We just received word from our buddy Collin that the controversial, but yet great M SAVs are available for order at your local BMW dealership. The BMW X5 M and X6 M made their debut last month at Road America in Atlanta where yours truly had the chance to aggressively drive the new X6 M.
As far as pricing, the BMW X5 M has a base price of $85,400 while the X6 M is priced at $88,900. For those of you that missed our previous articles, here is a quick recap: 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. By positioning the twin-scroll turbochargers together with the catalytic converters in the “V” section between the cylinders, it minimizes the turbo lag and offers better fuel efficiency. The M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine is matted to a 6-Speed Steptronic automatic transmission that offers three driving modes: Normal (D), Sport (S), and M-Sport.
The two Motorsport SAVs come equipped with Dynamic Performance Control, special M suspensions and Adaptive Drive, along with a new Servotronic power steering and Active Roll Stabilization system.
Both cars weigh around 5,300 lbs.
Top speed is limited to 155 mph, but we stopped at 143 mph, good enough for us….at least for now.
For more information on packages and ordering guide, see your local dealership.