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BMW X5 M and X6 M

Now the discerning connoisseur is able to enjoy the unique high-performance character of a genuine BMW M Car 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 combine the superior power and performance, the highly dynamic driving features, the athletic design and the premium quality of a BMW M Car with all the features of an X Model.

Introducing this new concept, BMW M GmbH is setting a new standard for driving dynamics and exclusivity in yet a further vehicle segment, at the same time re-defining the options to enjoy the characteristic features of a high-performance sports car.

In the BMW X5 M the thrill of technology based on comprehensive know-how in motorsport comes together with the sheer generosity of a truly outstanding Sports Activity Vehicle, in the BMW X6 M the same features are combined with the challenging dynamics of a Sports Activity Coupé.

The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are both driven by a newly developed V8 high-performance power unit delivering maximum output of 408 kW/555 hp from 4,395 cubic centimetres at an engine speed of 6,000 rpm. The new M TwinPower Turbo is indeed the first engine unit in the world to feature a common exhaust manifold for both rows of cylinders as well as Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology.

BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system is standard on both models just like BMW’s Dynamic Performance Control, both tailored to the specific power and performance characteristics of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M. Interacting with the special suspension specific to a BMW M Car and including both Adaptive Drive and BMW’s newly developed Servotronic power steering, these superior technologies provide the driving behaviour characteristic of a BMW M Model, with unique driving stability and precisely controlled steering behaviour all the way to the most dynamic driving conditions.

The dynamic driving potential of both models follows criteria acknowledged as elementary success factors also in motorsport: Both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M offer the highest standard of acceleration, lateral dynamics, steering behaviour, stopping power and efficiency against their most powerful competitors. Both models accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, both models offer not only an extremely spontaneous and direct response to the gas pedal as well as the huge but consistently distributed power delivery of the V8 turbo engine developing maximum torque of 680 Newton-metres or 501 lb-ft within the wide speed range from 1,500–5,650 rpm, but also a linear build-up of lateral forces even in the fastest bends under extreme loads. Superior control even under the most demanding driving conditions is therefore a joint quality shared by both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M.


Concept harmony typical of a BMW M Car for successful entry into a new dimension of driving dynamics.

Introducing the BMW X5 M and the BMW  X6 M, BMW M GmbH is for the fist time expanding its supreme competence in the development and production of high-performance sports cars fully suitable for everyday use acquired in motorsport to the segment of all-wheel-drive vehicles in the BMW X market. The result is a breakthrough into a new dimension of driving dynamics.

The drivetrain and suspension technology of both models stands out in particular not just through supreme power and performance, but also, in conjunction with appropriate aerodynamic and design elements as well as the configuration of the driver’s cockpit, provides a carefully coordinated all-round package. Indeed, this concept harmony typical of a BMW M Model enables the driver to use the outstanding potential of both models with utmost convenience and without the slightest effort.

The exclusivity characteristic of both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M is borne out in particular by driving characteristics never seen before in a vehicle of this calibre and in this segment. Both models offer the ultimate achievable standard in their respective classes, providing power and dynamic performance reserves quite unique versus the competition as well as a standard of unlimited supremacy unparalleled in everyday motoring.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 May 2010 18:02  

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