BMW has revealed the new X5 M50i and X7 M50i ahead of an Australian arrival towards the end of 2019.
Both models are powered by the new 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 which produces 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque, the latter is available from 1800rpm. It’s the same engine found in the recently released M850i and upcoming M550i.
An eight-speed automatic sends power to all four corners through BMW’s all-wheel drive system.
Performance wise, BMW claims the X5 M50i can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds, while the larger X7 M50i takes 4.7 seconds to accelerate to triple figures from a standstill.
An electronically controlled differential lock is standard on both models. The X5 M50i is equipped with adaptive M suspension, while the X7 M50i is fitted with adaptive dual-axle air suspension, which can be optioned on the X5.
When driving in Sports mode and speeds over 138km/h the air suspension automatically lowers the ride height by 20mm. For owners wanting to head off the blacktop, the height can be raised by 40mm.
Equipment highlights include 21-inch alloy wheels, an M sports exhaust system, bespoke bumper design and air intakes, an M leather steering wheel, Vernasca leather upholstery with contrast stitching, aluminium trim finishers and illuminated entry sills displaying the ’M50i’ logo.
BMW Australia is yet to confirm local specifications and pricing for the X5 M50i and X7 M50i, full details will be announced closer to the launch date later this year. Stay tuned.
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