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      08-30-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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A new BMW X5 prototype has surface in Munich, and this one shows definite signs of a coming M-treatment. A new front bumper features revised front air-intakes designed to send more cooling air to the engine bay and brakes. At the rear is another all-important clue: Four exhaust tips now poke out the back, in a much lower position than on the standard X5. The four-exhaust treatment is a key M design element, and their placement on this prototype looks to be right in line with the exhaust on the BMW M5. Our photographer also reported a very different engine sound on this prototype, which pointed to the likelihood of a V-10 or twin-turbo V8 stuffed under this prototype’s hood.

Some tweaked X5 prototypes were spotted testing in Death Valley earlier this summer, but this test car snapped in Munich looks to be an entirely different animal. The front intakes are different, and the X6-style fog lamps that were visible on the Death Valley prototype are nowhere to be found on this latest prototype. Further differences between the two X5 test cars are found at the rear: The Death Valley X5s had only two exhaust pipes protruding through the rear bumper (much like the current X5), while the Munich prototype has the four-pipe set-up protruding from beneath the bumper. We expect a fully-revised rear-bumper to properly showcase this prototype’s quad-exhaust configuration. Finally, a quick look at the tires on the two test cars shows much more serious rubber on this Munich-based prototype.

BMW executives have repeatedly stated that the X5’s packaging just doesn’t lend itself to creating an M-version. This latest prototype, whichshows more of BMW’s Motorsport cues than we have ever seen on an X5, may signal a change in that stance.
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holy cow V10 or turbo V8??? mmmmMMMMmmmm BIIIIIMMMMERRRR
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oh boy....thats gonne cost quite a bit
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TT V8 with a PROcede ...that could be my next car?
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      08-30-2007, 08:29 PM   #5
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anyone think the current v10 would be a little low on tq? seems like a ttv8 makes sense, and hopefully this turns into the thing were they make it and then put it into everything else they make
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The previous generation 4.4 had quad exhaust. Quad exhaust is not an automatic indicator of an M car.

I think the engine size is to compete more with the Cayenne Turbo, but I don't believe BMW will make an M version of the X5.
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...bullshiiit. There's NO WAY that the folks down in Munich would even consider something as stupid and oxymoronic (word?) as this.

I refuse to believe it.
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They may not call it an MX5, but it'll probably be a 4.8si or 5.0i or 4.8i sport or something. But we all know that it'll have ///M ingredients that are aimed at taking down the porsche cayenne turbo. And there's nothing wrong with that.
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They may not call it an MX5, but it'll probably be a 4.8si or 5.0i or 4.8i sport or something. But we all know that it'll have ///M ingredients that are aimed at taking down the porsche cayenne turbo. And there's nothing wrong with that.

im a cayenne fan, but after porsche's 4dr epidemic. i no longer support them. this thing is going to be fucking sexy! and i would not mind owning one of these bad boys AT ALL!
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this is supposedly the V10 being tested in an x5 body, but its going in the X6, not the X5
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this is supposedly the V10 being tested in an x5 body, but its going in the X6, not the X5

In Canada, I believe there are 2 variants for the X6.....both with turbocharging....
  • Base will be the N54 Turbo motor
  • Upscale will be a new V8 TT
The V10 will not likely make it into the X line-up because the fuel economy on the heavier X6 / X5 would make it unacceptable
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      09-03-2007, 05:58 PM   #13
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Can say anything beyond dealer but I have historically been accurate.
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It is either the X5 with the N64B4O1 engine. Power and Torque will be in the low 400.
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In Canada, I believe there are 2 variants for the X6.....both with turbocharging....
  • Base will be the N54 Turbo motor
  • Upscale will be a new V8 TT
The V10 will not likely make it into the X line-up because the fuel economy on the heavier X6 / X5 would make it unacceptable
I believe the v10 is going to be the X6-M.
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I believe the v10 is going to be the X6-M.
Hey Buschy, I did some more asking around, I think you are right.....

At the Frankfurt show, they are going to annouce the X6 and that the V10 X6 is in development.
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Hey Buschy, I did some more asking around, I think you are right.....

At the Frankfurt show, they are going to annouce the X6 and that the V10 X6 is in development.
yes v10 M-x6 should be nice. I am still not sure I am goign to like the x6 though.

and there is going to be a IS version of the e70, I don't know what will be in it though.
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yes v10 M-x6 should be nice. I am still not sure I am goign to like the x6 though.

and there is going to be a IS version of the e70, I don't know what will be in it though.
Some more photos....check out the intercooler from the N54 engine in the X6!

http://www.worldcarfans.com/9070904....rankfurt-debut

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Are we talking about the M Sport X5? http://www.autobahnreport.com/bmwmin...x5-m-sport.asp
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