2020 BMW X5 M: An SUV For Both Nurburgring And Supermarket Rounds

BMW introduced the redesigned X5 last summer and now the company is putting the finishing touches on the new X5 M.

Recently caught undergoing testing on the Nürburgring, this X5 M has shed its heavy camouflage and this gives us a better look at the model’s aggressive front fascia. As you can see, the crossover retains its massive grille but adopts a sportier front bumper with five different air intakes.

More changes occur aft of the A-pillar as the X5 M has aerodynamic mirror caps and lightweight alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with blue calipers. The model also sports a unique spoiler and a modified rear bumper which makes room for a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.

The sporty styling will continue in the cabin as previous leaked photos have shown the model will have a leather-wrapped BMW M steering wheel and carbon fiber trim. Buyers will also find a digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment system and stylish metal accents.

BMW has been tight-lipped about performance specifications, but the standard X5 M is expected use a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 that produces 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. We can also expect an X5 M Competition with 617 hp (460 kW / 625 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque.

Given the outgoing X5 M produced 567 hp (423 kW / 575 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque, we can expect the redesigned to model to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than four seconds. This should be made possible by a combination of weight savings and added horsepower.

The 2020 BMW X5 M is expected to be unveiled later this year, but it’s not entirely clear when.

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