The brand new BMW X5 M is showing us how its Launch Control function is working in a new video.
A new video with the 2015 BMW X5 M is showing us a controversial feature for an SUV, even if this is a performance vehicle, the Launch Control, so if you are curious to see how this is working, you have come to the right place. Despite being considered useless on an extremely large and heavy vehicle, this will definitely make owners feel good and, in the end, a vehicle is all about enjoyment, for petrol heads that is.
The BMW X5 M has been officially unveiled, along with its sportier brother, the X6 M, back in late 2014. The model in question is the range-topping version of the new X5 generation and it is coming with enough features to make it hotter than the standard model. The performance SUV is bringing the heated steering wheel, the window shades, the soft-close automatic doors, head-up display, heated and ventilated seats, automatic high beams for the LED headlights and more. There is also a Night Vision system with pedestrian protection, along with rear TV screens. The most important part of the vehicle is found under its hood where the 4.4 liter V8 twin turbo engine is resting. This is identical to the one of the X6 M and it has a total of 567 HP (423 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, sent to the AWD through an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration takes 4.2 seconds and top speed has been electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).