2020 BMW X5 M Spotted Testing Its 600-hp Engine

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Even though the prototype looks like a done deal, BMW’s most potent X5 will not break cover anytime soon. Instead, the 2020 BMW X5 M will most probably stay unavailable to the public until next spring. Regardless of the fact, we already know what the carmaker plans to do with the redesigned crossover SUV.

The new X5 M will come mated to a 4.4.-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The amazing unit will reportedly deliver 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, although the 2020 X5 M Competition should be able to squeeze off up to 617 pones from the same mill. The engine will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the awesome M xDrive all-wheel-drive system which relies on a transfer case that splits the drive between the front and rear wheels. After that, a rear differential additionally splits the drive twist between the wheels in the back. Plus, thanks to the system, the SUV will get the rear-wheel-drive mode with a simple push of the button.

By using the new CLAR architecture, the topping version of the redesigned X5 SUV is also getting a bit lighter bodywork, as well as a significantly improved driving experience. Since it’s going to cut some pounds and to use a more powerful powertrain, the 2020 BMW X5 M should be a bit quicker form the predecessor. Today’s model is capable of speeding up from 0 to 60 mph in around 4 seconds. The successor, on the other hand, should be able to do the same thing under 4 seconds.

The all-new X5 M will have a special, lowered suspension and a range of special kit. The prototype already uses huge wheels and tires, as well as large brakes. Up front, the crossover gets large air intakes and oversized grille, while the rear end sports a set of quad exhaust tips. Compared to its regular sibling, the X5 M will be notably more aggressive thanks to bold flared wheel arches, aggressive bumpers, side skirts, and rims.

Still, the biggest advantage over the rest of X5 fleet is definitely a 600-hp unit under the hood. Nothing comes for free, though. As we’ve managed to found out, the 2020 BMW X5 M will be priced around $105K.

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