Australian buyers who wanted to get behind the wheel of the potent new X5 M have been granted their wish, with the hot shot BMW SUV confirmed for Australia.
The newest member of the M family will kick-off BMW’s product offensive next year, with the first customers taking deliver of their vehicle in January.
BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Stavros Yallouridis, said buyer interest in the X5 M means the vehicle is now confirmed for local introduction.
“Since we announced the X6 M was coming to Australia, dealers have taken numerous orders for the car. The first owners will take delivery of their prized possession just before Christmas.
“Not wishing to be left out of the action, BMW has also received several requests from buyers interested in the X5 M, and now that our business case is complete, we are in a position to meet the desires of these customers also.
“The new hero M models will start from around $180,000,” he said.
BMW says both the X5 M and X6 M (Australian First Steer here) set new standards in their class in terms of dynamic performance as a result of supreme acceleration, lateral dynamics, steering behaviour, short stopping distances and efficiency, all hallmarks of BMW M vehicles.
A new 4.4-litre V8 high-performance engine powers the BMW X5 M.
Delivering peak power of 408kW, the new M TwinPower Turbo engine is the world’s first engine with a common exhaust emission manifold joining both rows of cylinders as well as twin scroll twin turbo technology.
The turbocharger and the catalytic converters are positioned in the V-section between the two rows of cylinders ensuring spontaneous and direct response so typical of BMW M as well as a linear surge of power for a consistent flow of the 680Nm of torque at all times.
The BMW X5 M accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250km/h or 275km/h with the optional M Driver’s Package.
BMW says the X5 M offers the highest level of efficiency in its segment thanks to the High Precision Injection engine combined with proven and newly developed BMW EfficientDynamics technologies.
These include Brake Energy Regeneration as well as on-demand control of the electrical fuel pump, detachable air-conditioner compressor and volume flow-controlled supply of hydraulic fluid to the anti-roll system.
The BMW X5 M complies with the Euro5 and LEV II emission standards and average fuel consumption is 13.9 litres per 100 kilometres.
Australian specification and pricing for the new BMW X5 M will be announced closer to launch.