Racetrack Rambo

Garching, October 30, 2014

Somehow the new double - Garching Power BMW X5 M and X6 M looks totally oversubscribed at first glance, almost comic way out. So therefore the design complements the performance of the two M - balancing hum. BMW shows the second generation of its Super - SUV for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show ( 21 to 30 November 2014). The Guild of performance battleships to Porsche Cayenne Turbo or the new Range Rover Sport SVR should be prepared for a lot.

More steam, less thirst

For example, on a 4.4 - liter twin-turbo V8 ( BMW speaks of a new development ), the actually another 20 hp and 70 Newton meters is stronger than its predecessor. X5 M and X6 M now so have 575 PS and powerful 750 Nm. A Porsche Cayenne Turbo generated with identical torque 55 hp less. The Range Rover Sport SVR makes 550 hp and 680 Newton meters. In particular, the response of the new unit will have improved BMW. In addition, a modified exhaust system with electrically controlled flaps for adequate acoustics provides. So that we can live well. But even more, we are pleased with the disposal of the old six-speed automatic in favor of the newly developed eight-speed M - Steptronic together Lenkradpaddles, Launch Control and Kriechuntersetzung ( in new German: Low Speed ​​Assistant, finally is not always on the track on the way ), The sporty converter automatic is responsive and on top of that have a decisive role in the reduction of the standard consumption by 20 percent. High - performance SAV ( X5 M ) and high-performance SAC ( X6 M ) one should be able to move on average already with 11.1 liters loud BMW now. Before there were 13.9 liters. As for the performance, it is of course also progress: The zero - to - 100 - km / h sprint now takes just 4.2 seconds and therefore half a second shorter than before. The top speed is electronically limited at 250 as usual km / h.

Track and drift

If we trust the press release ( in the R - word appears about 48 times ), then the new generation BMW X5 and X6 M is absolutely racetrack ready. To even this ?? by most buyers probably criminally neglected ?? To optimize sub-region, was not just bolted to the chassis and associated electronics. More camber on the front axle, stiffer bearings on both axes, firmer suspension springs and ten millimeters lowered to minimize body roll and body movements and increase agility. The electric power steering features on the M Drive buttons for three different characteristics ( Comfort, Sport, Sport + ). The xDrive all-wheel - drive seems designed more for fun Group. The force distribution is fully variable with a rear-emphasized basic design. For this purpose, the dynamics system Dynamic Performance Control takes over the variable distribution of the drive torque between the rear wheels. How do the forces just shows an arrow indicator on the central display. Who wants to drift with the two sports - battle ships, should be able to do that, according to BMW also easily. The stability control includes three modes DSC on, M Dynamic Mode ( MDM ) and DSC off. This allows to power oversteer, with the parachute in the form of targeted brake intervention ( the electronics should too wild maneuvers identify ) is always enabled. For delay corresponding compound brake discs and six-piston fixed calipers provide front.

Optical raid

We come. Back to the comic - stick performance BMW has made ​​every effort to visualize the brutality bursting its performance SUV X5 M and X6 M accordingly. Huge air intakes, fog lamps and spoiler flaps in the new front apron and a new rear apron with distinctive formations, standesgemäßem rear diffuser and four exhaust tailpipes are not for the squeamish. For this purpose, the two battle - giants are standard on 20 - inch wheels with 285er-and 325er tires ( 21 - inchers are optional to have ). The interior entice standard leather sport seats with electric adjustment, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, a newly developed M leather steering wheel and an individual instrument optics. Surcharge a particularly enthusiastic Head-up display is available that also a gear indicator, representing the speed range and switching lights.

Nordschleife in under eight minutes?

The standard features of the BMW X5 M and X6 M are sitting next to said automatic air conditioning, LED headlights, Park Distance Control and an alarm system. At the dealer the dynamic duo will be available from the end of March 2015. Prices start from 114,300 euros for the X5 M and X6 M. 117,700 euros for the comparison: the previous generation was to have 105,900 or 108,500 euros for. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo currently costs at least 128,378 euros. And the lap time on the Nordschleife? Land Rover has eloped with his Range Rover Sport SVT 8:14 minutes in the Eifel - tar. That should be beat. Finally Strietzel Stuck already 14 years ago in the legendary V12 single piece X5 Le Mans a 7:49 minutes . ( sw )