Exhaust Notes: 2018 BMW X5 M

Video: Calvin Chan

Published: May 4, 2018



This is the soundtrack of bonkers V8-powered X5 M. Truthfully, the noise is a little disappointing. It doesn’t have the vocals to back up its athletics. There is no musical buildup or octave progression. Even at wide-open throttle, the X5 M just grunts in a deep but uniform tone. There’s no climax to the music. Sadly, it’s only when you’re accelerating hard and changing gears at high RPMs will you hear those ear-wrenching split second farts, but the noise is short-lived. It sounds better than the Cayenne Turbo, but not as thrilling as the Range Rover Sport SVR. I actually think BMW’s inline-six engines sound better than this.


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Model: 2018 BMW X5 M Black Fire Edition

Paint Type: Sapphire Black Metallic
Base Price: $112,400

Price as Tested: $134,500
Wheelbase(mm): 2,933
Length/Width/Height (mm): 4,851 / 1,994 / 1,764

Curb weight (kg): 2,386
Engine: 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8
Horsepower: 567 hp @ 6,000 - 6,500 rpm
Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 2,220 - 5,000 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Engine & Drive Configuration: Front engine, AWD

Fuel Consumption ( City / Highway / Combined ) L/100km: 16.1 / 12.1 / 14.6
Observed Fuel Consumption (L/100km): 15.1

Tires: Pirelli Scorpion winter tires





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