Where the wild things are
Posted: 20 May 2010
I ask Kasha if there's a chance of actually glimpsing any beaver, at which point Justin nearly coughs up a lung. But signs of the toothy critters are everywhere, not least in the fact that the causeways are now a foot deep in water. Of course, with no real idea of how deep we can wade, we go for brute force and ignorance. Bizarrely, the X6 is so duck's bum watertight that it floats across deep bits. Hit the shallower parts at speed and the car will also use its very flat undertray to skip across water. Possibly not what BMW engineers had in mind, but effective and undeniably spectacular. And it might have sent 30-foot jets of spray into the air, but a quick look inside the engine bay revealed not a drop under the bonnet. Seals that good usually come on the Space Shuttle.