All-new 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M with 567bhp revealed

BMW very recently updated the standard X5 and X6 and here are finally the hot M versions, revealed ahead of next month’s public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Now in its second generation, the X5 M and X6 M are both easily recognisable as the range-topping high-performance models, boasting typical M goodies like an aggressive front bumper with bigger air intakes, flared wheel arches, new wing mirrors, side sills and quad exhaust in the new rear bumper. All this rides on new standard 21-inch M wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport UHP tyres, with 325/30/21 at the back and 285/35/21 at the front.

The interior reveals a new larger steering wheel, aluminium paddle shifters, sport seats with fixed headrests and an M-spec shifter.

Of course there are some bigger changes under the bonnet, where the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 is updated to produce 567bhp (up from 555bhp), while torque is up from 500 lb-ft to 553 lb-ft.

The old six-speed automatic from the previous models is replaced with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission linked to an xDrive all-wheel-drive system that can send up to 100 percent of power to either axle, depending on the surface and driving style.

With all that power and a new gearbox, both the X5 M and X6 M accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds (0.3sec improvement) and continue to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph, which can be raised to 174mph.

Both cars will go on sale in UK next April, with prices starting from £90,179 for the X5 M and £93,070 for the X6 M.

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