The 2016 BMW X5 M was first introduced in 2010 as an answer to high performance SUVs being released. It perfectly blends incredible performance with BMWs utility and cargo space. It is the fastest SUV in the market. With the power it generates and the superior performance; the design is not very different from the X5 yet they are worlds apart. It doesn’t come cheap either, and critics say it is more American than German because it is a big car with a bigger engine. They have added a night vision feature, another first for this SUV.
2016 BMW X5 M – Changing Styles:
The exterior will have xenon adaptive headlights with dynamic auto leveling to ensure maximum visuals when driving at night. The front has LED fog lights and air vents on the bumper with the headlights having retractable washers. There are lines on the hood that enhance the design and power folding heated side mirrors. The back has L shaped xenon tail lights and double exhaust pipes on either side of the rear bumper. This car has a 4 door chassis made from light high strength materials and the 2016 BMW X5 M will have standard 21 inch wheels equipped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport performance tires.
The interior of the 2016 BMW X5 M has a spacious luxurious cabin with top quality material and upholstery. There is red high quality merino leather wrapping for the interior giving it an exquisite luxurious look. The sitting arrangement is meant for five and has footrests with the front seats having an improved 3 stage heating. The dashboard too has a red leather cover with aluminum trace lines. Cabin technology includes: Bluetooth for hands free calls, USB ports, MP3 players and a DVD/CD player with a 16 speaker sound system. All these runs on BMW’s iDrive infotainment system via a 10.2 inch display with a touchpad controller. There are online services like: satellite navigation with voice activation and radio, Smartphone integration for weather and news and internal Wi-Fi. The steering wheel also has a heating mechanism and there is a panoramic rooftop for natural light. For safety of the passengers there are retractable door locks, 3-point safety belts, adaptive break lights, impact sensors, numerous airbags placed strategically and an SOS button on the dashboard.
2016 BMW X5 M – Powered for Efficiency:
The 2016 BMW X5 M is an all wheel drive whose powertrain is a turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 engine with an output of 567 horsepower and 553 pound feet of torque. This engine is mated with an eight speed automatic or manual strep tonic transmission gearbox that has launch control. Even with its bulky body this car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in four seconds and the top speed is 155 mph. Changes and improvements in transmission and the engine intake has increased fuel efficiency by 20% to 14/19 mpg for city/highway.
2016 BMW X5 M – Reveal and Price:
The 2016 BMW X5 M will be in the market in late 2016 with a retail price of $99,695 for the base trim which will rise to $115,495 when all additions are incorporated. Competition will be low because it is a car ahead of its time offering style, power and great performance. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Range Rover Sport might offer some competition.