Our good friend Palbay shot this video of a performance version of the X6 testing at the BMW test track in South Carolina. This SAV can really move, details are still sketchy but apparently BMW is set on creating performance or ///M models of their SAVs.

From an enthusiasts view it is hard to say this is the right direction for BMW to go in. Making 2 1/2 ton trucks fast and handle well is an accomplishment but we rather see a lighter more efficient performance car being created instead of valuable resources being spent on developing things like this. We seem to recall the ///M division saying they did not want to become AMG; what happened?

What is your take on these ///M SAVs? Thanks to Palbay for the video!

BMW X6 ///M from BimmerFile.com on Vimeo.