Although not quite equivalent to the rolled-up trouser leg or secret handshake of the Freemasons, BMW would like to cultivate a its own exclusive form of identification for the 6,309 members of the 1 Series M Coupé owners family.
What is the BMW M6? A more focused and sporty M5? A rival for Porsche’s 911? Or, perhaps a working man’s Aston Martin? In some ways it could be all of those things, but equally none of them.
The new X6M and X5M represent a series of firsts for BMW’s M division, but as controversial as they may be, they also showcase M divisions new strategy of fitting turbocharged engines to its cars.