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autoviva2014-10-30 12:49:42

BMW reveals new X5 M and X6 M

Official unveiling will take place at the Los Angeles Motor Show

Both models receive an upgrade in performance thanks to the same direct injection twin-turbo 4.4 petrol engine used in the M5 and M6

BWMBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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will take to this year's Los Angeles Motor Show the second generation of the X5 M and X6 M. Both models receive an upgrade in performance thanks to the same direct injection twin-turbo 4.4 petrol engine used in the M5M5BMW M5Germany, 2012 > 200028 photos
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and M6M6BMW M6Germany, 2012 > present12 photos

The new engine brings more power and torque, greater straight-line acceleration, a slightly higher top speed and lower fuel consumption and emissions to the new BMW M division SUVs.

The new X5 M and X6 M get 20hp have more than previous versions, a total of 575hp, and more 70Nm of torque, 750Nm. Still BMW M has been able to reduce by 20% both consumption and CO2 emissions to 11.1l/100km and 258g/km of CO2. Combined with the eight-speed automatic Steptronic M transmission both versions can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds. The maximum speed is limited to 250 km/h, but can be increased to 280km/h if the client wants it.

Compared to the respective generations of the X5 (third generation)X5 Gen.3BMW X5 Gen.3Germany, 2014 > present14 versions
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and X6 (second generation)X6 2BMW X6 2Germany, 2014 > present6 versions
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the new M models are distinguishable through the new front bumper with larger air intakes larger, painted wheel arches, redesigned fenders with an air inler that draws air from the front wheels, bulkier door sills and deeper bumpers with four chromed exhaust outlets.

The BMW M also made ​​significant changes in the suspension of the X5 M and X6 M, regarding the standard models. Among them is the front upper wishbone configuration which allows for more camber, a more controlled progression of camber as the lateral force increases and an increased pivoting axis. Other changes include unique elasto-kinematic properties with firmer springs and dampers which provide a reduction of 10 mm of ground clearance compared to the standard models.

The new SUV M still gets an air suspension with self-leveling rear axle and electronical adjustable dampers with three modes: comfort, sport and sport plus.

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