M power comes to new BMWs

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

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BMW has revealed high performance versions of its range-topping SUVs – the BMW X5 M and X6 M.

Both models are powered by a V8 high-performance engine delivering 408kW/555hp at an engine speed range of 6000rpm from an engine capacity of 4395cc.

BMW says both models will accelerate to 100km/h from a standstill in 4.7 seconds

The new M TwinPower Turbo engine features a common exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders and featuring Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology.

BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system and Dynamic Performance Control are standard on both models.

Both models offer a reported average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 13.9 litres/100 kilometres, equal to 20.3 mpg imp. Their CO2 rating is 325 grams per kilometre.

The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M come as standard with different-sized tyres front and rear, running in each case on 20-inch light-alloy rims. The choice of 275/40 R 20 tyres at the front and 315/35 R 20 tyres at the rear, with the emphasis on rear-wheel power.

The wide range of standard features includes electrical seat adjustment complete with a memory function and seat heating at the front, two-zone automatic air conditioning, extended Merino leather, a HiFi audio system with 12 loudspeakers and 230 Watt amplifier output, M entry trim, an M footrest, interior trim in brushed Aluminium Shadow on both models as well as a BMW Individual instrument panel finished in leather and automatic operation of the tailgate on the BMW X6 M.

The optional comfort features available on both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M include BMW’s Professional navigation system, four-zone automatic air conditioning, active seat ventilation, full leather upholstery in Merino leather, a panorama glass roof on the BMW X5 M and an electrically operated glass roof on the BMW X6 M as well as the BMW Individual High End audio system.

The car launches here in 2010.