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Video: 2015 BMW X5 M

Videos | October 11th, 2012 by 7

Next year, BMW will unveil the third generation X5. The F15 X5 will be followed a year later by the M version of the popular …

Next year, BMW will unveil the third generation X5. The F15 X5 will be followed a year later by the M version of the popular SUV. A BMW X5 M prototype was spotted at Nurburgring during a high-speed test trial.

Since the upcoming X5 was built atop an extended platform of the current F10 5 Series, the SUV and its M counterpart are expected to shed some pounds when compared to the existing models.

Under the hood, the 2015 BMW X5 M is likely to feature the same engine as the F10 M5 and new M6. The S63Tu unit used the current X5 M’s engine as a starting point and the 4.4-liter unit has an output of 560 hp (412 kW) at 5,750 – 7,000 rpm, and maximum torque of 500 lb-ft (680 Nm) on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm. The rev limiter intervenes at 7,200 rpm.

The engine is mated to a 7-Speed M-Double Clutch Transmission and an innovative Active M Differential.

Expect more spy shots and videos in the near future.

[Source: Youtube via xbimmers]

  • BabkenBMW

    For an SUV, it’s bloody quick!!!
    Well done, BMW.

  • fredyschiftan@aol.com

    this may be the fastest SAV in the market, corners like a sports car.

    • auaq

      Hehe! One says ‘suv’ and another says ‘sav’, think I’ll go for ‘4by4′. ;)

      • minifan

        Officially, BMW call it an SAV – Sports Activity Vehicle – as they don’t want to be compared with SUV’s. Not sure whether they created their own segment there….

  • azeez

    it will destroy the other suv vehicles when it come out to the market and will stay the fastest suv

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  • MJ

    Did anyone else notice how little body roll it had going around the track? I know it probably had the ARS option, but that was still incredible for an SUV to go that fast around the track with little to no body roll in the corners.

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