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BMW X5 M Spied in the Streets of Munich

 BMW X5 M Spied in the Streets of Munich
BMW X5 M spy photos in Munich

In case you haven't heard, speculation has been building steadily over time about a BMW X5 M. Despite BMW refusing to comment until last summer, there's no refusing these photos. The X5 M was caught almost completely undisguised on the streets of Munich. Seen nearly finished, BMW has no doubt been working on this vehicle for quite some time.

We believe the BMW X5 M will get the benefits of over 500 hp. If it does get the benefit of M5 technology, this SUV could be fitted with a 507 hp, 5.0-liter V10 engine. Other rumors have the X5 M getting a new, 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that is even more powerful than the V10. Either way, BMW's offering should have no problem competing with either the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG or the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

With the release of the X5 M spy video at the end of 2008, we were pretty sure this SUV would show up at the NAIAS. With the economic climate being what it is, perhaps BMW stalled the release of this, and the BMW X6 M. Now that these photos have surfaced, the temptation is there to say this thing will appear at Geneva in March.

Published Jan 29, 2009 9:36 pm By Zack Newmark
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 hail600 hail600
I saw this car yesterday night on a truck while on the N3 on the Gillolys interchange in South Africa with two black X6's loaded aswell. It had the exact same rims & a german number plate. I would love to get my hands on one of these babies.
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February 3, 2009 9:45 am
 Boboo Boboo
It is going to be interesting, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Mercedes ML 63 AMG and I hope some V10 or V12 from Audi Q7........
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February 3, 2009 12:25 am
 Boboo Boboo
This BMW M will have over 510 HP, is going to have the new V8 twin turbo engine, it is mighty.....
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February 3, 2009 12:19 am
 trekkerbin trekkerbin
The M GmbH is doing a lot in this down turn of economy. I hope that most of the rumors are true, and all their products will be released to the market also. I look forward to more M-badged cars in the future soon.
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February 1, 2009 9:18 am
 anmaramos anmaramos
Pretty idiotic idea, can't stand it at all. Wondering if the //M X6 will have the X5 headlights..
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January 31, 2009 1:36 am
 tom43 tom43
The X5 M will definetly get a V8-twinturbo with more than 507 hp. Some german car magazines have tested this car in a pre-launch test at the Nürburgring some weeks ago. No V10, but the strongest BMW-engine. So communicated by the BMW officials...
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January 30, 2009 11:01 pm
 Xanavi23 Xanavi23
Lol, rather than make an M3 CSL that would have sold, they make this and the X6 M...very lame.
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January 30, 2009 5:01 pm
 Mike.F1 Mike.F1
What is the point of this SUV/raised wagon? I see none.
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January 30, 2009 3:54 pm
 AG4 AG4
zdenda20, the regular facelifted X5 seems to be using the current-shape X5 headlights, not the slimmer X6 headlights.
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January 30, 2009 11:30 am
 GOR777 GOR777
I see x6 M prototype every day at 7:00 am near our Carl's junior parking lot, and I would say that it will be the best!!!
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January 30, 2009 5:21 am
 carbonsigma carbonsigma
Just like the M3 sedan has the front of the coupe, the X5 has the front of the X6 it seems.
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January 30, 2009 4:13 am
 MAB MAB
On the regular-model refresh photos you can only see the updated bumpers. Take a look at the new headlights on the M version though. Much sportier and without the bloopy look of the current model (which can be seen following the M in some shots) All in all it should be an impressive vehicle.
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January 30, 2009 3:20 am
 IKA595 IKA595
How i see the X5 M will have headlights of X6.And i think it will be RWD because rear wills are biger then front.
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January 30, 2009 3:20 am