The segment-busting BMW X6 debuted in 2008, but before the current-generation SAC (sports activity coupe, in BMW-speak) retires, an X6 M Design Edition has been announced. As an attempt to remind people of the X6′s existence, the special -- and optional -- stripes of the limited-editon X6 M shown here isn't a bad place to start.

Featuring the three-colored M stripes, the BMW X6 M Design Edition is limited to just 100 units. Aside from the 21-inch wheels and paint accents front and rear, the X6 M also gets bold Mugello Red interior accents in the form of stitching on the leather-covered dash and seats, as well as a big red stripe across the top of the dash. Of course, the special-edition model wouldn't be complete without a plaque on the piano-black dash noting where in the 100-unit production run your car falls.

Carbon fiber accents cover the X6 M's front splitter, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler. The BMW X6 M is powered by a 555-hp turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with 500 lb-ft of torque and uses a six-speed automatic. While the 2014 BMW X6 M carries a starting price just under $95,000, we're guessing very few X6 M's BMW X6 M Design Edition interior 300x199 imagewith a sub-$100,000 price tag exist.

When we tested a 2011 BMW X6 M, the 5181-pound all-wheel-drive SUV accelerated from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds. Before long, we'll find out whether the X6′s SAC formula works better on the smaller X4. Until then, tell us: Do you like the updates on the X6 M Design Edition?

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