We were extremely excited last year when we found out that BMW intended to add to the family with the BMW X5 and its big brother, the BMW X7. That’s why we were surprised that BMW is not only bringing back the X5 and X7 for 2020, they’re planning on making them even better with the BMW X5 M50i and the BMW X7 M50i. Both of these SUVs will fall under the M Performance brand BMW collection.
So what can we expect to be different with the new BMW X5 50i and the BMW X7 M50i? We’ve learned that the engine will be the same, a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that we can find in the 50i. Both of the M50i BMWs will put out 523 horsepower as well as 553 lb-ft of torque. This gives you a 67 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque enhancement.
With new aluminum alloy, stronger pistons, iron coating on the walls of the cylinder and a brand new, extremely exciting viscous damper on the crankshaft owners can expect to have a powerful, smooth ride. Both the BMW X5 M50i and the BMW X7 M50i will have a new launch-control function and the X7 will have new air suspension as well.
We were surprised to learn that while the X5 will have the standard 20-inch, all-season tires, the X7 is going to have huge 22-inch tires, coming standard with the much loved summer performance tires. When it comes to the interior you can expect all the same luxury you’ve come to love from BMW including sport seats, driver-assist features, LED lights and a Harman Kardon sound system. Buyers can even opt for the Dynamic Handling package which gives you more driver-assist options as well as glass controls on the interior.
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