Nick Heidfeld shares his experience of the BMW X5 M

BMW X5 | May 18th, 2009 by 5

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 …

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.

  • L1ndja

    Sounds like a 4cylinder turbo engine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=825975013 Carlos Perez

    The wheels still suck, why could the put ones similar to the ones in the M5 or the M3 those are gorgeous.

  • Giom

    I like the humility there by Nick when he says: “I feel lucky to be part of it and get to drive the M cars.”

    @L1ndja: I don’t know any ear specialists in your area, but I do recomend one.

  • Bobo

    I would recommend L1ndja a visit to an ear specialist too!

  • Gord

    Why do I get the feeling the X5 M will be Heidfeld’s new car ? ;)

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