WRR TV: Instructional Laps Around COTA In A 2015 BMW X6 M
By Bradley Iger
February 04, 2015
Ride along as BMW Factory Driver Bill Auberlen leads us on some very helpful instructional laps around The Circuit of The Americas in the 2015 BMW X6 M.
While not how one might first envision a track day vehicle, the X6 M packs some fairly serious firepower. 0-60 mph happens in 4.0 seconds, aided by the the new eight-speed M Steptronic transmission and the new M TwinPower Turbo V8 making 567 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph, and the X6 M is fitted standard with low-weight 21-inch forged wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport UHP tires.
The first few laps are spent learning the track and incrementally picking up the pace, but it’s not long before Bill’s expert tutelage gives us enough confidence to start pushing the big BMW hard, reaching speeds of nearly 150 mph on the main straight and finding the limits of grip in the corners:
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