Our friends over at BMWBlog.com have managed to capture the first “real world” pictures of the upcoming 2010 BMW X5 M.

Our friends over at BMWBlog.com have managed to capture the first "real world" pictures of the upcoming 2010 BMW X5 M.

Unlike the press photos, which featured an unflattering blue exterior, the new pictures show a beautiful looking X5 M decked out in what appears to be Titanium Silver Metallic. While many of us still have our doubts about the need for an M branded crossover/SUV, there's no denying that the X5 M has curb appeal because of its aggressive front and rear bumpers as well as some attractive looking 20-inch alloy wheels.

Power comes from BMW's new 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 555 horsepower (408kW) and 500 lb-ft (678Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to a six-speed M Sports Automatic transmission which features Sport and M Manual modes as well as a traditional full automatic mode for unparalleled flexibility. Thanks to the unique combination of an ingenious transmission and a monster of an engine, the all-wheel drive X5 M can dash from 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph.

The X5 M's performance goodies don't just reside under the hood as the new model also boasts a M sports suspension with Adaptive Drive, Electronic Damping Control, and Active Roll Stabilization as well as a high-performance M braking system which comes with massive 15.6-inch front and 15.2-inch rear brake rotors.

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