Next BMW X5 M to Make More Than 600 Horsepower, Report Says

Will the new BMW X5 M be quicker than the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

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The world of high horsepower SUVs continues to expand with the help of the upcoming BMW X5 M. The monstrous SUV is currently powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 making 567 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. That is enough power to get the SUV to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds, but that's apparently not enough for BMW.

As you may expect, the 2017 BMW X5 M isn't cheap with a starting price of $100,700 or a cool leasing structure of $1,199 per month. The 2017 BMW X5 M isn't exactly light—weighing 5,260 pounds, it could stand to lose a little weight. Fortunately, the 2019 X5 M will use BMW's CLAR platform, according to Motor Authority. Although the platform will primarily be used for RWD BMW's, it can also be used for all-wheel-drive systems. The CLAR platform will consist of steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber, resulting in weight reduction and improved rigidity. 

Rumors are also circulating that the 2019 BMW X5 M will have north of 600 horsepower. So the combination of increased power, improved rigidity, and reduced weight will transform the X5 M to an even more ridiculous SUV. We do not know any specific performance numbers at this time but it is safe to assume the 0-60 MPH time will be below the current 4.0 seconds.