It's generally believed that the 2014 BMW X5M will be released late this year, but to hold the fans over they've just dropped the M Performance accessory line that adds a little balls and a lotta bling to the SUV they annoyingly classify as an "SAV."
Carbon fiber is drizzled all over the vehicle in a front splitter, rear diffuser, "aero flaps," caps on the rear-view mirrors, and interior trim pieces. Alcantara steering wheel, 21" steamrollers, and... wait for it... high-gloss black kidney grilles complete the look.
We have fun, but I'm actually a fan of this face-of-vent front end and I think BMW took a page out of my dream journal to make that helm.
An M Performance Power Kit is now available on the 2014 X5 xDrive35i, unlocking an additional 20 hp and 32 ft-lbs. of torque from the 3 liter "TwinPower" turbo inline six. They also promise "sharper throttle calibration for a more direct connection with the accelerator pedal" which sounds like some bullshit to me, but I'll reserve judgement until BMW lends me one (eh, guys?)
Dewalt 20V Max Cordless Drill & Driver Kit
Comes equipped with an LED which goes on when the trigger is pulled. You’ll a clear view of whatever you are drilling or screwing with minimal shadows.
BMW will also sell you an M Performance exhaust if you need a little more noise and shinier tips.
The M Performance Brake Kit for the new X5 features six-piston calipers on gigantic 19-inch steel rotors, close to what we saw on the outgoing X5M.
No confirmation on prices yet, I guess BMW wasn't planning on selling any their first day out, but the M Performance power and brake kits are $1,500 and $2,300 on other 2014 models. Since the brakes are bigger on BMW's SUV, I'd expect the bill to be a bit higher.