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2015 BMW X5 M & X6 M on sale in Australia from $185,900

February 23, 2015

The new 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will soon land in Australia, promising some of the highest performance capabilities you can get with an SUV.

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M-

As reported earlier in the year, the new X5 M and X6 M carry over the outgoing 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. However, it has been tweaked to produce an insane 423kW of power and 750Nm of torque. This is enough oomph to see 0-100km/h done and dusted in just 4.2 seconds.

Despite the added performance, the new models are 20 per cent more fuel efficient than the outgoing versions. Some how the big off-roaders offer a combined cycle consumption rating of just 11.1L100km, which is not bad for such a heavy package. BMW says the result is a 26 per cent increase in overall range too, with 765km possible from a full 85-litre tank.

To help provide a balance, the X5 M and X6 M come with stiff springs and a lowered ride height of 10mm. There’s also Dynamic Drive anti-roll technology, which BMW says helps to reduce lateral tilt and body roll, as well as Dynamic Damper Control with adjustable settings.

Inside, both come with a luxurious yet sporty interior with sports seats in fine-grain Merino leather, a leather M steering wheel, lots of M logos around the place, and all of the features you’d expect on the top-line X5 and X6, including a full sat-nav system with surround-view camera technology, and head-up display as standard.

Other highlights include 21-inch alloy wheels, an M bodykit with neat spoilers and unique vents, trademark blue-painted M brake calipers, and chrome-finished exhaust tips.

Both the X5 M and X6 M will arrive in Australia during the second quarter of this year. Prices start from the following (excluding on-road costs):

2015 BMW X5 M – $185,900
2015 BMW X6 M – $194,700

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.