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    X6 M - Snow Driving (comparison with various 4WD cars)

    German Auto, Motor und Sport just compared the BMW X6 M with other 4WD cars.

    Here are the results (verdict: the X6 M impressed a lot on snow, they called it the "powerful" because of it's magnificent traction, a "Mammoth" on snow but braking without ESP was tricky):

    Handling Dynamics on a 780 m long snow covered mountain hill (5%), ESP turned off, fastest first, 0-80 kph snow performance in brackets:

    1. Audi S4 3.0 TFSI (8.9 sec.)

    2. Nissan GT-R (12.2 sec.)

    3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (8.3 sec.)

    4. BMW X6 M (9.2 sec.)

    5. Mercedes E350 CDI 4-matic (9.3 sec.)

    6. Subaru Outback 3.6 R (10.9 sec.)

    7. BMW X1 x-Drive 28i (9.5 sec.)

    8. Opel Insignia 2.8 V6 OPC (9.7 sec.)

    9. Mercedes GLK 350 4-matic (10.1 sec.)

    10. Porsche 911 Turbo FL (11.3 sec.)

    Btw: BMW (and maybe Audi, Mercedes and Opel too) cheated a little bit. Their tires were H winter tires. To my knowledge, the X6 M uses Continental V tires for the "typical" recommended BMW winter tire set. The X6 M tested in this comparison had Goodyear Ultragrip H tires. Good to know... Smiley

    Still...impressive performance in snow, I always thought that the X5/X6 4WD system is actually not very good. Seems I have been wrong.


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    Re: X6 M - Snow Driving (comparison with various 4WD cars)

     911 Turbo FL i the last!!!!

    GT-R is second.... and acceleration figures for 911 are dissapointing....

    RC - what are your thoughts on this?


    Re: X6 M - Snow Driving (comparison with various 4WD cars)

    The Nissan GT-R has an excellent traction system, very impressive indeed. If they come up with a reliable/non-destructive launch control and a couple of horses more, the 911 Turbo FL could be in real trouble.

    0-80 kph performance is actually worse on the Nissan GT-R but the car was faster on that 780 m "snow track" because of its better handling in snow.

    Still...I don't like how the GT-R looks but for the kind of money it costs, it is a real bargain. I'm curious about the rumored facelift later this year.


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    Re: X6 M - Snow Driving (comparison with various 4WD cars)

    A photo taken from AMS (it shows the whole bunch tested).

    Allradsysteme-im-Schnee-r900x600-C-c53c9f20-298262.jpg 


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    Re: X6 M - Snow Driving (comparison with various 4WD cars)

    ..as we all can see: the FL turbo is going to be a ghost and not longer in the real on the earth...Smiley


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    Re: X6 M - Snow Driving (comparison with various 4WD cars)

    I forgot to mention that the Nissan GT-R did much worse in a different comparison where the 4WD system overheated and left the car stranded. As much as I like the GT-R for its value for the money, I suppose that this incident and others (launch control, engine reliability) show that you get what you pay for. Suddenly, the Nissan GT-R doesn't look good at all.


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     Quick one, I had a X6 M trying to race me of the line (not my cup of tea) so I opened my window as I was curious about the M sound, how disappointing !!!! No grumble at all, like a sowing machine, fast though, he flew off into the distance. The CTT rumble is fantastic !!! 


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    Re: X6 M - Snow Driving (comparison with various 4WD cars)

     BMW will soon improve stock exhaust sound on x5m/x6m

    rgrd perofrmance: Audi S4 is the best - that does mean that too much torque is not good fro snow as well

    rgrd GTR facelift - I heard it will mostly touch the interior exterior tunes, not new technical marvels. Nissan updated GTR technically every year!!


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    The Nissan GT-R seems to be a nice toy for less money for countries with speed limits. I already heard of two cases of engine problems in Germany and the overheating AWD system also doesn't improve my trust into the GT-R.

    Great technology but Nissan needs to earn money with this car, so I'm not surprised at all that there are issues. It was just a matter of time. 

    You know that saying: when it sounds to be too good to be true...well...


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    Re: X6 M - Snow Driving (comparison with various 4WD cars)

    Did the Audi S4 have the performance rear diff?

    Edit: Never mindSmiley

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    Re: X6 M - Snow Driving (comparison with various 4WD cars)

    Cool picsSmiley

    Allradsysteme-im-Schnee-r900x600-C-5f9ce346-298291.jpg

    Allradsysteme-im-Schnee-r900x600-C-215fd936-298261.jpg


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