- The Dotcom Car Resource Facebook YouTube Twitter RSS Feed Newsletter
Browse by category:
Browse by make:
Top 20
Photo Gallery, Review & Specifications

2011 BMW X5 M

2011 BMW X5 M

The BMW X5 M offers the remarkable performance, dynamic driving experience, athletic design, and premium quality of a BMW M product. This vehicle is one of the two BMW M models with all-wheel drive, and likewise the first BMW M models in the Sports Activity Vehicle category: the X5 M, a midsize SAV with seating for five and a 2-piece tail / liftgate, and the X6 M, with its one-of-a-kind, fastback Sports Activity Coupe body design, seating for four and 1-piece liftgate. (continued below)

2011 X5 M Photo Gallery
2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M
2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M
2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M
2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M
2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M
2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M
2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M
2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M 2011 BMW X5 M

The BMW X5 M Combines Extreme Performance and Design Into a Harmonious Whole

Source: BMW | Published: Sat Oct 23, 2010

(continued from above)

Both models are powered by a BMW M engine that departs purposefully from the established ultra-high-revving V-8 and V-10 M engines powering the M3, M5 and M6 models. For power, torque, and response characteristics, BMW M has adopted twin turbocharging, direct fuel injection and accompanying technologies that achieve the ever-consistent BMW M goal of the highest level of performance.

Displacing 4395 cubic centimeters (4.4 liters), the V-8 is identical in size to the V-8 that powers the series X6 xDrive50i, both 7 Series V-8 models, and the new 550i Gran Turismo. From this common starting point, the M engine goes a distinct M way, with twin scroll technology and the world's first "crossover" exhaust manifold connecting both of the V-8's cylinder banks. It delivers a monumental 555 horsepower at 6,000 rpm.

As an important part of the vehicle concept, the V-8's power is transmitted to all four wheels via BMW's standard-bearing xDrive all-wheel drive system. Further, power is apportioned strategically between the two rear wheels by the Dynamic Performance Control first seen on the standard X6 a year ago. Factor in BMW M's treatment of the already advanced Sports Activity Vehicle suspension, a newly developed Servotronic steering system, and prodigiously dimensioned composite brakes, and you have a pair of vehicles that unite performance, versatility and presence as nothing before them has done. In this context, one could easily say that "unique" is an understatement.

The BMW X5 M Magic

BMW M's mastery of motorsports and high-performance sports automobiles is well established. Now, with the X5 M, BMW M extends its performance mastery to BMW's all-wheel-drive Sports Activity segment. The result is a heretofore unknown combination of performance attributes with all-road ability and commanding driving position - truly a new dimension in automotive competence.

And this competence doesn't come through as merely extreme performance. That is present, of course, but in the BMW M tradition it is combined with aerodynamics, design and driver ergonomics into a harmonious whole, an entity that puts the driver in a position to extract and enjoy that performance without stress or uncertainty.

Typical M Design

Typical M performance dynamics are expressed clearly in the exterior design. From the front, the hood and headlight clusters derive from the standard X5. Generous air intakes dominate the lower surfaces, communicating that the twin turbo/twin scroll V-8 requires a large volume of air to produce its 555 hp and its likewise powerful brakes must also be cooled effectively. In this view, the specific M aerodynamic exterior mirrors, two-toned in dark Shadowline finish and body color, are also prominent.

In profile, traditional M "gills" are positioned above and aft of the front wheel wells, which house 20-in. wheels and ultra-high performance run-flat tires. Here as well as at the front and rear, protective black areas of the standard X5 model are replaced by body color, which accents the fact that the Ms are intended mainly for on-road use.

At the rear, typical M design elements again confirm the bold sportiness; the rear aspects, though, differ markedly as do their standard counterparts. The X5 M frames its "quad" chrome exhaust tips with lower diffuser forms.

BMW X5 M: Review (2/2)

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type V8, Twin-Turbo
Displacement 268 cu in (4395 cc)
Power 555 hp @ 6000 RPM
Torque 501 lb-ft @ 1500-5650 RPM
Redline 7000 RPM
Driveline All Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Sports Automatic with Steptronic
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear 275/40 R20 - 315/35 R20
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 191 in
Width 78.5 in
Height 69.4 in
Curb Weight 5368 lbs
0-60 4.5 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 155 mph
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway 12/17 mpg
Origin & Price
Origin Germany
Base Retail Price (MSRP) $85,700

  Top Top
Latest Updates
2012 Mazda Mazda32012 Mazda Mazda3

Sun Apr 24, 2011

2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC

Sun Apr 24, 2011

2012 Kia Soul2012 Kia Soul

Sun Apr 24, 2011

2012 Jaguar XKR Coupe2012 Jaguar XKR Coupe

Sun Apr 24, 2011

2012 Jaguar XKR Convertible2012 Jaguar XKR Convertible

Sun Apr 24, 2011

Desktop Wallpapers
Home | List of Cars | News | Modifications | Miscellaneous | Multimedia | Most Popular | About Us