Whitby, Ontario – BMW will offer two new high-performance M models in 2009, the all-new X5 M and X6 M.

Both will use a newly-developed 4.4-litre V8 M engine, delivering 555 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. It is the world’s first engine with a pulse-tuned exhaust manifold encompassing both rows of cylinders, combined with high-performance twin-scroll twin turbo technology.

Both accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and feature M-specific xDrive, Dynamic Performance Control, and Dynamic Stability Control with M Dynamic Mode. The special M suspension includes Adaptive Drive and newly-developed, M-specific Servotronic power steering.

Unique styling features include M gills in the front fenders and model-specific 20-inch light-alloy wheels. Pricing will be announced closer to market launch.

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