The German carmaker BMW has officially revealed the second generation X5 M and X6 M and now the competition in the sporty SUV segment is tougher than ever.
Powering the new 2015 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M is a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which generates 567 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The engine is connected to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes just 4 seconds. Both models benefit from an xDrive all-wheel drive system and thrust can be shifted to either axle. It is reported that fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are lowered by up to 20%.
The high-performance SUVs boast dynamic dampers, flared wheel arches, 21-inch M light alloy wheels, large tyres as well as revised front and rear suspension setup. Other highlights include stylish wing mirrors, side sills and quad exhaust tailpipes.
Inside the cabin, the X5 M and X6 M feature an M leather steering wheel with integrated aluminum paddle shifters, an M-spec shifter and sports seats.
The 2015 BMW X5 M has a price tag of $99,650 while the BMW X6 M costs no less than $103,050, including the $950 destination charge.