The second generation of the BMW X6 M aims to set new standards in the performance SUV sector.
On paper it has certainly succeeded. With 567bhp it is 17bhp more powerful than the previous version of the coupe-like SUV, while its 553lb ft of torque is up by 52lb ft over the last generation.
For those that are interested in such things when buying a £93,000 performance SUV, fuel economy has improved by 5.2mpg over the old car. It might not sound like much, but given that the new car claims 25.5mpg on average, that is a significant increase.
Perhaps the most staggering figure, though, is the 0-62mph time, which takes just 4.2 seconds - 0.1 of a second faster than the BMW M5 saloon.
The X6 M lives up to all those impressive-sounding numbers and it is blisteringly fast.
It's rare that you will have the opportunity to floor the throttle completely, but in truth you don't need to - the X6 M explodes away from a standstill even with a gentle prod of the accelerator.
If you keep your foot down the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission shifts through the gears precisely and rapidly, but flick one of the paddles behind the steering wheel and it hands over control instantly and allows you to hold the gears right up to the limiter.