2012 BMW X5 M Overview
Supreme acceleration, top-notch power and nimble handling define the performance-oriented 2012 BMW X5 M crossover.
Good news for prospective 2012 X5 M owners - an automatic liftgate and an iPod/USB connecter now join a host of other impressive standard equipment.
What it really comes down to for the X5 M is power and performance. A 555-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V08 generates an impressive 500 pounds-feet of torque for excellent acceleration. In fact, the 2012 BMW X5 M can reach 60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds, which can best some sports cars.
The monstrous engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. BMW’s Dynamic Performance Control system distributes power to the outside rear wheel during cornering – thus really giving credence to the phrase, “all-wheel drive.” Adaptive Drive with Electronic Damper Control provide a smooth ride that reduces body roll, while optimizing steering responsiveness.
Because it is an M, the 2012 BMW X5 M has a distinct exterior with aggressive side sills, highly bolstered sport seats and, quad tailpipes, M badges and larger air dams in the front bumper. Standard exterior features include xenon adaptive headlights with auto-leveling and Corona headlight rings, automatic dimming, power-folding side-view mirrors, retractable, high-intensity headlight washer and 20-inch alloy wheels.
As for the interior, the luxurious 2012 X5 M boasts 14-way power heated front seats, Merino leather upholstery, an auxiliary input jack, brushed aluminum trim, M door sills and driver’s footrest, Ambiance Lighting package and Storage Package that includes two lashing rails and four sliding lashing eyes in the luggage compartment as standard equipment. Other standard features include a push button start, panoramic moonroof, automatic climate control with separate left/right temperature settings, DVD-based navigation system with voice recognition and real-time traffic information, premium 600-watt, 16-speaker, two subwoofer sound system, HD Radio and BMW’s iDrive multimedia control system.
Safety is taken seriously with the 2012 BMW X5 M in the form of standard side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, rollover sensor, anti-theft system, traction control, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. A side-view camera, rear view camera with Top View, automatic high beams and Head-up-Display, which shows vital driving info on the windshield are optional.
Enjoy next-generation technology, world-class luxury and otherworldly power with the 2012 BMW X5 M performance-oriented crossover.