The Shanghai Motor Show 2009 hosted the official launch of the BMW X5 M, the second all-wheel drive Sports Activity model coming out of the Spartanburg plant. The same week as the auto show, BMW Sauber Formula 1 team was present in China for the annual scheduled Grand Prix and Nick Heidfeld was invited to participate at the X5 M launch event.
Just a month later, BMW released new footage of the X5 M being driven by Nick Heidfeld who also takes the time to talk about the car.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fahZ-SZhPsQ[/youtube]
As a refresher, BMW X5 M and X6 M are powered by a tuned up 4.4 liter V8 M engine delivering 555 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque from 1,500 to 5,650 rpm. The engine uses the twin-scroll twin turbo technology with High Precision Direct Injection. BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M run from 0-60 mph in ONLY 4.5 seconds, making the M twins the fastest SUV/SAVs out there.