There are many crossovers that promise a different driving experience, but none that can deliver ultra high performance and class like the BMW X5 M. Take a look at what you’ve been missing in your life.
BMW X5 M Trims and Features
The BMW X5 M is a high-performance midsize luxury crossover – or Sport Activity Vehicle depending on preference. The M designation means that you’re dealing with some serious speck inflation as compared to the rest of the X5 lineup. For example, a twin-turbo V8 that produces 555 horsepower comes as standard fare, as does all-wheel drive and an adaptive sport suspension system. It’s a little more than you need for trips to the grocery store, but makes things more interesting along the way.
High-speed performance doesn’t come without luxury perks; interior features include an engine start/stop button, heated leather sport seats with 14-way power adjustment up front, leather wrapped steering wheel with paddle shift control, iDrive interface and voice command navigation, panoramic sunroof, and automatic tailgate.
If you need more, you can add ventilation and massage features to the seats, heated rear seats, four-zone climate control, rear seat entertainment, and a head-up display and multi-view camera to keep track of surroundings.
The 2013 X5 M starts at $88,850.
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BMW X5 M Performance
There are a few vehicles out there that offer such meaty stats that you can’t help but to salivate over them – and the X5 M is one of those. BMW has placed a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 inside the X5 M, good for 555 horsepower and 501 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed M Sport automatic transmission fitted with manual gearshift paddles and xDrive all-wheel drive are also at your service. These components provide the basis to get from 0 to 60 MPH in around 4 ½ seconds.
BMW X5 M Fuel Economy
The take away from such massive engine numbers is a dip in fuel economy. The X5 M receives EPA estimates of 12 city, 17 highway, and 14 combined MPG on premium fuel – so make your drives count.
BMW X5 M Interior Highlights
The X5 M’s interior comfort and luxury play well with its performance personality. Specialized M Sport features, like the front leather sport seats and unique M badging, make the cabin stand out just enough from the rest of the X5 lineup. And the multi-adjustable function ensures good comfort for almost any driver. The split-folding rear seats are decidedly more compact, and there is no third row option, though that may be a blessing in disguise. Total cargo area measures 75 cubic feet – great for a performance vehicle, but average for the X5’s class.
BMW X5 M Safety
Standard on the 2013 X5 M are perforated compound disc brakes with an automatic drying feature, stability and traction control, adaptive headlights that highlight every angle of the road in front of you, adaptive brake lights, front and rear parking sensors, and BMW Assist emergency/roadside services.
Options include a head-up display, full LED lights, and a multi-view camera.
The 2013 BMW X5 M scores 4/5 stars overall by way of NHTSA crash testing.
BMW X5 M Summary
The X5 M isn’t for everybody, though everybody who appreciates speed and luxury should put this super-powered SUV on their short list. And to be certain, it’s definitely not an economical decision that leads you to the X5 M – it’s all for the thrill of being able to drive such a unique vehicle.
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