The Spyker D12 Peking-to-paris is a premium 4-door high performance SUV from the Dutch vehicle maker Spyker Vehicles. The model was presented at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show and production is planned to begin in late 2007. After the introduction there, the model already received well over 100 orders. The model was first presented to the North-american sphere, which is believed to be its main sphere, at the New York motor show in April 2006. The name Peking-to-paris refers to the Peking to Paris endurance rally held in 1907 from Peking (now named Beijing) in China to Paris in France, in which an almost traditional Spyker vehicle participated, driven by Frenchman Ch. Goddard. The Spyker vehicle came in second in the rally after a three month drive.
Despite having a weight of 1850, kg, the vehicle still goes from 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 5. 0seconds and has a top speed of 295 km/h. It achieves this by using a 500 bhp Audi W12 motor. Though being an SUV, the vehicle has a lot of layout features from Spyker's sports vehicle, the C8, such as the "aeroblade" wheels and smooth back view mirrors. Also notable is that the rear bench doors are hinged at the back, creating so named suicide doors.
Now the discerning buyer has the opportunity to enjoy the original high-performance character of a BMW M vehicle also in the segment of BMW X models: The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are the first all-wheel-drive models to provide the supreme performance, dynamic driving features, athletic layout, and luxury class of a typical BMW M Vehicle.
Both models are powered by a newly designed V8 high-performance motor delivering 408 Kw/555 hp at an motor speed range between of 6000, rpm from an motor capacity of 4395, cc. The new M Twinpower Turbo motor is indeed the world's first performance unit with a common exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders and featuring Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology.
BMW's intelligent Xdrive all-wheel-drive system is naturally geared to the specific performance and performance characteristics of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M, just like Dynamic Performance Control also traditional on both models. Interacting with the cars' special M suspension including Adaptive Drive and the newly designed Servotronic performance steering, this ensures the driving behaviour so characteristic of a BMW M Vehicle, combining original driving stability with precisely controlled steering qualities all the way to the highest level of driving dynamics.
The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M set new standards in this segment of high-performance models in terms of acceleration, lateral dynamics, steering behaviour, stopping performance, and efficiency. Both models accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in 4. 7 seconds and stand out not only via the truly cool delivery of performance by the V8 turbo motor providing maximum torque of 680 Newton-metres or 501 lb-ft in the broad speed range between 1500, and 5, 650 rpm, but also via the likewise smooth and consistent build-up of lateral forces meeting the highest requirements and the most dynamic level of performance in bends.