BMW has continuously found ways to remain strong and within the top ranks. The company is gradually getting back its groove as is made obvious with her current development of the 3 series. One of BMWs most successful offering remains the X5 and recently her bigger cousin the X7. The 2019 versions of the two SUVs both came with two engine types, the 40i and 50i engines.
However, BMW is bringing the M50i engine to both BMW X5 and BMW X7 SUVs for their 2020 offerings which will be going into production later in the year, precisely August. Naijauto brings all the best details around these two models!
1. The power of new M50i engine on 2020 BMW X5 & X7
The 50i engine used in the 2019 X5 and X7 obviously delivered some solid performances. The 50i engines in both X5 and X7 were both twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine, delivering a solid 456 hp, 479 lb-ft torque. With the X5 xDrive50i accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
However, M50i engine upgrade for the upcoming 2020 BMW X5 and 2020 BMW X7 will deliver even better performances as is clearly obvious with the engines exploit with the M850i and the M350i. The 2020 X5 and X7 which both come with the M50i engines, will both deliver 523 hp and 553 lb-ft torque, showing a 14.7% and 11.3% increases in power and torque respectively over the 50i model engine used in the 2019 X5 and X7. These figures will represent a 67 hp increase in power and 74 lb-ft bump in torque over the 50i engine.
The 2020 BMW X7 M50i is expected to start at N36 million
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With such obvious engine improvement, we expect better performance from these two cars for their 2020 outing. BMW tells us that the 2020 BMW X7 will do the 0-60 mph lap in just 4.1 seconds compared to the 4.3 seconds time of the 2019 BMW X5 50i. The 2020 X7 M50i is expected to hit 60 mph from zero in just 4.5 seconds which is 0.7 seconds faster than the 2019 X7 50i.
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2. Other upgrades in 2020 BMW X5 and 2020 BMW X7
Besides the cool upgrade in engine, the 2020 BMW X5 and X7 will sport more amazing upgrade feature. The 2020 BMW X7 will get the air suspension as standard while it comes in the X5 as an optional feature with the adaptive M suspension being the standard suspension system for the X5. Both SUVs will enjoy the complete M package including the M graded steering wheels, M graded sport brakes, M graded exhaust system and the M graded electronically controlled sport differential, with the 8 speed automatic transmission being standard in both cars.
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Here you are, the larger sister of X5 - 2020 BMW X7!
It is expected that the X7 M50i will come with a self-sealing R22 summer performance tires while the X5 M50i will sport standard R20 tires with optional R21 and R22 tires if you so wish for it. Other standard features include surround sound system powered by the Harmon Kardon audio system, Apple CarPlay, LED lighting, luxe sport seats and several safety features like the dynamic handling and driver assist systems to top up your BMW experience.
3. How much is 2020 BMW X5 and 2020 BMW X7?
BMX says the 2020 X5 and X7 will go on sale before the end of September and will be as pricey as ever. BMW has set the starting price of the 2020 BMW X5 at N30 million which is a good N2.3 million higher than the previous X5.
On the other hand, the 2020 BMW X7 M50i is expected to start at N36.2 million, representing some solid N2.5 million increase in price as compared to the 2019 X7.