2010 BMW X5 V8 Twin-Turbo

BMW X5 | June 28th, 2008 by 6

It has been a while since photos of the V8 twin-turbo BMW X5 have popped up on internet. Back in October '07, the 2010 BMW …

It has been a while since photos of the V8 twin-turbo BMW X5 have popped up on internet. Back in October '07, the 2010 BMW X5 was spotted during testing at Nurburgring. In recent series of photos from the KGP folks, the V8 twin-turbo has been seen again at the 'Ring, but this time, showing a little more of its "body". We can clearly see a major improved front, due to an M3 look-alike bumper.

The new X5's front fascia uses all of the cues consistent with BMW's M division, even though despite the rumors, the V8 twin-turbo X5 will not carry the //M badge. They are looking to differentiate from Mercedes-Benz who has placed their AMG stamp on most of the models.

This same very model seems to be equipped with lower suspensions and larger wheels. Could this new X5 take on the competition when it comes to sport SAV/SUV's performance?

2010 BMW X5 V8 Twin Turbo

2010 BMW X5 V8 Twin Turbo

2010 BMW X5 V8 Twin Turbo

2010 BMW X5 V8 Twin Turbo

[Photos: KGP Photography ] 

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  • Mark

    Looks pretty wicked, but it sure also looks low to the ground….If it stays this low, I shudder to think what will happen on, say, some of the speed bumps around town??

    Also, what type of horsepower numbers are we talking about?? 400?? 450??

    Cheers,

  • Horatiu B.

    @Mark: 408 ponies. I’m sure it won’t be that low, slightly lower than the current one, but I guess we’ll just have to be careful, it’s like driving a Ferrari on the Chicago roads :)

  • adood84

    I really hope the up the power to somewhere near 500BHP maybe somewhere around 480BHP would be good enough , cause with anything less I don’t think it would be able to keep up with the Cayanne Turbo

  • Speedoholic

    An M badge would be very lovely on this car.

  • rich

    about time bmw . late to the table but you guys better make up for the lost time

  • ML63

    TOTALLY AGREE!!!

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