BMW unveiled ahead of the 2014 LA Auto Show the all-new 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M super CUVs. According to the manufacturer, the 2015 BMW X5 M will start at $99,650, while the X6 M will cost $103,050, including the $950 destination charge.
As expected, the vehicles are powered by the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 567 hp (previously 555 hp) between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque between 2,200 and 5,000 rpm.
Despite the power increase, fuel consumption dropped by 20 percent, just like the CO2 emissions thanks to the standard 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. Both models are able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.0 seconds, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.
When it comes to design, both models arrive with large air intakes at the front, side gills with a model badge and Air Breathers, signature M side mirrors in twin-stalk style, the well-known M four-tailpipe exhaust system and a rear spoiler for the X6 M, while the X5 M features a rear roof spoiler.
Moreover, both models get the standard 21-inch M light-alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tires. The sporty theme is found also at the interior where we observe the M instrument cluster, M steering wheel wrapped in leather and fitted with aluminum paddle shifters, an M gearshift lever, M driver’s footrest as well as the optional Head-Up Display.
Various options exclusive to M models will be available on the X5 M and X6 M models, such as Merino full-leather trim as well as a choice of two new M paint finishes, the Long Beach Blue Metallic and the Donington Grey Metallic.
Due to the remarkable performances, the X5 M and X6 M arrive with high-performance brakes with large six-piston fixed calipers at the front and single-piston floating calipers at the rear.
Compared with the predecessor models, the new brakes are 1.6 kg lighter and feature perforated and inner-vented discs, while the brake calipers are painted in Dark Blue metallic.
As we said, both models will be officially introduced at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show and will hit the US showrooms in early 2015. [source: BMW]