New BMW X5 M Spied Running Nurburgring Laps

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The next BMW X5 M is currently in its testing phase, as our spy photographers captured a heavily-camouflaged model making its round at the world-famous Nurburgring race track.

Signature M features on the exterior of the SUV leave no doubt in our minds that this is the next iteration of BMW’s high-performance SUV offering. The quad exhaust tips and blue brake calipers are a dead giveaway; while the drilled rotors will be a first for the X5 model. The front end also looks to get a slight redesign, similar to what we see on the newest-generation 3-Series model.

As for what’s lurking under the hood, it’s a safe bet that the German automaker will outfit its X5 M with the same powerplant found in the current M5 and M6: a twin-turbo V8 with around 560 hp.

GALLERY: BMW X5 M Spy Photos

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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