Photos of the next-generation BMW X6 M have surfaced ahead of the car’s production commitment later next year.

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The all-new BMW X6 is likely to head for production at BMW‘s Spartanburg plant in South Carolina (USA) mid next year. The same factory that currently builds the X3 and X5.

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The new BMW X6 M will use the new BMW X5’s platform and is likely to maintain the current model’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo power plant with improvements - although BMW has not confirmed the power plant for the upcoming M.

The BMW X6 M has been an ultra-niche vehicle that has proven surprisingly popular with owners worldwide. It remains a niche vehicle in our market with BMW selling just 326 X6s in Australia last year with the majority of them not wearing the M badge.

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The twin-turbo V8 engine will likely push the current car’s 408kW of power and 680Nm of torque higher, while bringing the 13.9L/100km of fuel usage down.

BMW Australia will take the second-generation X6 when it becomes available for international export late next year.