The engineers at BMW's M Division have their magical finite element analysis machines working on the next-generation high-performance version of the company's popular X5 crossover, and they've taken a disguised X5 M prototype to Germany's Nürburgring to run the numbers. According to forum user Jason at Bimmerpost, the impetuous BMW CUV will begin the trend of M vehicles arriving more quickly after their progenitors. A pedestrian airbag and iDrive Touch Controller could be inaugurated with this model, too.

The production model is expected to utilize the same 560-horsepower S63Tü engine found in the M5, and blasting around the 'Ring in the video below, it's the X5 M's sepulchral bellowing that gets our attention well in advance of what looks like some ridiculous handling chops (note the tripod action in the corner above).

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Ali Aladdin Komariza
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love what you do for me M POWER!
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Sending a car around the Nürburgring ruins it" - James May
      • 2 Years Ago
      So quiet, can't they get a bypass in the exhaust? Sweet SUV anyways though.
      • 2 Years Ago
      anyone else here a supercharger? doesn't sound anything like the current turbos.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn someone to forgot to tell the piggy he is a pig ! lol Seems to handle pretty good for its size
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll try to sell the wife on it but I need a 3rd row, which the current X5M does not offer...
        • 2 Years Ago
        Regular X5 doesn't either if you get sport package (unless current gen changed that)
      Rick V
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like it's sporting a dual clutch transmission as well.