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    • 2015 BMW F85 X5M test figures show it is king of performance SUV's - 5299 pound curb weight, 12.3 @ 115 1/4 mile

      Whatever you may think of BMW building 'M' SUV's there is no denying they perform well. The new F85 X5M is the cream of the performance SUV crop. While very similar to the previous generation X5M it handles better and accelerates faster despite weighing roughly the exact same.


      5299 pounds being that weight which is quite heavy. That makes the .96g skidpad figure stunning considering the high center of gravity and all the mass. This SUV grips like an E92 M3. Think about that for a moment.

      It also accelerates like one. Actually, it will win the drag race versus an E92 M3 by virtue of its all wheel drive traction. One would expect the E92 M3 to best the X5M on the highway though by virtue of its lighter weight and superior aerodynamics.

      Regardless, you can actually compare an M SUV to an M car performance wise and keep a straight face. It is truly remarkable.

      Which brings up an interesting point. Why in the world is BMW obsessed with having the highest performance SUV in the land but not the highest performance cars? Why do they take SUV performance versus the competition more seriously than they do with their vehicles?

      The X5M is faster and better handling than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Mercedes-AMG ML63, Jeep SRT, and Range Rover Sport SVR although the Range Rover may give it a run for its money in the handling department.

      The nice thing one can take away from the X5M is that if BMW is going to build an M SUV they sure are making sure it is the best in its class. Now for them to put this same effort into a Z4M, i8M, M7, etc.


      Specifications

      VEHICLE TYPE:front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 5-door hatchback

      PRICE AS TESTED:$115,495 (base price: $99,695)

      ENGINE TYPE:twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

      DISPLACEMENT:268 cu in, 4395 cc
      Power: 567 hp @ 6500 rpm
      Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm

      TRANSMISSION:8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

      DIMENSIONS:
      Wheelbase: 115.5 in
      Length: 192.7 in
      Width: 78.1 in Height:67.6 in
      Passenger volume: 105 cu ft
      Cargo volume: 36 cu ft
      Curb weight: 5299 lb

      C/D TEST RESULTS:
      Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 9.1 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 16.4 sec
      Zero to 150 mph: 25.4 sec
      Street start, 5-60 mph: 4.6 sec
      Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.6 sec
      Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.0 sec
      Standing -mile: 12.3 sec @ 115 mph
      Top speed (governor limited): 160 mph
      Braking, 70-0 mph: 152 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.96 g

      FUEL ECONOMY:
      EPA city/highway: 14/19 mpg
      C/D observed: 13 mpg

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      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2015 BMW F85 X5M test figures show it is king of performance SUV's - 5299 pound curb weight, 12.3 @ 115 1/4 mile started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 11 Comments
      1. 93siro's Avatar
        93siro -
        Crazy.
      1. Newguy123's Avatar
        Newguy123 -
        This thing with a few mods would run 11s all day
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        the e92 m3s i have seen at the track trap 109-111... more then likely this would walk them in any straight line situation imo...

        pretty crazy
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ChuckD05 Click here to enlarge
        the e92 m3s i have seen at the track trap 109-111... more then likely this would walk them in any straight line situation imo...

        pretty crazy
        Not any straightline situation just from a dig.

        Plus magazine numbers and real world numbers are different. Keep in mind mags got 115 for the E92 M3 too.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Newguy123 Click here to enlarge
        This thing with a few mods would run 11s all day
        Yep and who knows what else with upgraded turbos. Definitely a solid performance SUV.
      1. Newguy123's Avatar
        Newguy123 -
        All I know is this car is going to hurt some feelings at the next nfz

        if someone brings one Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Newguy123 Click here to enlarge
        All I know is this car is going to hurt some feelings at the next nfz

        if someone brings one Click here to enlarge
        Roll racing with an SUV? Heh.
      1. Newguy123's Avatar
        Newguy123 -
        I would hope it's modded but some of those srt8 jeeps were out there last time. They slow way down after 100 but still pretty cool to see them holding their own down the strip. I'm sure this thing with a jb catless/meth would make 700+whp
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Newguy123 Click here to enlarge
        I'm sure this thing with a jb catless/meth would make 700+whp
        Nah. It will put down numbers slightly less than a tuned M5.
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        My favorite performance SUV out by far I love the new model even the interior is top notch. From videos I have seen they seem to have went to town on the transmission and looks super responsive even though it's an auto not DCT. The SVR can't hang with this thru the twisties i have seen German comparisons saying the SVR was sloppy in comparison it's carrying around a off road based all wheel drive system.

        also saw a video on gtboard of the x5m walking a stock e92 m3 from a roll but his videos have zero credibility
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        also saw a video on gtboard of the x5m walking a stock e92 m3 from a roll but his videos have zero credibility
        I haven't seen it. Let's take a look.

        The problem with his videos is he exaggerates the speed of M5's and tends to make it look like the new M's blow the old ones out of the water.

        Whatever, he can sit in his little Swedish bubble.