First F85 X5 M dyno testing by IND. Words by IND:
BMW’s turbo engines have radically changed the M ownership experience. While many lament the loss of BMW’s normally aspirated powerplants for their ability to give every owner a race car like experience on the street or on the track, few can deny the ability of the new turbo powerplants to ignite an internal horsepower war within BMW M’s very own walls. With each turbo car released by the M division, the bar is … CONTINUED
The 2015 NYIAS is underway and while BMW has no scheduled press conference nor reveals for this year’s show, we bring the show to you, virtually.
Here are the BMW M cars on display – the BMW X6 M, X5 M, and F80 M3 with M Performance Parts.
Great look at the previous versus new X5 M, and a comparison of their grey colors – Space Grey vs Donington Grey.
The opening round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship in Qatar marked the start of a 17th season as “Official Car of MotoGP” for BMW M. BMW has been involved in MotoGP since 1999 and provides the official fleet of vehicles. BMW M Division’s commitment also incorporates many other activities, including the presentation of the coveted BMW M Award.
As a long-term partner of MotoGP organiser Dorna Sports, BMW M Division is once again introducing a number of new features this season. These include a … CONTINUED
In a special ceremony at its Spartanburg plant this morning, BMW celebrated its three millionth vehicle to roll off the line. The vehicle, a Donington Grey Metallic X5 M with Mugello Red Full Merino leather seats and Carbon Fiber interior trim, was driven by Dawn Burgess, Associate #433, hired in 1994.
Burgess presented the keys to the milestone vehicle to Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing.
“The growth of this plant has been quite extraordinary,” said Erlacher. ”Today, as we witness another historic moment, … CONTINUED
A great look at how the production F85 X5 M looks in Melbourne Red.
More F85 X5 M have landed at dealerships across the US, including this beautiful white F85.
The F85 X5 M has landed stateside! This beast belonging to a site member just landed on the West Coast. More photos soon.
We don’t often see the X5 in Individual color, so this one’s a treat. Of course it helps that the color is so gorgeous. Here’s an X5 in Azurite Black Individual. It’s also been spec’d with:
Soft close doors
21″ 310M wheels
M Performance brakes
Alcantara roof liner
6WB LCD instrument cluster
M Sport grills
Hallmark M power, outstanding driving dynamics and an emphasis on sporting design are signature attributes of the two large BMW X models from BMW M GmbH. In order to shine an even brighter spotlight on these characteristics, the Original BMW Accessories range for the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M offers a raft of special BMW M Performance Parts designed to allow precise individualisation of the cars’ exterior and interior design.
Attractive BMW M Performance Parts for the exterior.
Among the features included in the … CONTINUED
The online configurator / builder for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M is now availble at BMWUSA.COM.
Pricing and order guide for the 2015 BMW X5 M (F15) and X6 M (F16).
The all-new 2015 X5 M (F85) and X6 M (F86) are here at the 2014 LA Auto Show, making their auto show world debuts. The X6 M is presented in Laguna Beach Blue Metallic and the X5 M in Donington Grey Metallic.
The twin M SAV monsters pack 567 hp / 553 lb-ft from their 4.4L V8 twin turbo engines and cover 0-60 in just 4.0 seconds.
Production on both models begins in December-January and they will arrive in US showrooms in early 2015 at starting … CONTINUED
Have a first look at the 2015 X5 M (F85) in Long Beach Blue, previously only seen on the 2015 X6 M (F85) as its launch color.
Some new X5M and X6M wallpapers for your desktop!
The first online 360 degree visualizers for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M has appeared on BMW.DE.
It confirms all the exterior and interior colors available.
There are 8 exterior color options:
Long Beach Blue
Sport Auto has a story on the new X5M/X6M and quotes Herbert Bayerl, project leader for the car.
-The new car will “pulverize” the RR Sport’s *Ring lap record of 8:14
-The X6M is now at the performance level of the E9x M3
-No special parts needed to set the lap times
-No plans to set a record by BMW. “We’ll leave that to you guys” laughs Bayerl…
X6 M at the level of the old M3
How about, for example, with a good 20 kilometer Nürburgring-Nordschleife? In his three … CONTINUED