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The new M TwinPower Turbo engine for the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M is the most powerful unit ever developed by BMW for an all-wheel drive vehicle.

31 Oct 2014 | International News : Germany

The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M combine the characteristic features of the successful BMW X family - exclusivity, robustness, agility and everyday usability - with the commitment to high performance that defines an M car.

A typically M four-tailpipe exhaust system and a rear spoiler (for the BMW X6 M) give them a standalone look M fans will immediately recognise
The 4.4-litre V8 produces maximum output of 575bhp between 6,000rpm and 6,500rpm. That represents a four percent increase over the predecessor models. Peak torque has been boosted by 70Nm, which equates to a rise of 10 percent. Its 750Nm of torque can be enjoyed across a broad rev range between 2,200rpm and 5,000rpm.

At the same time, fuel consumption of the two new cars in the EU cycle has been cut by 20 percent - from 13.9L/100km to 11.1L/100km. CO2 emissions are likewise down by more than 20 percent, to 258g/km. The two models accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds through the standard eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic before reaching a limited top speed of 250km/h.

With their striking use of forms, the new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M clearly flag up their sporting ambitions. With their exteriors painted fully in body colour, both models cut a low-slung figure on the road, while mixed tyres showcase their sporty track width and lend extra credence to their premium perception. Setting the seal on this exclusive range of features are M-specific 20-inch light-alloy wheels with mixed tyres or optional forged 21-inch M light-alloy wheels. There's also a choice of two new and exclusive M paint finishes.

The high-quality interior impresses with its combination of sporty features, exclusive materials and flawless workmanship. The 
M instrument cluster, M leather steering wheel with aluminium gearshift paddles and M gearshift lever - which works in the same way as the familiar M Double Clutch Transmission - are complemented by electrically operated M sports seats for the driver and front passenger, an M driver’s footrest and the optional Head-Up Display which, in addition to the standard system, also includes an M-specific display with gear indicator, rev band and shift lights.

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