The BMW X5 M.


The BMW X5 M.


Max. output in kW (hp) at 1/min

423 (575)/6,000–6,500

Max. torque in Nm at 1/min


Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s


CO2 emissions in g/km


The BMW X5 M combines the spirit of an M tradition sports car with the outstanding functionality of an X model. Its high-torque M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine, 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and M-specific xDrive let you take driving pleasure to the extreme. The dynamic design of the front and rear aprons and standard-feature 20ʺ light alloy wheels guarantee an impressive presence. The generous interior of this Sports Utility Vehicle contains premium materials, elevated seats with a sporty shape and a variety of details in the characteristic M design. The BMW X5 M combines the best of two worlds: outstanding performance and handling and, at the same time, excellent functionality and day-to-day suitability.



The wide front apron catches the eye immediately. Large air inlets are indicative of the imperious powerplant that is simply raring to go. The M double kidney grille is surrounded by a chrome frame. Striking headlights guide your gaze to the side, where the all-round crease line and the imposing side skirts help to create a wedge-shaped silhouette and thus clearly underline its majestic presence. The rear of the BMW X5 M is sub-divided by horizontal lines, which create a more dynamic air and emphasise its wide stance. Two chrome-plated double tailpipe finishers below the large rear apron and the diffuser are from the world of motorsport. The BMW X5 M is ideally equipped for sporty ambitions – and, at the same time, offers all the everyday practicality and robustness you’ve come to expect from an X model.


In a class of its own: In the BMW X5 M, luxury meets sportiness. At the same time, the variable interior offers a high degree of functionality. With the optional M multifunctional seats, it’s the BMW Individual full-leather 'Merino' and sophisticated contrast stitching that catch the eye immediately. The combination of the BMW Individual full-leather trim 'Merino' and the roofliner in Alcantara enables fascinating contrasts − just one example of how exclusive offers from the BMW Individual Collection can add even more refined touches to the interior. The surrounds on the instrument panel and operating elements stand for elaborate, top-quality ergonomics. This is underlined by matt chrome elements as well as interior trims in fine wood or carbon. The M gearshift lever and the driving dynamics buttons on the centre console are orientated towards the driver. Shift paddles on the M leather steering wheel ensure a racy driving sensation and the elevated seating position provides an excellent all-round view. The interior of the BMW X5 M combines elements of an M automobile and an X model perfectly to create a generous sensation of space. Comfort is guaranteed – with adrenaline in abundance.


The BMW X5 M comes with 21" M light alloy wheels Double spoke style 612 M as standard. Optimised to ensure outstanding driving dynamics, the 285/35 R21 front tyres and 325/30 R21 rear tyres offer top-class grip, direct steering response and perfect handling.



The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system smoothly distributes drive power to the axles. In order to meet and surpass all expectations for traction, directional stability and driving safety simultaneously, the electronically operated system adjusts the force distribution with lightning speed. It can also counteract over and understeering, additionally improving the vehicle's directional stability and handling. In BMW M vehicles, xDrive places more emphasis on the rear axle, which also contributes to advancing dynamic characteristics. Priority is given to directing power to the rear wheels, and then to the front wheels. Especially when driving through curves, that minimises the tendency to understeer. That means that the driver can accelerate earlier and more forcefully, fully enjoying the vehicle's high driving dynamic potential. If desired, the front axle can receive up to 50 percent more of the drive torque. When Dynamic Stability Control is fully deactivated, controlled drifts are even possible.


The 8-speed Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic sets new benchmarks in dynamics and shifting. The unusually fine increments between gears and the extremely rapid shifts facilitate optimum force delivery at all speeds, guaranteeing the ultimate in power and efficiency. Particularly at high speeds, the eighth gear reduces the engine speed, in turn decreasing both fuel consumption and engine noise. Manual shifting is possible in both "D" and "S" modes by using the M gear lever or the M gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. In manual "S" mode, the M Steptronic transmission does not automatically shift up and the engine reaches max speeds when necessary. Additionally, the driver can shift very dynamically at top speeds and use the Drivelogic button to select one of three shifting modes: from comfortable and efficient, to dynamic, to racetrack dynamics with extra-short shifting times. Gear shifts with minimal loss of tractive force and a torque converter clutch that remains closed in all driving states after starting create an extremely direct connection between the engine and the drive wheels. An M exclusive feature: when the vehicle is at a standstill, there is no automatic force-transmitting connection between the engine and the transmission, which prevents "creeping". However, while manoeuvring, for example, a short tap of the accelerator activates "creeping on demand".


M compound brakes have benefited from motorsport technology, allowing them to maintain constant effectiveness and brake-fade stabilisation, even under demanding usage. The use of various highly resilient materials results in excellent thermal stability, long-term durability and precise braking. It also reduces the brakes' weight, which has a positive effect on agility, dynamics, acceleration and fuel consumption. The perforated, ventilated brake disc rings with six-piston brake callipers at the front ensure optimal responsiveness in wet conditions and improve heat dissipation. The Blue metallic brake callipers with the characteristic M logo strongly emphasise the brake discs' sporty appearance and distinct, authentic M design.


Dynamic Performance Control (DPC) increases athleticism and optimises driving dynamics by flexibly distributing drive power between the wheels on the rear axle. In combination with the other suspension regulation systems, DPC provides even greater driving precision and dynamics. Specifically designed for M, the required steering angle is reduced and accuracy is improved. The rear axle features two electronically controlled transmissions in addition to the axle differential, which enable Dynamic Performance Control to monitor the driving situation and accordingly distribute more torque to the outer rear wheel when driving through bends.

M Driver's Package.

The M Driver's Package increases the top speed from the standard 250 km/h to 280 km/h. The M Driver's Package can be ordered straight away when purchasing a new vehicle or can easily be added on at a later date. All other technical data remain unchanged once installed. This also includes a voucher for BMW M Intensive Training as part of BMW Driving Experience. Should the M Driver's Package be purchased more than once then the Driving Experience training can be switched for a different training, including an additional charge.



Polished elegance meets endless dynamism – the new BMW X5 M in the paint finish Pyrite Brown metallic from BMW Individual. Thanks to microscopically small Xirallic® pigmentation, the otherwise light brown surface takes on a regal silver sheen in direct light. It is, overall, an exceedingly luxurious effect. And one that establishes a fascinating contrast with the impressive dimensions and powerful presence of this vehicle. Those who wish to give a different kind of character to their BMW X5 M can choose another finish without equal – BMW Individual Azurite Black metallic.


Individual luxury you can see and feel: the new BMW X5 M also sets unprecedented standards in the interior. A particularly compelling composition from BMW Individual is the fine-grain Merino leather Criollo Brown, the instrument panel finished in Black leather and, for an enthralling contrast, the roofliner Alcantara in Smoke White. The overall result is a luxurious feel beyond compare. Further colour choices for the exceptionally high quality BMW Individual full-leather trim 'Merino' allow you to make the new BMW X5 M truly one of a kind. Which colour best expresses your unique character?


The full complement of perfect colours: the BMW Individual interior trim in Piano finish Black, with its impressively deep gloss, creates a shining contrast with the silky matt Criollo Brown fine-grain Merino leather. The BMW Individual fine-wood trims, hand-selected and hand-crafted, are equally striking: whether it’s the delicately patterned Sen Light Brown or the exciting Ash Vulcano Brown.


Exclusive M multifunctional seats reflect the vehicle's exterior dynamism in the interior. The driver and front passenger can sit back in full leather seats with an embossed M logo on the headrest.Even during very dynamic driving, the deep seats, high side bolsters and angled shoulder sections guarantee perfect lateral support at all times. Highly comfortable, these seats are designed to match the vehicle's exceptionally athletic performance and offer an outstanding level of luxury on long journeys.Integrated headrests highlight the athletic look. The seats come with a range of adjustment options, including electronic adjustment of the seat depth, headrest height and backrest width.The seat has a recess at the top of the backrest, giving it an appearance of lightness. This impression is reinforced by the contrasting area just below the recess. Double lap seams in a contrasting colour give the seats a highly exclusive look and highlight the seats' 'Merino' leather.


Unladen weight EU in kg
Max. permissible weight in kg
Permitted load in kg
Permitted axle load front/rear in kg
Capacity in ccm
Stroke/bore in mm
Engine power in kW (PS) at 1/min
423 (575)/6,000-6,500
Engine torque (Nm) at 1/min
Compression ratio : 1
Top speed in km/h
Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s
Fuel consumption
Urban in l/100 km
Extra-urban in l/100 km
Combined in l/100 km
CO2 combined emissions in g/km
Tank capacity, approx. in l
Tyre dimensions front
285/40 R20 104Y
Tyre dimensions rear
325/35 R20 108Y
Wheel dimensions and material front
10 J x 20 inches, light-alloy
Wheel dimensions and material rear
11.5 J x 20 inches, light.alloy


The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption depend on the wheel and tyre sizes selected. Consumtion data is determined in accordance to the ECE driving cycle.
The driving range depends on a variety of factors, especially: personal driving behaviour, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning.
Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.