BMW’s new SUVs are fast but behind the eco-friendly times

BMW’s latest high-powered SUVs, the X5 M and X6 M, are unique among their elite peers as they offer no hybrid option and have no plans to do so

8th March, 2020
BMW’s new SUVs are fast but behind the eco-friendly times
BMW’s new X5 M and X6 M employ the same turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine as the M5 Competition and M8 Competition

BMW’s new X5 M and X6 M cars are undoubtedly fast and talented, but they also carry the whiff of anachronism about them.

BMW’s decision to launch the third examples of its fastest SUVs is not a surprising one, but the timing may not be too clever. These latest high-powered BMWs employ the same turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine as the M5 Competition and M8 Competition. But there is no hybrid technology fitted...

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