BMW have long denied the M version of its X5 SUV, but these denial days are well and truly over. BMW WebTV has just released this video of an X5 M prototype undergoing product testing.

BMW have long denied the M version of its X5 SUV, but these denial days are well and truly over. BMW WebTV has just released this video of an X5 M prototype undergoing product testing. The video features BMW exec Bernd Limmer describing the characteristics all 'M' models must possess. "M means precision, M means true character, that should remain equal in every situation" he explains.

Unfortunately the video stops short of stating the true performance stats many are eager to hear. We can however, speculate that it will be higher than 500HP/373kW since this is roughly the power currently produced by the most potent lot at this level.

The release of this video enhances the possibility the X5 M's unveiling is imminent, and with the Detroit show less than three weeks away, it doesn't take a brain box to work out where it could be.

 

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