Lessons of the past – Mansory BMW X6 M

History is a subject that seems to be getting less and less attention these days. Everybody is focused on economy, engineering and environmentalism.

All great efforts but the thing is, history’s tendency to repeat itself must never be something neglected because there’s very important lessons back there.

Mansory BMW X6 M

Mansory BMW X6 M

I’ll bring up a relevant example, the BMW X6 M Mansory created back when the original version of the car was introduced.

Now that the Bavarians have revised the BMW X6 M’s standard version, the Swiss tuner will hopefully stay away and not horrify it with a followup.

The performance levels are not the problem. As almost always with Mansory, the looks are the main concern of tuning such a vehicle.

Mansory BMW X6 M

Mansory BMW X6 M

A mundane two-tone black and white paint job, a hugely opened up front end, vents everywhere, enormous 23 inch wheels and garden roller 315 mm wide tires.

All of these details are found on the Mansory BMW X6 M and none of them work with the other. Even though some of them might not be so bad on their own.

The interior and performance options are, thankfully, much better. You can spec up the interior with stuff like Alcantara, wood or aluminium trim or carbon fiber.

Mansory BMW X6 M

Mansory BMW X6 M

And under the bonnet, the BMW X6 M that Mansory prepped had the same 4.4 liter V8 engine with its twin-turbo kit turned up.

The end result was a power output of 670 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. That meant 0 to 62 happened in 4.2 seconds and the top speed went up to 186 mph.

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