The impossible has happened, only years ago the top brass at BMW said that they would never do it, there is a BMW X5 on the streets of Germany wearing an M badge. Top Speed showed you the automaker’s factory driver Nick Heidfeld putting the factory tuned BMW through its paces, so you have seen what it can do. This Blue Watter Metallic X5 M shows off the vehicles aggressively styled front bumper and headlights borrowed from the X6. We are not sure if it has something to do with the timing, but we’re pretty sure that when you go the dealership there will be flying propellers on those beautiful split spoke rim’s center caps.

When it goes on this side of the Atlantic, the X5 will carry an $86,225 price tag. The high-powered sport utility that started the craze will be powered by a 4.4 Liter twin turbocharged V8 that will put out 555 HP and 500 lb-ft of torque. Enough to make 0 to 60 MPH runs to soccer practice in just 4.5 seconds, while the 155 MPH speed limiter is saved for out of town trips.

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Source: BMW Blog

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BMWM6  (488) posted on 06.1.2009

i read somewhere something that makes alot of sense for the price of the x5 you can get 2 Shelby GT500 ponies wouldnt you want that instead?

I guess it makes sense but 0-60 in 4.5 for an suv is amazing

BMWM6  (177) posted on 06.1.2009

What is also good about BMW is that they pay attention even to the smallest details and perfect it as much as possible. What happens is that you can appreciate it even its smaller parts. So whenever they try to combine two car designs, its not really that difficult and is most likely to have this perfect harmony. Just look at the car posted in this article. It’s one of the best. I wonder on when it would be out in the market. Not that I can afford to buy one but most lifely, I would be able to appreciate it in person!

BMWM6  (183) posted on 06.1.2009

The design of BMW cars have always been studied and criticized by the best so I wouldn’t be surprised at all if their cars look this great. But what makes BMW’s designs even better is that they make sure that there is still room for improvement and innovations. When I first saw the BMW x5, I’ve always thought that there is something lacking about it. Who would have thought that after quite sometime, they are now experimenting on combining it with other lines of cars.

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