Similar to the X6 M, the BMW X5 M features a high-output V8 under the hood, yet it differs with its sleek Autobahn cruiser appeal. The BMW X5 M has a decidedly traditional luxury SUV feel, starting around $85,400. The nearest rival to the X5 M and X6 M is the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, which comes in around $5,000 more than the X5 M.
The M series debuted at the 2009 New York Auto Show, after an extreme bout of durability testing in the Southwestern United States with its arid temperatures and steep inclines. The M series is more conventional, with the same utility as the regular X5. The difference is in the addition of a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, offering a stunning 555 horsepower and jumping from 0-60 in 4.7 seconds, according to BMW.
Both the X5 M and X6 M are the first xDrive all-wheel drive members of the M group, with specialized “M” air suspension featuring Adaptive Drive and the latest Servotronic power steering advantages. These luxury SUVs have been put to the test, and meticulously made for the drive-though they certainly do not skimp in the looks department.
Futuristic features include launch control, electronically controlled variable power distribution, and DSC Dynamic Stability Control. The brand is calling the new 4.4-liter its “M TwinPower Turbo” unit, to reflect that the motor boasts Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology and a common exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders. Take a test drive, or enjoy a BMW X5 rental or BMW X6 rental to test the series and see for yourself how power became luxurious.
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