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BMW won't call the V12 X an "M" though..... (archive)

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Posted by txhedg on December 27, 2000 at 17:34:44:

In Reply to: Re: an M7? posted by Bump on December 27, 2000 at 07:48:21:

they are so focused on only calling the "sport car" versions of their cars "M's" (I heard originally BMW management didn't want to call the 5er an M but got talked into it)

.....they refer to the V12 X5 as the "X5 HP", if I remember the Roundel mag article correctly.

Actually, there is an M v12 lurking inside an X5. It was in last month's Roundel, and it sported ~600hp. Maybe they are doing some covert testing to see if it is feasable to put such a beast in the new 7 line. Hell i wouldn't care what model, 3,5,6,7,8 who cares, just to have one would be bliss. My .02..


'88 750 iL

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