BMW X5M, X6M previewed ahead of LA Auto Show debut
These ultimate power packed high end Crossovers from the German company are propelled by same 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 engine that is uprated to push 3.6 percent more power and whooping 10 percent more torque.
BMW claims to have achieved reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by over 20 percent, albeit hike in performance figures. Therefore, new BMW X5M and X6M boast max power of 575 PS @ 6,000 and 6,500 rpm (from 555 PS in previous version) and peak torque of 750 Nm (from 680 Nm in current model). This makes both the M Crossovers most powerful All Wheel Drive BMWs ever.
The German luxury car manufacturer quotes 0 – 96.5 kmph (60 mph) acceleration time of 4.0 seconds and 0 – 100 kmph (62 mph) time of 4.2 seconds, for both X5M and X6M. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph (155 mph).
Suspension duties are carried out by double-wishbone arrangement on front and self-leveling air shocks with electronically adjustable dampers at the rear. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is optimised to maintain stability and control of the mammoths in steroid. Michelin Pilot Super Sport UHP non-run flat tires of size 285/35 on front and 325/30 at rear are shoed in light weight 21 inch forged wheels.
On the exterior, BMW X5M and X6M look intensely beefed up with wider bumpers, larger air-dams, wheel arch extensions, new ORVMs, gills on fenders (as a part of latest design language), diffuser with four pipes and two new exclusive M coats labelled Donington Grey Metallic and Long Beach Blue Metallic. Interiors of new X5M and X6M are spruced up with a variety of M styling cues, like carbon fibre trims on dashboard, racy steering wheel, sportier gear lever made of aluminium, sports seats and Alcantara headliner.