2011 BMW X5 M Overview
Driving enthusiasts who require the versatility of an SUV and the luxury of a BMW will salivate over the high-performance 2011 X5 M, which offers class-leading power and utility.
Optimized for on-road performance and handling, the all-wheel-drive (xDrive) 2011 BMW X5 M is equipped with a monstrous 555-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual shift. Rocket from 0 to 60 in only 4.5 seconds and enjoy the new Dynamic Performance Control system, which sends extra power and torque to the outside rear wheel during corners for an enhanced driving experience. Competition for the X5 M includes the likes of the Acura MDX and Mercedes-Benz M-Class in the full-size luxury SUV segment.
BMW has employed a new Brake Energy Regeneration system on the X5 M and, which recharges the battery during braking or coasting and is expected to save one to two percent on fuel consumption. Fuel economy is not exceptional, 12 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, but that is expected with a vehicle that carries this much power and emphasizes performance. The 2011 BMW X5 M rests atop standard 20-inch alloy wheels and features roof rails for carrying large cargo, rain-sensing windshield wipers and xenon adaptive headlights that turn in the direction you steer the vehicle to increase visibility at night.
Inside, the cavernous 2011 BMW X5 M is adorned in leather upholstery and offers three rows of seats for up to seven occupants. The second and third rows fold forward to accommodate additional cargo and you can opt for heated front- and second-row seats. The front row features a 14-way power adjustable sport seats, and a panoramic sunroof brings in fresh air and provides an unobstructed view of the stars. The available iDrive system is available with the optional navigation system has been updated and revamped with more shortcut keys, better graphics and improved menu functionality. A 16-speaker premium sound system with a CD player, HD Radio six-disc DVD changer, iPod/USB adaptor and smartphone integration are available.
The 2011 BMW X5 M is equipped with the latest in modern safety technologies, including all-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, side curtain airbags for the first and second rows, front side-impact airbags, adaptive brake lights that warn traffic behind you of heavy braking, and run-flat tires. Head-up display, automatic high beams, a rearview camera with Top View and BMW Assist (which connects you with roadside assistance) are optional.
Armed with a high-performance engine, endless cargo-carrying possibilities and loads of comfort and convenience technologies, the 2011 BMW X5 M full-size luxury SUV is sure to satisfy all your driving needs.