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Here’s a closer look at the second-generation BMW X6 M, previewed in Malaysia at a local drive event at the Sepang International Circuit.

Effectively BMW Group Malaysia’s most expensive model, the X6 M was officially launched here back in August (2015) with a starting price of RM1,238,800 – surpassing even the BMW i8 hybrid supercar, which is slightly more “affordable” at RM1,188,800.

The local-market X6 M pictured here wears a shade of Long Beach Blue Metallic paint, while the interior is upholstered in Aragon Brown.

The exterior is equipped with all the necessary styling aggression courtesy of BMW M’s finest — BMW M double-bridge kidney grille, M-specific front and rear bumpers, 21-inch M light alloy wheels, quad exhaust tips, you know the drill.

Inside, further BMW M-specific fitments are seen: M sports seats, a three-spoke M leather steering with tricolour stitching and paddle shifters, plus plenty of genuine carbon-fibre trim pieces.

Under the hood of this monster lies a 4.4 litre BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine, which is responsible for a massive 575 hp and 750 Nm of torque. It takes just 4.2 seconds for the X6 M to perform the 0-100 km/h sprint, with power sent to all four wheels through an M-specific xDrive all-wheel drive system with Dynamic Performance Control.