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.

more photos...

Picture credits: CarPix for Carscoops

  • *uckgermancarforum

    Fugly as sin… Typical bmw

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Roars With Bespoke Titanium Exhaust

Out of the three ever made, this CCXR Trevita is the only one in the States and used to be owned by Floyd Mayweather.

How About An As-Good-As-New 2002 Mercedes G-Class For $80k?

This G-Wagen has got a 63 AMG look, just 31 miles on the odo and, despite being in the UK, is left-hand drive.

Aston Martin Vantage Has Few Letdowns, Looks Drop-Dead Gorgeous

The engaging driving experience is 10 times better in a car that looks as good as the Vantage.

At 4,225 Pounds, The 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 Is One Heavy Brute

Good thing Ford fitted six-piston brakes up front and four-piston ones at the rear to help the 760 HP ‘Stang stop as it should.

And Then There Were Three: BMW’s Finest Vie For The Crown Of Best M Car Ever

Picking a winner between the E30 M3, E46 M3 CSL and M2 Competition is certainly not an easy task.

2020 Subaru Outback Promises A Lot, But Does It Deliver?

Featuring a host of upgrades and lots of new tech while retaining its off-road capabilities, it does make a compelling case for itself.

McLaren 600LT Sets A Storming 7:08.8 Lap Around The Nurburgring

The 600LT is only a couple of seconds slower than the time posted by Sport Auto with a Porsche 911 GT3 RS .

Would A 300 PS VW T-Roc R Cabriolet Tickle Your Fancy?

The T-Roc R would be the first high-performance convertible crossover – a niche within a niche, if we ever saw one.

2020 BMW M760Li Is A Powerful Luxo-Barge, So Let’s See What She’ll Do, Shall We?

Large, V12-powered sedans are a dying breed, so why not enjoy them while we still can.

Mercedes-AMG GT R Leaves Subtlety Aside For A Wide Body Upgrade

Fostla added a Prior Design wide body kit, whereas Ferrada the 10-spoke, matte black 20-inch wheels.