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BMW X5 M 2017 review: Torquing Heads

Nikki Cousins and Peter Anderson road test and review the BMW X5 M, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

Big fast SUVs are all over the place now and the Germans are the kings of the segment. BMW's X5 range has more than one fast one - the diesel M50d, the V8-powered 50i and the top of the range, the X5 M.

Some people find super-powerful cars intimidating and the M-fettled X5 has a truckload of power and torque, fat tyres and a fast 0-100km/h time that would embarrass a Porsche, which is actually the point.

Nikki and Peter each took this formidable machine for a week - Peter wanted to know if it was a real M car and Nikki wanted to know if despite all the go-fast stuff, it's still as good as a "normal" X5 for family duties.

Plus: Watch Richard Berry's full review of the X5 xDrive40e at its Australian launch

More: Check out Richard Berry's road test of the X5 xDrive40e

Also: Click here to see our BMW X5 hub for everything X5 related

Is the BMW X5 M the super fast SUV for you? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Click here for more 2016 BMW X5 M pricing and spec info.

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M 4.4L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $120,560 – 138,600 2017 BMW X5 2017 M Pricing and Specs
M BLACK FIRE EDITION 4.4L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $151,690 – 174,350 2017 BMW X5 2017 M BLACK FIRE EDITION Pricing and Specs
M50d 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $101,860 – 117,040 2017 BMW X5 2017 M50d Pricing and Specs
sDrive 25d 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $56,100 – 64,460 2017 BMW X5 2017 sDrive 25d Pricing and Specs