As others have already noted, BMW has done the near impossible in making a huge, heavy, luxurious crossover a genuine performer. Nevertheless, if I had $95,000 burning a hole in my pocket, and wanted both to go fast and haul lots of people and gear, I'd probably buy a Lotus Elise and a Chevrolet Tahoe. Or maybe a BMW M3 and a Dodge Ram. Or a Mazda Miata, a Honda Odyssey, a Camaro SS, and a Suzuki Hayabusa. You get the picture. Sure the X6 M does everything. But for its exorbitant price, you can buy two, even three vehicles that do everything much, much better. Did I mention the fact that every one of the vehicles I listed above gets better fuel economy than the X6 M?
David Zenlea, Assistant Editor