This month brings us the LA motor show 2014 and from this years show we are all set to receive two brand new reveals from the BMW brand who ahead of their debut in Los Angeles have revealed the new X5 and X6 M models. The X5 and X6 are two of the most popular SUV models that the firm have on offer right now and these two brand new M models mark the second generation of these models. The two vehicles have been revealed by the brand ahead of their official debut with some news regarding the engine line up to come along with the vehicles and what kind of power output these cars pack.
The X5 was first put into production in 1999 and was the brands first ever 4x4 vehicle to go on sale. It was in 2007 that we first seen the arrival of the X6 on the road and it has without a doubt been one of the most influential vehicles to be made available on the SUV market. It has brought some top competition to other companies such as Nissan with the Qashqai who have topped the SUV market over recent years. So what will these two brand new additions bring to the table that will help the SUV market continue to grow both in terms of units and popularity?.
So regarding the engine units that have been confirmed to be offered with these new models, it has been revealed that both the BMW X5 and X6 M will both feature the fitting of a 4.4 litre, V8 twin turbo engine both vehicles therefore receive the same outputs in terms of power which come roaring in at 567 brake horse power and will also deliver torque development of 750NM. Both fuel consumption and emissions on both vehicles have also been lowered by twenty percent on both vehicles. Both vehicles have been limited to top speed limits of 155 miles per hour which means that you can expect to see both cars make the sprint from the starting position to speeds of 62 miles per hour in a good steady time of 4.2 seconds. A launch control system has also been included with both vehicles which help out when it comes to that 4.2 second sprint.
An eight speed,double clutch automatic transmission system also comes fitted now to both vehicles as standard. Both platforms are also all wheel drive models. There are of course some brand new changes made to the vehicle which include a set of 20 inch wheels with 21 inch wheels coming along with both vehicles as optional extras. Redesigned bumpers,larger brakes and a lowered suspension system are also some of the other changes that have been made to the vehicle. The standard pieces of equipment to come along with these vehicles are also great and come in an abundance. Features such as a digital DAB radio,Bluetooth connectivity, a built in sat nav system, a trip computer, electric heated seating, dual zone climate control and electric windows are also fitted to both models as standard.
It has been confirmed by the brand directly that both of these models will be made available from your local BMW showroom from the 11th of April 2015 with their official reveals arriving this month from the Los Angeles motor show. The X5 M will be priced from £90,170 whereas if you are more interested in the X6 M, you can expect to pay out £39,070.