X6 M will be sharing safety car duties with a sister model M6. The M version of the X6, only recently debuted, comes with a new 4.4 liter, twin-scroll turbo V8 engine (M TwinPower Turbo technology) that churns out 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque.

Here's a way for BMW to prove the handling mettle of the X6 M, put its performance ability to use as a safety car.

The X6 M will make its debut as a safety car in the Qatar MotoGP race this weekend, the first of the 2009 season. The M version of the X6, only recently debuted, comes with a new 4.4 liter, twin-scroll turbo V8 engine (M TwinPower Turbo technology) that churns out 550 hp and 680 Nm of torque. 0 to 100 km/h comes in at 4.7 seconds with top speed maxing out at 275 km/h (171 mph). Power aplenty to keep the X6 M jogging around the track and keeping everyone apace.

The vehicle will be sharing safety car duties in Qatar with its sibling, alternately running laps with an M6 safety car. It will be putting that twin-turbo technology to the test, spinning at 1.5 bar of constant pressure, assuring that low-rev torque of 680 Nm at only 1,500 rpm. A safety car doesn't have to run the race but it still needs to be in shape to look good on the track.

 

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