These crossover SUVs received a new M TwinPower Turbo engine that is actually the most powerful unit ever developed by the automaker for an all-wheel-drive vehicle. This 4.4-liter V8 engine produces 575 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. That’s a four percent increase of horsepower and ten percent increase in torque over the previous generations.
And just because this power is under the hood of an SUV, don’t think it isn’t getting put to good use- both models can sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds thanks to the massive amount of power and the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. The top speed is limited to 155 mph in both models.
While the power has increased, the fuel consumption of both models has decreased. The new X5 M and X6 M both enjoy twenty percent decrease in fuel consumption, leaving them with an average fuel economy of 20-25.5 mpg.
The pricing for these cars is set as follows, including a $950 destination and handling charge:
- 2015 BMW X5 M – $99,650
- 2015 BMW X6 M – $103,050
BMW will debut the X5 M and X6 M at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show, which takes place Nov. 21-30. Deliveries will commence in early 2015.
X5 M Gallery
X6 M Gallery
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