TodayApril 16, 2022

Racing around the track in a BMW X6

South Carolina – Sam Abuelsamid from took me around the Michelin Laurens Proving Ground wet pad.

I just want to say, neither Sam, nor I, were one of the journalists that impelled a fuel tank, nor did we have a deer visit our hood.

Type: this is a four-passenger sedan, not an SUV

Base Price: The 35i (6cyl) starts at $53,275, while the 50i (8cyl) starts at $63,776

Engine options:

35i V6 specifications:
Inline 6 – 4 valves per cylinder
300 horsepower @ 5,800-6,250 rpm “ 300 lb-ft torque @ 1,400-5,000 rpm

50i V-8 specifications:
90 degree V-8 4 valves per cylinder
Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL) valve control technology
400 horsepower @ 5,500-6,400 rpm “ 459 lb-ft torque @ 1,750-4,500 rpm

Drive: all-wheel drive, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system with Traction Control System (TCS) is standard on all FX models, as well as Infinitis advanced ATTESA E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All Electronic Torque Split)

Competitors: This is a car that people will buy because it is exclusive, it is a new design that will catch your eye the minute you see it.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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