We know what they say about attempting to be a jack of all trades – but that’s exactly what BMW’s done with its new high-performance 2009 BMW X5M and 2009 BMW X6M duo. As the names imply, these are the fabled M Division’s take on Munich’s X5 and X6 SUVs, and with 547bhp on tap from the latest twin-turbo V8 engine, the newest M cars offer performance that will scare a contemporary M3.
BMW M GmbH has tweaked the 4.4-litre V8 engine seen elsewhere in the BMW range and the same engine is used by the mechanically identical X5M and X6M. Breathed on by a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers, they produce a heady 547bhp at 5750rpm and a titanic 501lb ft of twist. To give you some idea of the crushing performance on tap, peak torque is available all the way from 1500-5650rpm.
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