BMW Unveils A New X5 M And X6 M In Los Angeles, Both Are Pretty Predictably Badass


Let’s be honest, nobody was expecting anything else from M.

Since this is what you came here for, we will start with the power numbers. The BMW X5 M and X6 M now make 567 horsepower and 553lb-ft of torque, which is 12 more horsepower and 53 more pounds feet of torque than the outgoing versions of each. 0-60 is accomplished quickly, 4 seconds flat. A lot of this is thanks to the fact that peak torque comes up quick, at 2,200rpm, a very good thing in heavier vehicles like these.

Stopping will be achieved pretty quickly as well, thanks to big six-piston calipers clamping the front steel disks, although BMW hasn’t given us any figures on that. Top speed is pretty predictably electronically governed to 155mph, pretty much the norm there. The all-wheel-drive system is standard, but it differs from the one found in non-M versions of the car, in that it has a rear bias. But the system is also capable of transferring 100 percent of the power to either the front or the rear axle as needed. The actual styling isn’t too radical a departure from the outgoing one, somewhere between a tweak and an evolution.

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But what is most important is that they’re fast, so it’s a good thing that they’re packing quite a bit of power.