Video: BMW X5 M

What we have here is a video of what could be one of the most controversial cars of next year. After a bundle of spy shots, videos, rumours and denials, BMW has confirmed the existence of the X5 M and X6 M models on its channel.

The problem is, if you can call it that, is that these models are likely to have the kind of physics-bending road manners that we have seen in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and as such are undeniably crushing performance cars.

Wrap all this up in a huge SUV body and you have the perfect recipe for a love/hate relationship. In the footage Bernd Limmer, an exec at BMW M GmBH, chats about how the cars will feature that ‘M-ness’ we have grown to love, before swinging into the Nurburgring for a few hot laps.

The X5 M he is driving certainly seems to be carrying enough speed through the bends and Limmer compliments the car on its neutral balance. There’s not much detail about the car, and we don’t know when it is likely to arrive, but keep half an eye on the Detroit Motor Show this year…

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  • Fetchez la vache 23 Dec 2008

    I can feel the lentle-eating greenies blood boiling from here...

    And the people who hate being stuck in a traffic jam behind one..

  • snotrag 23 Dec 2008

    But why don't they call it a.... hang on...

  • snotrag 23 Dec 2008

    But why don't they call it a.... hang on...

  • jollygreen 23 Dec 2008

    snotrag said:
    But why don't they call it a.... hang on...

  • MrKipling43 23 Dec 2008

    On the one hand, "Eurgh, it's a afront to the 'M' badge..."

    On the other, "well, if it let's them produce more extreme 'proper' sports cars thanks to a bit more cash..."

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