New BMW X5 M and X6 M to output more power than current generation

Rumors | July 9th, 2014 by 4
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Recently BMWBLOG has learned that the upcoming 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will feature an updated V8 4.4 liter turbocharged engine that will produce more power than the current version. While our sources have not indicated the exact output, they mentioned that the new powerplant is more than just a tuned up version of the S63Tu unit with the latest engine developments from BMW.

Rumors around the interwebs say that the new powerplant will produce nearly 600 horsepower, a significant upgrade even over the Competition Package developed for the M5 and M6. The torque will also get a bump well above the 500 lb-ft limit.

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Also, the upcoming F85 BMW X5 M and F86 BMW X6 M will move away from the automatic transmission found in the first generation and import the sharp and precise DCT box found in the M5 and M6.

The top speed will likely be electronically limited to 174 mph (300 km/h).

Official debut of the F16 X6 will be this summer in Moscow, most likely followed this fall by the X5 M and X6 M.

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