Athletism meets capabilities with the newest successor from the German automaker BMW dubbed as the BMW X5 M. The car is a high performance derivative of the X5 that marks its debut at the New York Auto Show in April 2009. The BMW X5 M is sculpted to compete against the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG and the Porsche Cayenne turbo S. The car arrived as the first all-wheel-drive vehicle from M GmbH along with its sibling BMW X6 M. The car also arrived as the world's most powerful car in its class.
The power-mill that pumps life down the throat of the BWM X5 M is the 4.4-Litre TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine that is integrated with the capable two high-rev TwinScroll turbochargers. This ultra-refined engine can churn out a maximum power output of 575 hp between 6000-6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 750 Nm between 2200-5000 rpm. This engine mates the 8-speed M Steptronic transmission, which along with the engine allows the car to establish 100 km/h of speed in just 4.2 seconds. Despite these high power values, the engine presents decent fuel economy of 11.1 litres/100km.
The exclusive eye-catching adaptive LED headlights, the soul chromed kidney grille design, circular fog lamp designs and the wide and commanding front bumper design gives the car an authoritative front look. The flowing side lines and the impressive 18 and 19-inch wheel designs make the SUV instantly recognisable as a BMW X model. The stylish rear lamps and the wide and well tweaked rear bumper design correctly hints the DNA of sportiness injected in the car. The SUV with all these attributes surely compliments your manly personality. The car unmistakably features a dominating and a robust yet sophisticated look due to its wide and long design, which is correctly evident by its exterior dimensions, which reads 4886mm x 1938mm x 1762mm (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2933mm that further contribute towards stability. The competitive off-road capabilities of this SUV are evident by its high ground clearance of 208mm.
The young and classy interiors of the car wholeheartedly lets the occupants feel the crafted royalty. These interiors show a perfect amalgamation of sportiness and intuitiveness wrapped in a blanket of luxury. The driver’s cabin is an incomparable blend of ergonomics and comfort, which lets the driver feel the pure sense of authority. The attributes pouring this authority are the leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel, the chromed and leather covered gear lever and the new free-standing Control Display with optional Navigation system Professional. The luxury and comfort is demonstrated by the ultra-comfortable, well-cushioned leather covered seats, placed at an elevated position so as to give the passengers a great view around. With this, the car employs the ambience adding features like the Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound system, efficient and automatic air conditioning system and the soothing interior lighting. Contributing towards the entertainment of the rear passengers, the car also features the rear seat entertainment with the two 9.2-inch tilt adjustable colour screens and DVD player. The comfortable SUV also gifts you a large cargo volume which can be extended to a maximum of 1870 litres.
The unbound and enthralling dynamism poured in the BMW X5 M is kept well in control owing to the added safety features and assistances in the car. The car features BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system, which readily adapts to any type of road conditions from smooth highways to most inhospitable terrains. Coming over to the braking system, the car depends on four wheel solid disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) for the desirable precise retardation displayed by the car.
From unbound functionality to unadulterated driving experience, the commanding crossover from BMW offers you a purely sporty and enthralling experience. However, the car is purely dedicated towards sports and needs high maintenance.