In a crowded North American luxury SUV market, leading the class is no mean feat. That’s part of why the 2018 BMW X5 M is so remarkable. Drawing on BMW’s credentials as a premiere manufacturer of high-performance machines, the X5 combines the power and agility of an M-series sports car with the exceptional functionality that defines every BMW Sports Activity Vehicles. As with the rest of BMW’s formidable lineup, there’s a lot to love about the X5 M. Behind it’s wheel, motorists can expect a driving experience that combines science and style in a way that’ll keep you coming back for more.
The X5 M: maximum power with minimum effort
The output of this Bavarian beast is positively spine-tingling. With a massive torque of up to 553 lb-ft, the 4.4L 567 hp M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder gasoline engine powering the BMW X5 M accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 hair-raising seconds. Despite this top performance, fuel consumption remains moderate; owing to BMW’s wide-ranging EfficientDynamics technologies, this vehicle’s combined efficiency works out to 14.6L/100 km. Tested on racetracks with a four-circuit, ten-radiator cooling system designed to keep thermal stress under control, and a cross-bank exhaust manifold for optimum exhaust gas flow, the 2018 X5 M delivers assured, lightning-quick responsiveness.
Delivering quality and comfort
The X5 M’s sporty cabin interior drops jaws with its exquisite detailing and quality. With a signature, leather-wrapped M-Series steering wheel, gear lever and Head-up Display the X5’s interior brings a new meaning to the term “driver-focused”. Elevated leather multifunction seats provide a clear view of the road ahead and responsively cradles drivers through corners, while a conveniently placed instrument cluster provides easy access to many of the vehicles performance and entertainment functions. It’s really less of a cab interior, and more of a cockpit and in it, you’re less of a driver and more-so a pilot.
The BMW X5 M vs. the 2018 Range Rover
Yes, it’s true. The BMW X5 M combines the world of outstanding performance and handling with excellent functionality and day-to-day suitability. See how it stacks up against one of its closest rivals, the 2018 Range Rover.
|2018 BMW X5 M||2018 Range Rover|
|Standard Engine||4.4L V8||3L TD6 Diesel|
|Horsepower||443 @ 1,500-1,750 rpm||254 @ 3,750 rpm|
|Torque||553 @ 2,200 rpm||443 @ 1,500-1,750 rpm|
|Fuel consumption||17 City /
Stats that speak for themselves
It’s clear that when put up against the stiff-lipped Ranger Rover, the 2018 BMW X5 M takes the day. At Edmonton BMW, we’re not surprised. The marriage of sport and sport-utility that resulted the X5 M was destined to be a winning one from the get-go. All that’s left is for you to experience it’s potential for yourself. Contact us today to book the test drive that’ll change the way you think about driving.