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2015 BMW X5 M & X6 M previewed in Paparazzi Challenge (video)

October 25, 2014

BMW is playing the teaser game with the new 2015 X5 M and X6 M high-performance SUVs. Instead of the usual silhouette or zoomed in snapshot, the teaser campaign takes a bit of a humorous poke at automotive spy photographers.

2015 BMW X5 M preview

No details or even a decent glimpse of the performance SUVs are revealed in the video, however, we do get a snippet of the V8 engine sound.

As far as we know the new models will carry over the same powertrains used in the existing lineup. This means a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 408kW and 680Nm. Output figures might be slightly tweaked and efficiency could be slightly improved.

The current X6 M comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive, capable of 0-100km/h in just 4.7 seconds. We think the new model will be able to trump that by quite a bit considering we’ve timed 0-100km/h in the new X5 50i (330kW) in just 4.8 seconds.

For the new models, the X5 in particular will get the new X5 body style. M division will apply its traditional styling tweaks, with revised front and rear bumper bars, aero features and M details, and a set of large alloy wheels hiding bespoke brakes.

More details are expected to be announced in the very near future, possibly along with another teaser. Click play below to take a look.

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.