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      06-11-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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Arrow BMW X5 Twin Turbo Engine spotted?

These are the first engine shots of that mysterious BMW X5
prototype which started all those X5M rumors. Although the rather
roughly finished engine bay doesn't give away the cylinder count and
the displacement, it looks to us that this prototype is twin-
turbocharged. The dual air-intake treatment looks similar to the
ducting on BMW's 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine. Given all of this X5
prototype's high-octane modifications, we're assuming this is a larger
displacement engine, perhaps even a twin-turbo V8. Regardless of the
specifics, we're just glad to finally see a little deeper inside this
beefy X5 prototype to get a glimpse at the heart of the beast. It
still doesn't fully confirm whether or not this X5 will be M-badged,
but our gut tells us that it won't. We're leaning toward other
reports that say this version will slot in where the X5 4.8is used to
be--plenty bad-ass, but not worthy of the hallowed M badge, if for no
other reason than it's SUV packaging creates to many compromises to
live up to the M heritage.

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      06-11-2008, 08:40 AM   #2
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shame that gas will be $5.00 a gallon + when this hits the showroom floor
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maybe a 500hp
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The dual air-intake treatment looks similar to the
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      06-11-2008, 10:05 AM   #5
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+1 (maybe you meant 3.0 liter twin-turbo
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      06-11-2008, 11:27 AM   #6
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Dunno if I'm mistaken or this has been mentioned before but when the previous X5 was launched in 4.8is guise, didnt the M division say that they will assist in the design and modification of the car but building an M model of the X5 is against what the M division stands for? Something like they aim and developing road going sports cars and dont want to dilute the M blood line like Merc did with building an AMG M Class? I could be wrong but think I read that somewhere...
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      06-11-2008, 12:37 PM   #7
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Dunno if I'm mistaken or this has been mentioned before but when the previous X5 was launched in 4.8is guise, didnt the M division say that they will assist in the design and modification of the car but building an M model of the X5 is against what the M division stands for? Something like they aim and developing road going sports cars and dont want to dilute the M blood line like Merc did with building an AMG M Class? I could be wrong but think I read that somewhere...
I heard that as well, well the last part anyway.

I hope that is true. AMG used to mean something back in the day (although it still wasnt a ground up car like the M) but it had some exclusivity to it. Now you can buy anything with an AMG label on it, even things that arent AMG.

I like that the M is still more true to its orgins, ok so its not like the E30 M anymore but its still based in a philosphy unlike AMG is now.
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      06-11-2008, 01:02 PM   #8
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its probley 4.4 liter with twinturbo like in the x6 400hp and over 400tq
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i think bmw is going to do somthing similar to what they did with the m3 sedan. this x5 is not going to be a M car but it will have the x6's ttV8 and it will have front end stying of the x6 just like the m3 sedan has the coupes styling
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      06-11-2008, 02:40 PM   #10
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shame that gas will be $5.00 a gallon + when this hits the showroom floor
Turbo will provide more MPG rather than a highly aspirated engine. That is why they are going towards the turbo IMHO.
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      06-11-2008, 03:44 PM   #11
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shame that gas will be $5.00 a gallon + when this hits the showroom floor
Probably be $5 long before then. Already $4.60 for regular here in Los Angeles.
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      06-11-2008, 05:35 PM   #12
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Dunno if I'm mistaken or this has been mentioned before but when the previous X5 was launched in 4.8is guise, didnt the M division say that they will assist in the design and modification of the car but building an M model of the X5 is against what the M division stands for? Something like they aim and developing road going sports cars and dont want to dilute the M blood line like Merc did with building an AMG M Class? I could be wrong but think I read that somewhere...
Yeah thats pretty right. I used to have a x5 4.8iS and it was plenty badass to remind me of the rawness in a e46 m3 (best friend had it). The 4.8iS's engine was tuned by Alpina and had a aggressive ass exhaust note. Along with it came with the same odometer seen on a e46 m3, lower ride height, 20x 305's in the rear, huuuge brakes, STIFF ass suspension, and pretty good gas mileage (better than my friends 3.0 and my moms 4.4i)- got about 16 mpg consistently and 18-19 on far drives. kept it till it hit 115 thousand miles.. great car.
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So funny you said that i was thinking the same!!!!! I put $5.07 a gallon today in my bro's mini and i felt the pain... Can't imagine how much gas this thing will consume; if an M3/M5/M6 average 10-12 mpg this will be like 2mpg?????????????

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So funny you said that i was thinking the same!!!!! I put $5.07 a gallon today in my bro's mini and i felt the pain... Can't imagine how much gas this thing will consume; if an M3/M5/M6 average 10-12 mpg this will be like 2mpg?????????????
first of all, the M's don't average 10-12 mpg unless you beat the crap out of them and no car under 3 tons does an average of 2 mpg.
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      06-12-2008, 04:45 AM   #15
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I hope they create an X5 with the new 400hp/450tq v8 twin turbo engine to make it "m" worthy.
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I totally support what AMG does to every mercedes , and it brings out little something for everyone , I wanna regular R class , or I wanna badass R class so my entire family throws up...same with ML , G , S....but I have to stick to my legions BMW 4life although assholes I still hope they beat merc one day
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Turbo will provide more MPG rather than a highly aspirated engine. That is why they are going towards the turbo IMHO.

I would say in addition to better fuel mileage, going turbo also keeps the weight of the motor down while still making AMG size motor power.
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$5 a gallon

You guys don't know your born. We are paying that for a litre in the UK

V6's and V8's over 3.0 are dead here with fuel at that price plus $500 a year for road tax.

Diesels rule due to the increased mpg but our robbing bastards of a government and fuel companies are now charging more for this than petrol.
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$5 a gallon

You guys don't know your born. We are paying that for a litre in the UK

V6's and V8's over 3.0 are dead here with fuel at that price plus $500 a year for road tax.

Diesels rule due to the increased mpg but our robbing bastards of a government and fuel companies are now charging more for this than petrol.

thats what i have been telling my family lol. first of all the gallon is like 4 liters and PLUS the currency of the $ is falling down. if the dollar goes down + we pay for gallons not liters, i don't see the reason to complain. i mean it wold be GREAT if the price was 99 Cents like in 2000, but hey i got a newsflash for you guys ITS NOT
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first of all, the M's don't average 10-12 mpg unless you beat the crap out of them and no car under 3 tons does an average of 2 mpg.
The LP640 gets like between 4-8mpg and thats well under 3 tons.
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I totally support what AMG does to every mercedes , and it brings out little something for everyone , I wanna regular R class , or I wanna badass R class so my entire family throws up...same with ML , G , S....but I have to stick to my legions BMW 4life although assholes I still hope they beat merc one day
I completely agree. I have a E350 wagon. Some might say why would you want a 6.2L engine in a family hauler? Well, I used to think the same thing. Now that I drive the E350 from time to time, it would be nice to be able to open the car up when the family is not in it. Even the E350 with the airmatic suspension handles relatively well.
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its probley 4.4 liter with twinturbo like in the x6 400hp and over 400tq
from what I hear this is ture. It should have about 450hp-500hp and 500 torque.
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