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    BMW 6 series...impressive performance

    SPORT AUTO just tested a 645 Ci alongside a Porsche 911 Targa and a Maserati GT Coupe CC.
    Although the BMW was the worst 0-125 mph (0-200 kph) performer (more than 4 seconds slower), it was faster than the Maserati on the track and almost as fast as the 911 Targa. Impressive performance for a coupe with more than 1.7 tons.
    I still don't like the bulky and huge design and I don't like the rear but I'm curious to see how the upcoming M6 with the V10 500+ HP engine performs. Could be an interesting 911 Turbo competitor.

    Re: BMW 6 series...impressive performance

    Any idea when the M6 will debut?

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    Ron (Houston) said:
    Any idea when the M6 will debut?



    After the M5 which debuts in Germany around autumn if we're lucky. I'm also curious to see if BMW sticks to the rumored plan to offer a more powerful engine on the M6. Up to 560 HP were in the word...it will be highly interesting times for Porsche. I don't think they realize how tough the competition gets in the next two to three years.

    Re: BMW 6 series...impressive performance

    Impressive. Isn't the M5 comming out this year? the M6 should follow shortly right?

    I wonder if that 500HP V10 is planned to go into the X5?

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    carlos fromspain said:
    Impressive. Isn't the M5 comming out this year? the M6 should follow shortly right?

    I wonder if that 500HP V10 is planned to go into the X5?



    Indeed, BMW might have to rethink its decision not to put an 'M' badge on its SUVs.

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    Indeed, BMW might have to rethink its decision not to put an 'M' badge on its SUVs.



    BMW is pretty hard nosed about "making dreams come true", they think that this MB's J-O-B(ML55, and G55 AMG). But it doesn't hurt to keep your'e fingers crossed. Besides BMW might loose some popularity as the maker of high perfomance machines that dominate if they don't join in on the uber SUV segement. Although great an effort, the X5 4.8is is underpowered compared to compeititors and just can't cut it.

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    A family friend is one of the largest BMW dealers in Bavaria. He told me that BMW plans to put the upcoming V10 engine into the new X5 coming around 2005/2006.
    Main competitor is the upcoming ML AMG version with around 500 HP, not the Cayenne.

    Re: BMW 6 series...impressive performance

    You could argue that the ML with 500HP still won't "handle" like a Cayenne TT but a X5 will and with a 500HP V10 it will have the clear edge as the SUV king of the hill. I wonder what Porsche is going to do about it?

    It will be comical if Porsche's SUV gets 500HP the next generation of Porsche's icon, the 997C2 & TT get 350HP and 450HP respectively

    Re: BMW 6 series...impressive performance

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    RC said:
    I'm curious to see how the upcoming M6 with the V10 500+ HP engine performs. Could be an interesting 911 Turbo competitor.



    And it will have a usable rear seat and large luggage space for a family guy like you, unlike the....

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