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The BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M
20.04.2009 Press Kit
Attached is the detailed press kit issued by BMW AG for the new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M
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1. The BMW X5 M. The BMW X6 M. Description in Brief. page 2 2. High Performance Re-Defined: The BMW X5 M. The BMW X6 M. (Short Version) page 6 3. High Performance Re-Defined: The BMW X5 M. The BMW X6 M. (Long Version) page 14 4. Specifications. page 37 5. Power and Torque Diagrams. page 39 6. Exterior and Interior Dimensions. page 40
Description in brief
• The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M for the first time carry over the
high-performance character of those very special cars from BMW M GmbH into the
segment of BMW X models. Indeed, the combination of BMW's M philosophy with
this innovative concept paves the way for a truly exclusive driving experience,
both models setting new standards in their class in terms of dynamic
performance borne out by supreme acceleration, lateral dynamics, steering
behaviour, short stopping distances and efficiency, that is all the criteria so
crucial to motorsport.
• The superior driving qualities of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are clearly
visualised by specific BMW M design: The BMW X5 M offers the convincing look of
power and exclusivity, the BMW X6 M, through its design, reflects outstanding
dynamism and athletic performance. Common design elements at the front of each
model bear clear reference to the dynamic driving potential shared by both
cars, while within the interior a truly luxurious ambience forms a perfect
symbiosis with the cockpit design so typical of a BMW M Model. The fundamental
message in creating the interior design in each case is to reflect the truly
outstanding dynamism of both models in superior style.
• Both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M come with a new V8 high-performance
power unit boasting performance features precisely tailored to the character of
each model. Displacing 4,395 cubic centimetres, the engine delivers maximum
output of 408 kW/555 hp from 5,750-6,000 rpm. The new M TwinPower Turbo engine
is indeed the world's first power unit with a common exhaust emission manifold
joining both rows of cylinders as well as Twin Scroll Twin Turbo Technology.
The turbocharger and the catalytic converters are positioned in the V-section
between the two rows of cylinders ensuring the spontaneous and direct response
so typical of BMW M as well as a linear surge of power for a consistent flow of
torque at all times. As a result, peak torque of 680 Newton-metres or 501 lb-ft
is maintained consistently all the way from 1,500-5,650 rpm.
• Over and above their superior driving dynamics, both models offer by far
the highest level of efficiency in their respective segments. In addition to
the power unit optimised for efficiency by means of ¬High Precision Injection,
proven and newly developed BMW ¬EfficientDynamics technologies serve to ensure
this superiority in practice. These cutting-edge technologies comprise Brake
Energy Regeneration as well as on-demand control of the electrical fuel pump,
the detachable a/c compressor and the volume flow-controlled supply of
hydraulic fluid to the anti-roll system introduced for the first time on the
new BMW 7 Series. And last but not least, both models naturally comply with the
EU5 and, respectively, the LEV II emission standards.
• The M Sports Automatic transmission with six gears, optimised gearshift
dynamics and outstanding gearshift comfort confirms the sporting orientation of
both models. The innovative torque reduction concept is achieved by briefly
cancelling out fuel injection and ignition for extremely short gearshift times.
The driver himself shifts gears either via an electronic gear selector lever
or, if he prefers, through aluminium shift paddles on the steering wheel again
specific to BMW M. At the same time he can spontaneously intervene into the
gearshift process whenever he wishes by operating one of the paddles also in
the D Mode. The Launch Control function for maximum acceleration, in turn, may
also be activated in the M Mode, while in the Power Mode, finally, the driver
may vary the engine and transmission control, using either the Sport or the
Efficiency driving programs.
• Performance and fuel consumption of the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M:
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.7 seconds
Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph) (275 km/h (171 mph) with optional
M Driver's Package)
Average fuel consumption in the EU cycle: 13.9 litres/100 kilometres
(equal to 20.3 mpg imp), CO2 emissions in the EU cycle: 325 g/km.
• The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are the first all-wheel-drive models built by
BMW M GmbH, combining BMW xDrive and Dynamic Performance Control with all the
specific requirements and qualities of a high-performance vehicle in typical M
style. The characteristic highlight of both models is their outstanding driving
dynamics combined with supreme driving stability and excellent traction.
Driving pleasure is further enhanced by a level of agility unparalleled in this
segment and the unusually neutral steering behaviour.
• Intelligent all-wheel drive ensures variable distribution of drive power
front-¬to-rear. Dynamic performance control, in turn, varies the distribution
of power between the two rear wheels and allows particularly dynamic
acceleration when leaving a bend. BMW xDrive, Dynamic Performance Control,
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Servotronic and Adaptive Drive are all
coordinated by Integrated Chassis Management (ICM) as the central control unit.
The result is an unusually high standard of driving dynamics and motoring
safety in terms of agility, traction and driving stability.
• The Servotronic steering developed specifically for the BMW X5 M and the
BMW X6 M provides individual steering assistance related to the speed of the
car and varied by two control maps. Substantial steering support at low speeds,
for example, allows comfortable parking manoeuvres, while exact feedback
through higher control forces at higher speeds ensures a superior style of
motoring and greater steering precision when travelling fast. Apart from the
standard configuration of the Servotronic steering, the driver is also able to
call up the Sports Mode by means of the EDC or M Drive button, activating an
uncompromisingly sporting control map for particularly dynamic requirements.
• The suspension with its double-track control arm front axle and the
integral IV rear axle comes with elastokinematics again boasting all the
features of BMW M. Both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M come as standard with air
suspension and self-levelling on the rear axle as well as Adaptive Drive with
electronically adjustable dampers (EDC) and active anti-roll control. The newly
developed three-way support mounts give both the suspension and dampers a
particularly sensitive response, and pressing either the EDC or the M Drive
button the driver is able to choose either the Normal or Sports damper setting
as well as the Servotronic control map. The special configuration of EDC and
anti-roll control tailored again to BMW M ensures a linear build-up of lateral
forces in fast and dynamic bends. And the high-performance brake system in
lightweight technology, to mention yet another example, offers superior
stopping power with virtually no fading and optimum control of the brakes.
• The M Dynamic Mode (MDM) activated by the DSC button raises the control
thresholds for intervention by the brakes and the reduction of engine power and
provides that typical steering behaviour so characteristic of BMW M by shifting
drive power to the rear in the xDrive setting and interacting appropriately
with Dynamic Performance Control. MDM therefore allows maximum speeds in bends
plus unrestricted safety when driving to the extreme. In the process the car
remains absolutely neutral in following the steering, allowing the driver to
take even fast bends in a controlled drift under maximum load in the bend apex.
• Both the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M come with a special body structure
designed and built for maximum occupant safety. The occupants are protected
among other things by three-point inertia-reel seat belts on all seats, six
airbags - frontal, side and head airbags - as well as crash-activated headrests
at the front. Bi-xenon dual headlights including a daytime driving light
function, adaptive brake lights and 20-inch light-alloy rims with
different-sized runflat tyres front and rear all come as standard.
• Innovative driver assistance systems raise the superior driving experience
in the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M to an even higher level of perfection. These
systems include, as an option, BMW's Head-Up Display again tailored to BMW M,
Adaptive Headlights, and a High-Beam Assistant. And to supplement Park Distance
Control featured as standard, there is also an optional back-up camera complete
with a Top View function.
• The driver-oriented interior of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M comes with M
seats, an M leather steering wheel and an M footrest, as well as the M-specific
cockpit including an instrument cluster with a variable pre-warning field in
the rev counter, specific vehicle function displays, and white illumination of
the display units.
• The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M both feature the latest generation of BMW
iDrive control serving to mastermind the navigation, infotainment, air
conditioning and communication functions as well as the M Drive menu. The
latter - the M Drive menu - comprises the various EDC settings including
Servotronic, DSC, the Power Mode, and the optional Head-Up Display enabling the
user to save his favourite configuration then retrieved by the M Drive button
on the steering wheel.
• High-quality materials and upholstery from the wide range of BMW
Individual, numerous comfort functions and innovative entertainment options all
underline the exclusive, M-specific character of both models. Standard features
include electric seat adjustment complete with a memory function and seat
heating at the front, two-zone automatic air conditioning, the BMW Individual
instrument panel with leather padding, Merino leather covering additional
surfaces and trim features, M entry trim, the M footrest, interior trim bars in
brushed Aluminium Shadow, as well as automatic operation of the tailgate on the
BMW X6 M.
Optional features include the Professional navigation system, the BMW
Individual High End audio system, four-zone automatic air conditioning, the
M-specific Head-Up Display, Merino leather all round, active seat ventilation
as well as a panorama glass roof (BMW X5 M) or, respectively, an electrically
operated glass roof (BMW X6 M). And last but not least, the BMW X5 M is
available with a towbar including an electrically swivelling ball head, while
the BMW X6 M comes as an option with a towbar incorporating a removable ball
head. Maximum trailer load in each case is a significant three tonnes.
Article Offline Attachments.
kit_complete.doc DOC, EN, 7.46 MB
Sec1_In-brief_bulletpoints.doc DOC, EN, 62.5 KB
Sec2_Short-version.doc DOC, EN, 71.5 KB
Sec3_Long-version.doc DOC, EN, 117.5 KB
Sec4_Techspec.doc DOC, EN, 159 KB
Sec5_TorqueCurves.doc DOC, EN, 424 KB
Sec6_Dimensions.doc DOC, EN, 6.9 MB