May 22, 2019
BMW is adding even more sport to their two largest Sports Activity Vehicles. The company is announcing two new M Performance models: the 2020 BMW X5 M50i and 2020 BMW X7 M50i.
They’ll both be powered by the latest generation of the N63 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine producing 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. That’s 67 more horsepower and an extra 74 lb-ft of torque over the X5 xDrive50i and X7 xDrive50i. An eight-speed Sport Steptronic handles shifting duties. Contact with the road is handled by BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. The added sportiness includes an M Sport differential, M Sport exhaust system and M GmbH suspension tuning.
The result of all of this extra engineering is naturally faster acceleration. The BMW X5 M50i races 0-to-60 in just 4.1 seconds. That’s 0.5 seconds faster than the X5 xDrive50i. From a standstill, the larger X7 M50i hits 60 in 4.5 seconds, or 0.7 seconds quicker than the X7 xDrive50i.
Both of these racier versions of BMW’s sporty utilities will be produced at the BMW Plant in Spartanburg, SC beginning in August. When they arrive at dealers in the fall the 2020 BMW X5 M50i will start at $82,150 and the 2020 BMW X7 M50i will begin at $99,600.