The 2017 BMW X5 M is said to feature steadfast, high-speed stability, potent and efficient engines, a luxuriously comfortable interior as well as a large list of features. According to a number of industry experts and critics contend that this new addition to the automaker’s portfolio will present as a truly standout crossover vehicle. Additionally, this is a vehicle that will, arguably, present to the market with a number of strengths that include all-wheel drive as a standard that works well even in full EV mode. What is known about the vehicle will be discussed thoroughly below.
2017 BMW X5 M: Drivetrain Configuration
The power for the crossover vehicle is said to derive from the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 567 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. This power option will find itself smartly mated with a specialized automatic eight-speed transmission. The sophisticated hybrid hardware will result in the vehicle being able to achieve a speed of 60 miles per hour in a matter of 6.5 seconds. There are reports that are proclaiming that the fuel economy will be rated at 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
2017 BMW X5 M: Immaculate Design
The towing capacity of the sport utility vehicle is said to be an estimated 5,952 pounds. Consumers will be able to choice from the following exterior color options: mineral Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Black Sapphire metallic and Alpine White. Additionally, the vehicle will sit atop 19-inch wheels and be outfitted with auto dimming, heated vehicle mirrors. The headlights will feature adaptive Xenon technology for improved vision and the vehicle will host a rear air suspension system. Overall, this is a vehicle that will present to consumers with a stylishly aggressive exterior aesthetic.
Within the interior of the cabin, consumers may find them disappointed with the fact that the third-row seating is slightly cramped. This done not bode well for the sport utility vehicle that finds itself in a class alongside the Porsche Cayenne, the Mercedes-AMG GL63, Range Rover Supercharged and the Mercedes-AMG GLS63 4MATIC. The cabin will also house a panoramic sunroof, rear and front parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control as well as remote keyless entry. Standard electronics for the vehicle will include the following: voice controls, the iDrive menu, a CD player, a navigation system, auxiliary audio input, HD radio, BMW assist, a nine-speaker audio system, a USB port and a 10.2-inch central display screen.
2017 BMW X5 M: Release Date and Price
It is expected that the 2017 BMW X5 M will be released into dealership showrooms during the first half of the upcoming year. The base pricing for the vehicle has been predicted to be in the neighborhood of $99,800. Should this estimation be true, this would mean that the vehicle is priced $3,000 more than its closest competition. This may be a deterrent for automotive buyers given that the pricing is not exactly competitive. As we move closer to the start of next year, it is certain that the automaker will fill in the blanks regarding the sport utility vehicle’s specifications.