• Apr 26, 2009
The BMW X5M and X6M are all about excess. Excess power (if that's possible), excess girth, and, as we already knew, excess cost. BimmerFile is reporting that the X5M will ding your budget to the tune of $85,400 ($86,225 after $825 destination charge), while the X6M will set you back $88,900 ($89,725 after destination charge). And anyone that has ever priced out a Bimmer with options knows that those prodigious figures are only the baseline of what will no doubt be two even more expensive BMWs.

But for nearly $90,000, you get what, for now, are the two most powerful BMWs on the road. Both models will reap the benefits of a 555 hp, 500 lb-ft twin turbo 4.4L V8. That's 55 hp and 105 lb-ft more than the M5 or M6; two vehicles that cost more than their crossover counterparts. The M treatment will also add more aggressive aesthetics, torque-vectoring AWD, and massive 15.6 inch front rotors to help these flying bricks stop on a dime (or 900,000 dimes, really). Does that make the X5M and X6M a compelling value? If you're in the market for a 550 hp crossover, we guess so, because outside of the substantially more expensive Porsche Cayenne Turbo S ($124,000) these new Bimmers are the only other family-haulers with that kind of muscle.

UPDATE: Official press release added after the jump





[Source: BimmerFile]

PRESS RELEASE

The latest models from BMW's M Division arrive in U.S. Dealers this Fall.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - April 27, 2009... On the occasion of the world debut of the BMW X5 M at the Shanghai International Auto Show, BMW today announced U.S. retail pricing for both the X5 M and the X6 M. The X6 M was unveiled for the first time at the New York International Auto Show on April 8th. When the X5 M and X6 M go on sale this fall as 2010 model vehicles, they will retail for $86,225 and $89,725 respectively (including $825 Destination & Handling).

Both the BMW X5 M and X6 M feature a new reverse flow V8 engine with patented twin-turbo technology. The lag-eliminating Cylinder-bank Comprehensive Manifold (CCM) enables the engine to produce 555 horsepower and accelerate both models from 0 to 60mph in 4.5 seconds. At BMW M, "the chassis must always be more powerful than the engine." The X5 M and X6 M exploit the limits of physics through their reworked Integrated Chassis Management systems to provide maximum road-holding without conceding to harsh ride characteristics.

Power is delivered through an M derivative of BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive, allowing M typical throttle-steering. At the rear axle is BMW's revolutionary Dynamic Performance Control, tailored by BMW M to ensure near-perfect distribution of power. Four M-characteristic tailpipes emerge from the aerodynamic diffuser in the rear. Enormous brakes round out the package, providing confidence under all conditions.

The modern, sustainable legacy of BMW M began in 1985 when engineers placed the snarling, race-bred inline-6 engine from the M1 supercar into the production BMW 5 Series sedan, reworked the suspension and brakes, and created BMW's first M5. The M5 redefined the capabilities of a sedan with levels of power, precision, and linear control never before imaginable. Ever since, the craftsmen at BMW M have been focused on finding new ways to expand the performance boundaries using existing BMW models as a basis.

Additional information, videos and photographs of both the X5 M and X6 M are available at www.bmwusanews.com.

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 83 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at:

www.bmwgroupna.com
www.bmwusanews.com
www.press.bmw-motorsport.com


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Range Rover Sport is the most overpriced and overrated car on the market. If you haven't driven one, don't say it's a good car. It feels cheap inside, the ride is horrible, the transmission doesn't fit the engine, the engine is lazy. I'd think that i was in a Hyundai when I drove one. It doesn't compare to BMW or Audi or Mercedes.

      btw the X6 is gorgeous.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i concur, there's nothing exceptionally attractive about the design, but the proportions are correct. It's hard to ignore the X6 does look convincing in the flesh, it's just the absurdity of it that baffles most of us - not used to pointless combinations from BMW.

        I saw a plain jane 5 series today, 08. Recalled how much i disliked the car at first, and noticed how restrained and subtle it looks now. The bangled 7 series will never grow on me, but the one silver lining i find in OC house wife mobiles like this is that BMW has finally found a cohesive language that scales as well on larger CUVs as it does on their cars, and that's a fortunate thing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You can try to convince me that the X6 isn't ugly. But gorgeous, no.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I will take an X6M in "Bad To The Bone Black."
      I have loved the X6 from first sight!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bad Ass Grocery Git'R
      • 5 Years Ago
      What about the ML63?
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I won 100 million dollars in the lottery tomorrow, these are the following things I would get before an X6M:

      *An Inground swimming pool filled with rasberry jello.
      *A giant colosseum to reenact the chariot scene from Ben Hur.
      *A massive dome that would rain down skittles on my town like in the commercials.
      *The World's most expensive hooker, and all we'd do is go to Dave & Busters
      *A box of koala yummies, I can't find them anywhere anymore.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, yeah. But what about after all that?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nah, no thanks. I'll take the new 2010 Supercharged Range Rover Sport, which now has 510hp, new interior / new tech etc. The Range Rover Sport is still built for purpose off-roading too. If you want more power then I guess you could have the new Range Rover Sport tuned by Overfinch or Arden to deliver 600+hp.
      • 5 Years Ago
      X6M < M5 Wagon
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very few of you really understand the "presence" of the X6 on the road amongst mere mortal vehicles. The thing is a beast.
      • 5 Years Ago
      yeah.. all the world needs now is an M Badged Soccer Utility Vehicle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just saw two X6s for the first time in person. They're a lot bigger than I expected. The rear looks HUGE. The rear reminds me of a person sticking their nose up in the air; probably what the average X6 driver does.
        • 5 Years Ago
        A lot bigger than you expected? You hadn't seen the X5 for the last TWO years that it's been in it's current form? lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        he didn't say he hadn't seen the X5, he saw the X6 for the first time. which for me, i haven't seen many on the road either. Learn to read or don't be a douche.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There was a time when M cars were subtly more sporty. Not so coincidentally, in those days the BMWs also looked a lot better. These look like trash.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Any X6 is cool... but an M powered version... oh man, so much potential fun to be had!
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