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    • 2017 BMW F85 X5 M test results - .98g skidpad, 5303 pound curb weight, 12.2@114 1/4 mile

      The F85 X5 M has been on the market for a couple years now. As a matter of fact, Car and Driver already tested the SUV two years ago. Why are they testing it again? Who knows but the numbers are slightly different.


      Previously they pulled .96g on the skidpad with the 2015 model year car but the 2017 model year X5 M with Pilot Super Sports in 285/35/21 fronts and 325/30/21 rears seems to offer a bit more grip.

      Maybe that slight increase in grip explains the 12.2 elapsed time from the previous 12.3 and the 114 trap speed rather than 115. Without seeing all the data and the testing conditions who knows. These things vary day to day and run to run.

      The X5 M is still fat weighing ~5300 pounds. It is big, heavy, and incredibly quick and nimble for a German tank.

      Only some minor interior and I-drive changes take place for 2017.

      It is still the king of performance SUV's at least until the new Jeep Trackhawk arrives. Enjoy it while it is lasts BMW.


      VEHICLE TYPE:front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback

      PRICE AS TESTED:$111,195 (base price: $101,695)

      ENGINE TYPE:twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

      Displacement:268 cu in, 4395 cc
      Power: 567 hp @ 6500 rpm
      Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 2200 rpm

      TRANSMISSION:8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

      DIMENSIONS:
      Wheelbase: 115.5 in
      Length: 192.7 in
      Width: 78.1 in Height: 67.6 in
      Passenger volume: 105 cu ft
      Cargo volume: 36 cu ft
      Curb weight: 5303 lb

      C/D TEST RESULTS:
      Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 16.7 sec
      Zero to 150 mph: 26.0 sec
      Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.5 sec
      Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.6 sec
      Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.0 sec
      Standing ¼-mile: 12.2 sec @ 114 mph
      Top speed (governor limited, C/D est): 160 mph
      Braking, 70-0 mph: 153 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.98 g

      FUEL ECONOMY:
      EPA combined/city/highway: 16/14/19 mpg
      C/D observed: 16 mpg
      C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 20 mpg
      C/D observed highway range: 440 mi

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2017 BMW F85 X5 M test results - .98g skidpad, 5303 pound curb weight, 12.2@114 1/4 mile started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 6 Comments
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Looks good but these numbers are extremely dependent on the tires used. There is no way this was done on normal tires, these things are sticky as $#@! for such a giant turd to corner that fast.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        Looks good but these numbers are extremely dependent on the tires used. There is no way this was done on normal tires, these things are sticky as $#@! for such a giant turd to corner that fast.
        I mentioned the tires...
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I mentioned the tires...
        Oh man i skimmed and cntrl-f "Tires" and nothing came up lol.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        I wish someone would go back and test the old fast cars from different generations with new tires like the PSS.
        The old published times and skidpad numbers are completely useless to compare to new cars on new rubber.
      1. Aces's Avatar
        Aces -
        It must be those pics but the F85 looks kinda ugly to me.
      1. 93siro's Avatar
        93siro -
        325 tires... damn.