Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hot, HOT SUV's debut at the L.A. Auto Show 11/19-20

The Los Angeles Auto Show may be about green cars and awards for the same, but it doesn't stop manufacturers from showing off their really HOT performance vehicles.

This years show BMW's M Division is showing off its latest goodies.  The X5 M, and the X6 M.

Making their world debuts together in Los Angeles, the all-new BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M combine the robustness, agility, and everyday use characteristics of the successful BMW X family with the commitment to high performance that defines BMW M vehicles. Purpose-designed for exceptional driving experiences, the latest generation of high-performance all-wheel-drive vehicles from BMW M delivers boosted output, optimized suspension technology, and new heights of luxury and innovation in the equipment range.

The BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M raise the bar in terms of dynamics, steering precision, and braking performance, while fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions are significantly lower than previous models. The perfectly tuned package of engine, powertrain, and suspension, both models are equipped with the V8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology that delivers a maximum of 567 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The standard eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. The BMW X5 M will be offered at a base MSRP of $99,650 and the BMW X6 M will start at $103,050, including $950 destination and handling.

 Not to be outdone by its Bavarian brothers Porsche will debut the new Cayenne GTS Sport Ute with an emphasis on sport.  Details haven't been released at this writing but I am certain that this version of the Cayenne will squish out every ounce of power possible from its powertrain and have extra suspension and brake goodies to ensure it does what a Porsche does best...go really fast.