Spied: 2019 BMW X5 M Coming Fast With 600 Horses

BMW took the 2019 X5 M for some testing at its Nurburgring facilities and our spies were there to capture the moment.

The new Bavarian Super-SUV is going to be based on BMW’s CLAR platform, which will make the new X5 M lighter and more agile.

Power will come from a twin-turbo V8 and more specifically from the 4.4-liter unit that also powers the upcoming M5, with the final figures expected to be over 600hp.

Compared to other prototype X5s, this one wears a pair of more aggressive bumpers with larger air intakes under the camo wrap, has a quad-exhaust setup and features a beefier set of brakes with blue calipers.

The whole shape of the new-generation X5 will remain familiar as expected, with BMW adopting the new styling features of the fresh X3, including the more sculpted front end and a bigger kidney grille. Expect the new X5 to also offer all the latest features, including semi-autonomous capability and gesture-control infotainment systems.

The future Cayenne Turbo rival is expected to hit the market in late 2018, with production to take place at BMW’s Spartanburg factory.

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  • Kash

    Does it looks smaller than the current one to anyone else? As in maybe they’re dropping the 3rd row option finally to keep it more proportional like the 2nd gen X5?

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I can never tell with the camos what size the cars are. I am still on the fence whether they should drop the 3rd row option. It kinda worked in the 2nd gen you mentioned, the space was more for kids, and small ones too for that matter. If 3rd row is only available on the X7, BMW will loose even more cross over market share to others I think.

      • Kash

        For me it’d depend on the price of the X7, Mercedes seems to do fine with the GLE and GLS as dedicated 2 and 3 row models and the ML/GLE has never had a 3rd row option. The X7 will probably start around the GLS’s $70k and the X5 will probably move closer to the GLE’s $52k from it’s current $56k once they both come out. Why would anyone buy a $70k X7 if they can get the X5 with a 3rd row for $60k?

        But if they’re gonna keep the 3rd row in the X5 it should be like the V90, custom order only and not standard dealer stock, that’s how I’d want it if I owned a BMW dealership.

        • Andrewthecarguy

          The first gen ML came with a third row option…yes I know, mind blown right? You are welcome 😉

          I get your argument about price point, but that’s like saying why would anyone pay $xx for a 540i when I can get a 340i for $x less? Space and appeal, among other things. I should not be excluded from the brand if I need a third row but can only afford $60k.

          I would hope a dealership owner would want to stock whatever is selling though…

          • Kash

            because, proportionately the interior space difference between the 340 and 540 is way more than something like the X5 and X7 will be.

            “I should not be excluded from the brand if I need a third row but can only afford $60k.” I mean if we’re gonna go that route why not drop the price to $30k for the X7?

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Can’t be 2019. BMW standard product lifecycle is 7 years…F15 X5 debut in 2013 as a 2014 model, so we should expect 2020 as a 2021 model.

  • lagunas3ca

    Missing fender flares and the quad exhaust looks worse spaced out like that.

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