2012 BMW X5 and BMW X6 M Press Kit

2012 BMW X5 M and X6 M

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 14, 2011… Finding new ways to expand the boundaries of what is possible with existing BMW models has always been the singular purpose of the craftsmen at BMW M. The BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M are the first all-wheel-drive models to offer the remarkable performance, dynamic driving experience, athletic design, and the premium quality of a BMW M product.

The X5 M and its X6 M sibling become the first BMW M models with all-wheel drive, and likewise they’re the first BMW M models in the Sports Activity category. The X5 M is a midsize SAV with seating for five and a 2-piece tail / lift gate. Launched in concert with the X5 M is the BMW X6 M, a thoroughbred M vehicle based on the remarkable chassis of the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe, which features seating for four and a 1-piece lift gate.

For the 2012 model, both models receive the iPod and USB Adapter as standard equipment. The X5 M receives the Power Tailgate as standard equipment while the X6 M will also be available with the five-seat option.

Both models are powered by a new-concept BMW M engine that departs purposefully from the established ultra-high-revving last generation engines of former M models. For power, torque, and response characteristics, BMW M has adapted twin turbocharging, High Precision direct fuel injection and accompanying new technologies that achieve the ever-consistent BMW M goal of the highest levels of performance and refinement.

Thanks to a special, M-tuned version of BMW’s Integrated Chassis Management, on-board systems including xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and Dynamic Performance Control torque-vectoring system are maximized for handling while braking and accelerating under the most extreme circumstances. As a result, the X5 M and X6 M are able to maximize traction while precisely following the steering inputs of the driver.

The X5 M and X6 M are equipped with the M Drive feature, which allows a driver to pre configure the vehicle for maximum performance and feedback at a touch of the steering wheel-mounted M Button.

The BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M set new performance standards of acceleration, lateral grip, steering response, balance, and stopping power among high-performance activity vehicles. Both are technically stunning reinventing a whole new class of vehicles driving adrenaline and eliminating the boredom so typical of vehicles in its segment.

Please refer to MY 2011 Press Kit for detailed information by following this link –

2012 model year updates with specific standard, option and package changes.

Standard Equipment Changes
  • IPod/USB Adapter added to the X5 M and X6 M.
  • Automatic Tailgate added to the X5 M.
Package Changes
  • On X5 M and X6 M, due to the addition of the IPod adapter as standard, the price of the Premium Sound Package is reduced.

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 138 BMW motorcycle retailers, 103 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com

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