled, from 553lb ft at 2200rpm in standard trim to a full 620lb ft. A special engine styling package hints at the power beneath, while a choice of AC Schnitzer silencer and tailpipes is available – Sports Black, Sports or Carbon Evo for the latter – with an active flap to enhance the V8’s note under higher throttle loads.

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A new spring kit drops the X6 M 15-20mm closer to the tarmac, lowering its centre of gravity for improved handling. The visual effect is rendered even greater by a full aero kit.

There’s a front skirt, a carbon rear wing, rear skirt insert and bonnet vents, though buyers can opt for a chrome finish should the mood take them. Wheels can be personalised too, with either ‘BiColor’ or anthracite finishes on the standard AC1 wheels, or optional Type VIII and Type V wheel designs.

Inside, the X6 M’s standard cabin can be enhanced with aluminium pedals and foot rest, an aluminium keyholder and velour floor mats.

Pricing details haven’t yet been finalised, but don’t expect any change from £100,000, as the X6 M base car begins at £93,080. Schnitzer’s performance parts do carry a two-year warranty, however. You can read our review of the BMW X6 M here.



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