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      01-16-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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New X5 M photos

These latest pictures of the X5 M reveal all the distinctive M trademarks now on the X series cars. These include big wheels, brakes, quad exhausts, fender grills and large mouth'd front bumper.

Most distinctive is that fact that the X6 front end will be grafted onto the X5 so that the M-X5 and M- X6 will share an identical front end similar to the way the E90 and E92 M3 share an identical front end even though the body and rear are markedly different.
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      01-16-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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Everything lools great! Look at those rear tires! Must be 325s on there.
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      01-16-2009, 10:35 PM   #3
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uhh why does BMW share front ends? Every time i see an M3 in my rearview I have to guess weather its a sedan or a coupe.

P.S. this car is sick
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look at those exhausts ! sick!
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      01-16-2009, 11:58 PM   #7
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I am surprised for a vehicle of it's size, weight and performance that the brakes aren't at least cross drilled like all of the other m cars in production. The brakes look up to the job but fade may be an issue.
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i cant wait!!

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      01-17-2009, 01:42 AM   #9
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Looks good. Check out all those coolers...

One thing I've always wondered though: would you be arrested if you just peeled off the camouflage?
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      01-17-2009, 01:52 AM   #10
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The Question remains, is this good enough to be an ///M, being an SUV I hate to say it, but I just don't think it is. BUT, we will have to wait and see.
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      01-17-2009, 02:04 AM   #11
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looks good so far.....
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uhh why does BMW share front ends? Every time i see an M3 in my rearview I have to guess weather its a sedan or a coupe.

P.S. this car is sick
Its due to the way the suspension is set up. They couldn't fit the M3 front suspension into the sedan's front set up, so they just put the front end of the coupe onto the sedan.

Thats the reason there was no E46 M3 sedan, the suspension wouldnt fit.
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      01-17-2009, 03:10 AM   #13
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By front end, you mean the headlights?
The M3 sedan from the A-pillar forward is straight from the coupe
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One thing I've always wondered though: would you be arrested if you just peeled off the camouflage?
You could be charged with "Criminal Trespass" if you aren't supposed to be there and peel it off. If you see it on the street, and decide to tamper with it, one could go as far as being charged with "Criminal Mischief" if the individual purposely, knowingly or recklessly tampers with tangible property of another so as to endanger property.

You be the Judge and define "endager" for me Personally I do not think it would hold up, and if any damage is caused it would probably turn into a civil matter.
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looks good , though I think the exhaust pipes should be bigger and better shaped , same bumper on both X5 and X6...? I dont like the idea , and I hope they wont have the same engines and everything , like 500hp both M X5 X6 , just like M5 M6....two same cars , thats boring to me
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Its due to the way the suspension is set up. They couldn't fit the M3 front suspension into the sedan's front set up, so they just put the front end of the coupe onto the sedan.

Thats the reason there was no E46 M3 sedan, the suspension wouldnt fit.
when you say suspension you are referring to what? struts? the subframe? the swaybars? the control arms?

I can gurantee you Matt that e46 M3 struts fit on an e46 sedan, e46 M3 control arms fit on a sedan
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That thing is going to be a beast.
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hmm..looking at these pics,looks like theres an intercooler..or side mounted intercoolers..
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when you say suspension you are referring to what? struts? the subframe? the swaybars? the control arms?

I can gurantee you Matt that e46 M3 struts fit on an e46 sedan, e46 M3 control arms fit on a sedan
Im not exactly sure what it was that wouldn't work right but in a quick google search i found this:
"The M3 Sedan draws the lion's share of its mechanicals with the M3 Coupe. It also shares a number of body parts -- the nose of the M3 coupe is grafted directly onto the M3 Sedan. This in its own right separates the M3 from 'normal' 3 Series sedans.

Like the coupe, most of the changes happen under the skin, however -- way under. The body benefits from the same sort of beefing up around the suspension mounting points as the coupe, and (a la M3 coupe) the sedan's suspension shares just one single component with the donor 3 Series four door -- the rear track control arm. Most components are fashioned using aluminium."
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