New BMW X5 M and X6 M Get Boosted Engine and Other Changes

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On the eve of the North American auto show LA Auto Show 2014 in Los Angeles, the Bavarian automaker declassified the new crossovers X6M and X5M, which received a set of improvements compared to the predecessors of 2009, including a marked reduction in fuel consumption with an increase in the power of the 8-cylinder engine.

What’s New?

From standard versions, the sports X5 M and X6 M feature an aerodynamic body kit with other bumpers, a different grille, rear diffusers, twin exhaust pipes and 20-inch or 21-inch (optional) wheel disks.

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Off-road cars also received a modified suspension, reduced by 0.4″ clearance (up to 7.6″) and sports braking system. The steering and shock absorbers have three operating modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport +. The M-versions show the following changes: a sports steering wheel with aluminum shift knobs, a different instrument panel, a projection display, a gearbox selector “M Steptronic”.

Depending on the equipment, cars can be equipped with xenon adaptive headlamps 4-zone climate control, navigation, Harman Kardon audio system and other equipment.

Sporty Design and Interior

The sporty design from BMW M GmbH was embodied for the “M” X5 in the front bumper with a large grille and side air intakes of the original shape, air ducts in the front fenders with the letter M on the chrome trim and sparkling metal pipes of the sports exhaust system in the rear diffuser, Pair on each side.

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The interior features front-seat sports seats with electric position adjustment, a special steering wheel with a cherished M letter and shift buttons made of lightweight aluminum, and the wheels for the fast SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) are available in different widths for the front and rear axles – 20-inch standard And 21-inch with forged discs as an option.

Awesome Performance

Under the hood of cars is an upgraded 4.4-liter V8 engine with a double turbo, which now produces 575 hp (+20 hp) and 553 ft lb of torque (+51.6 ft lb). The pair of engines will be the 8-speed automatic transmission Steptronic.

From 0 to 60 SUVs will accelerate in 4.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds). The maximum speed is 155 MPH (electronically limited). However, with the “M Drive” package, cars can accelerate to 174 MPH.

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