The latest SUV models that were launched by BMW – the X5 M and the X6 M – benefit from a couple of performance upgrades which are hard to remain unnoticed.
In the engine department, both vehicles feature a 4.4-litre V8 engine that is capable of producing a maximum output of 575 horsepower between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm, which represents a four percent increase compared to the previous versions. These figures are achieved with the help of the M TwinPower Turbo technology, TwinScroll biturbo charging, VALVETRONIC and a High Precision Direct Petrol Injection.
The peak torque has also been raised to 553 lb-ft which is a ten percent increase over the predecessor. The X5 M and X6 M have 20 percent better fuel efficiency figure (from 13,9 l/100 km to 11.1 l/100 km) and the CO2 emissions have been lowered by more than 20 percent to 158 g/km.
The power is sent to all four wheels via a new eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, providing quick gear changes, better driver comfort and improved performance. The 0-100 km/h sprint takes just 4.2 seconds while the top speed has been electronically limited to 250 km/h.
The BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M also boast xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and Dynamic Performance Control, allowing for a fully variable distribution of drive between the front and rear axles to offer improved traction and control.