Possible BMW X5M, X6M Prototypes Spotted In Spartanburg

Some are suggesting that the BMW X5 and X6 prototypes you see here will wear the sacred "M" badge when they reach production. The rules used to state that all BMW "M" cars must be naturally aspirated and rear-wheel-drive. But with rumors of turbochargers being bolted to future M-models » 8/25/08 11:00am 8/25/08 11:00am, and now the prospect of these…

BMW X5 Security: Heavy Armor For The BMW With The Big Butt

Nothing is worse than overseeing your operations in Central America in last year's BMW X5, even if it is armored. It just makes you look so...vulnerable, even though you're invulnerable to small arms fire. Well warlords, worry no more: a limited number of updated BMW X5 Security armored SUVs are finally available. So… » 8/15/08 1:00pm 8/15/08 1:00pm

2010 BMW X5 Shows Off Its New Nose

Someone must have gotten lazy at the Nordschleife and didn't remember to cover up the new nose on the twin-turbocharged V8-powered 2010 BMW X5. In this latest round of spy shots from the folks at KGP, we can clearly see the dramatic, M3-inspired front air dam and big new wheels to match the upgraded styling. This marks … » 6/26/08 5:35pm 6/26/08 5:35pm

2010 BMW X5 Spotted With 4.4-Liter 408 HP Twin-Turbo V8 From X6

According to Car Magazine, the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that debuted in the BMW X6 is coming to the 2010 BMW X5. That'll give the X5 408 HP, a 155 MPH top speed, and a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds; just a hair slower than the X6. » 6/20/08 10:20am 6/20/08 10:20am

LUMMA Design CLR X530 Is Like a Diesel X5, But Whiter And With…

The LUMMA CLR X530 combines three of our favorite things: white paint, the current X5 and a tuned diesel engine. The 3L turbo diesel makes 470lb/ft of torque and 330bhp thanks to an amped-up turbo and remapped chip. Also present is the de rigueur performance exhaust, which makes us fantasize about huge plumes of black… » 3/11/08 4:45pm 3/11/08 4:45pm

BMW Diesel Mild Hybrid X5 Concept Officially Revealed, Officially Has…

We've been saying for years the only efficient hybrid with current technology is one mated to a diesel engine, and now it looks like another automaker is jumping into the conceptual fray. Our little news yesterday on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics X5 — translated from Bruce, that appears to be an X5 outfitted with a… » 2/22/08 9:00am 2/22/08 9:00am

BMW X5 Twin Turbo Diesel Hybrid Concept Coming To Geneva, It's…

It seems that the cat is out of the bag and we now think we know what BMW will be highlighting, eco-wise, at this year's Geneva Motor Show. You know all that pleading for more diesel hybrids? According to CarScoop, the boys and girls form Bavaria will be showing off the "Vision EfficeintDynamics" which will be better… » 2/21/08 2:00pm 2/21/08 2:00pm

Detroit Auto Show: BMW To Bring More Diesels To The USA In 2008…

We already told you that new BMW X6 would feature a diesel mill, and now we get more information on BMW's diesel plans, which includes the introduction of a Diesel X5 xDrive 35d and BMW 335d Diesel 3-series. The new powerplant will apparently be a 265 horsepower 3.0-liter inline-six with twin turbos capable of 425… » 1/02/08 10:45am 1/02/08 10:45am