New BMW X5M & X6M Officially Revealed (details + photos + video)

6 04 2009

Her it is!! BMW officially revealed new powerfull ‘M’ crossovers the X5M and the X6M. These are the most divisive models ever to hold the M badge. However, BMW vows that both crossovers element all the normal sport characteristics one would require from a M-badged model. Under the cover, this translates to an all-new 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that cranks out 555HP at 6,000 rpm and a gigantic 680Nm or 501-lbs/ft of crest torque unfilled between 1,500 and 5,650 rpm.

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Those facts put to infamy the M5‘s and M6‘s 5.0-liter purely aspirated V10 that generates 507HP and 520Nm or 383-lbs/ft of summit torque. Nevertheless no need to unease as from what our sources tell us, the new twin-scroll turbo V8 will return the V10 in the next generation M5 and M6 models. For the first time in a BMW M shape, the X5M’s and X6M’s V8 is knotted to a 6-speed M Sports Automatic transmission with full automatic mode as well as M driving mode. Both models retain BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-turn-drive order, still it has been revamped to distribute more influence to the rear wheels.

In provisos of performance, both M models accelerate to 100 km/h (62mph) from a standstill in 4.7 seconds and achieve an electronically limited top tempo of 250km/h (155mph) or 275km/h (171mph) with the optional “M Driver’s Package.”

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New 2010 BMW X6M Spied at Test

18 12 2008

BMW still won’t confirm the M-version of the new X6, the side vents and dual exhaust on each side give away the true identity of this not-so-mild-mannered X6. But spy photographers once again spied M-treated X6.

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As we mentioned many times before, some say that the BMW X6M will be powered by a 5.0-liter V10 with 373kW and 520Nm of torque, even though we believe that a twin-turbo engine will be more suitable for the job. The 4.4 V8 Twin-Turbo can be the ideal choice since the car already weighs around 5,000 lbs and placing a heavy V10 engine in it, would not make much sense.

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