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BMW X6 M Teased As Family Hauling Drift Machine

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This might be the most entertaining teaser we've seen.

Official teaser videos from automakers are usually pretty boring. They rarely show much of the car (if at all) and if the car is heavily featured in the video, it is typically wrapped in camouflage. By the time an automaker releases its own teaser, chances are we've probably seen the car wrapped in camouflage for months undergoing testing. In the worst-case scenario, the car will leak completely before the reveal, rendering the teaser video worthless.

In a world where spy shots and leaks constantly circulate the internet, automakers have to be more clever with their teasers to keep us interested. Land Rover tried teasing the Defender's off-road capability but BMW has taken a different (and funnier) approach to tease the upcoming X6 M.

BMW via YouTube
BMW via YouTube
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The X6 M is a pretty difficult car to tease considering the standard X6 has already been revealed and we've already seen countless spy shots of the M version. Plus, the car will likely share its drivetrain with the M5, meaning there won't be any shocking revelations under the hood.

But this hasn't stopped BMW Deutschland from posting an entertaining teaser video featuring German Actor Matthias Malmedie. The video is in German, but even with subtitles it's easy to enjoy the humor of Malmedie attempting to learn about the new X6 M while BMW (in typical German automaker fashion) censors most of the important details.

BMW via YouTube
BMW via YouTube
BMW via YouTube
BMW via YouTube

As you'd expect, the car is still wearing a camouflage wrap, the interior is mostly covered up, and the important controls like the gear selector are blurred out in the video. Malmedie walks around the car asking questions and BMW hilariously bleeps out most of the answers. He is then taken out on the track where the X6 M performs some epic slides in the hands of a professional driver.

The X6 M is expected to be powered by the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the M5 Competition producing 625 horsepower. Like the M5, there should be a drift mode to send most of the power to the rear wheels, enabling smokey slides. After an official teaser video like this, it shouldn't be long before BMW reveals the production X6 M.

BMW via YouTube
BMW via YouTube

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