Third-Gen F95 BMW X5 M will arrive in 2020

BMW X5 M | December 29th, 2017 by 4
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BMW’s latest and greatest X5 model will be unveiled in 2018 after its predecessor’s production cycle is being cut by two years. Instead of the …

BMW’s latest and greatest X5 model will be unveiled in 2018 after its predecessor’s production cycle is being cut by two years. Instead of the usual seven year model cycle, the new G05 X5 will arrive earlier than planned to the market to compete in a very competitive market.

As with the previous two X5 M generations – E70 X5 M (2010–13) and F85 X5 M (2015–) – the new F95 X5 M builds atop the platform of the new X5 which now promises to have lost weight and provide greater driving dynamics. The new X5 will be based on the new CLAR platform, a modular architecture that will considerably reduce the final weight of all models thanks to the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum or CFRP, a compound that will be used for certain elements and reinforcements of the frame.

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With a better platform to work with, the M engineers in Garching are likely to deliver a far more compelling power SUV, with a lot more power and improved driving dynamics. Under the hood, the F95 X5 M will use BMW’s 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine which will deliver at least 600 hp on the nose and 553 lb-ft of torque. All of that fury is sent through an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic which is specifically tuned for X5 M duty.

BMW will introduce the new F95 X5 M in late 2019 before arriving on the market in 2020.

4 responses to “Third-Gen F95 BMW X5 M will arrive in 2020”

  1. Central Lifestyle says:

    They shouldn’t even bother releasing the diesel version of the X5/X6. Parking spaces are already charging an extra 150% on top of normal rates just to park Diesel engine & heavy oil vehicles. Not to mention the new very high govt & toll tariffs on those vehicles from next year. Bimmer should let us know how soon iX vehicles are due, please.

    • Johan Mo says:

      Totally agree! Unfortunately, there won’t be a fully EV version of X5 until the generation AFTER the F95, meaning around 2024 :-(

      • Central Lifestyle says:

        They might want to move faster than that. Govts are trying to make combustion engines unnecessarily costly to run. Buyers are starting to look around.

  2. CarbonX3M says:

    The X5M has gotten too expensive. I had an E70, and managed to squeak under $100k. The F85 breached $100k, and ran $110-120k well equipped. I couldn’t justify that. And now this one will probably start at $110k and go up from there. Won’t be able to justify that either. Guess there’s always the X3M. :(

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