The X5 HP, a new
high-performance version of the X5 Sports Activity Vehicle will
debut in Detroit. With BMW's launch of the X5 HP, it will be
possible for the true driving enthusiast to experience a very
special dimension of sporty driving beginning later this year.
That is the dimension X.
The most powerful X5 engine will no
longer be a 282 horsepower, 4.4 liter V8, but rather a new high-performance
V8 developing 347 horsepower (European rating). The new V8 has
a displacement of 4.6 liters, and being exclusively reserved
for the X5 HP, delivers up to 354 lb-ft of torque. The four-wheel-drive
vehicle reaches 60 mph from standstill in less than 6.5 seconds
and has a top speed of more than 149 mph.