Source code for micro-site includes tag phrases 550 hp, twin-scroll turbo, V8 and all-wheel drive. Leading to the obvious: the X5 and X6 M versions will come with a V8 with twin-scroll turbochargers and 550 hp.

Our clever confederates at Jalopnik.com have had a look at the source code of BMW's new micro-site for the X5 M and X6 M launch and found a few tid-bits of info BMW may not have wanted to make public right away.

So it seems the X5 and X6 M versions will come with a V8 with twin-scroll turbochargers and 550 hp.

One of the tags the designers put into the page hoping to generate as much traffic as possible included the following:

"eight-cylinder engine, V8, Twin Scroll Twin Turbo, 550 bhp,all-wheel, Adaptive Drive, HUD, Head Up Display"

It's a forgivable slip and it's likely BMW is happy with the attention the site will get from this "reveal." Quotation marks meant to convey skepticism, yes.

The intrepid souls at Jalopnik used a feature in the Firefox web browser that allows one to look at the source code for any website they are currently on. Now, maybe they can find a tool that opens up that container and shows us what's in there.

 

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BMW X5 M and X6 M Confirmed with 550hp via Microsite Oops