BMW reveals 2020 X5 M, X6 M with up to 617 horsepower
Both models hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds when purchased with the Competition package.
BMW has introduced the third generation of its M division's X5- and X6-based performance crossovers.
The 2020 X5 M and X6 M are both powered by BMW's latest 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, tuned to deliver 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. Output has jumped by 33 horses compared to the 2019 edition, while the new M Competition packages provide an even higher output of 617 ponies.
The extra oomph motivates the duo to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, or 3.7 seconds for the M Competition variants. Top speed is limited to 155 mph, though the cap can be raised to 177 mph with the optional M Driver's Package.
Aside from the extra power, the 2020 model year brings standard Active Roll Stabilization and a brake-by-wire system that allows drivers to adjust the pedal feel when clamping down the massive 15-inch rotors.
Pricing starts at $106,095 for the X5 M or $109,595 for the X6 M, with a $9,000 premium for the Competition configuration. Both will land in showrooms by spring 2020.