While this question asks about the X5 M and X6 M, the answer goes so much more beyond just these two vehicles. The M in X5 M and X6 M indicates that it’s part of the M Performance family of cars and SUVs in the BMW lineup. M Performance Automobiles are BMW models with top-of-the-line design and performance features high enough to put it in an entire class of its own.
Here at Edmonton BMW, we carry a wide array of M Performance vehicles on top of the standard BMW models in our inventory. So what makes M Performance vehicles so special compared to its initial counterparts? Let us here at Edmonton BMW explain. We compiled a short guide to the difference between standard BMWs and M Performance versions to showcase their unique sets of top performance, athletic design, and unique comfort.
A Stylish and Sporty Design
While standard BMW vehicles focus more on exuding luxury from both the exterior and interior designs, the M Performance model adds more by incorporating race-like curves and edges to accentuate a more athletic build. For example, while the BMW X5 incorporates a wide frame and the iconic kidney grille in the front, The X5 M also uses all-round crease lines, imposing side skirts, and chrome frames around the grille to give it a more robust aesthetic.
For the interior of the vehicle, the X5 M adds multifunctional seats, with individual full leather and sophisticated contrast stitching in the trim to catch the eye more easily and provide ample support while driving at higher speeds. While the standard X5 may be more refined and polished on the outside, the X5 M gives the impression that there’s more than meets the eye, a burst of power shrouded underneath its exterior.
It’s no doubt that almost every BMW vehicle already comes packaged with best-in-class engines, considering the company’s heritage in engine manufacturing. But you’ll still be surprised and overwhelmed when learning the differences in firepower that M Performance Automobiles carry over standard BMW vehicles.
For example, the BMX X6 includes the option to choose the top-of-the-range engine with the xDrive 50i model. This top-tier X6 model delivers a maximum horsepower of 445-hp and 480 lb-ft. of torque. Meanwhile, the X6 M still manages to surpass this milestone. The BMW X6 M includes two high-rev TwinScroll turbochargers that gives a masterful horsepower of 567-hp and 553 lb-ft. worth of torque.
This was just a short guide to M Performance Automobiles from BMW. While your standard BMW experience is more than enough to satisfy your performance and luxury needs, you can take it one step further than you ever thought possible. Contact us here at Edmonton BMW if you want to inquire about any of our M Performance models. If you want to experience it for yourself, book a test drive ahead of time on our website to feel these vehicle’s power firsthand.