The all-new BMW X5 M is the first of two X models (along with the BMW X6 M) to receive the remarkable performance of BMW M. The BMW X5 M is powered by a newly-developed 4.4 liter V8 M engine delivering 555 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 to 5,650 rpm.
This new M engine is the world’s first with a pulse-tuned exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders combined with high-performance, twin-scroll twin turbo technology. The X5 M pushed the capabilities of BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel drive system and the Dynamic Performance Control system to manage the power and performance potential of the vehicle.
The special M suspension includes Adaptive Drive and newly-developed Servotronic power steering. These features combine to push the limits of what was previously possible with a sports-oriented vehicle and guarantee driving behavior characteristic of a BMW M product: incredible stability and precisely controlled steering qualities abound throughout the performance envelope.
The athletic character and amazing performance abilities of the BMW X5 M result from levels of development never before applied to this type of vehicle. As it did when creating the original M5, BMW M has once again shown that applying new technologies and innovations to a solid BMW production vehicle type will produce startling performance and an exhilarating drive.
The BMW X5 M offers capabilities and a dynamic driving experience which is quite unique and promises to provide thrills from everyday traffic to the race track.