BMW AG's first M sports/activity vehicle premiering at the New York show is the 27th M performance model from the German auto maker since 1974.
Cranking out a whopping 555 hp and 500 lb.-ft. (678 Nm) of torque, the new M's V-8 has twin scroll turbochargers that help it accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.5 seconds.
It's the first BMW M vehicle to have all-wheel drive and a turbocharged mill. The engine has a lag-eliminating cylinder-bank comprehensive manifold that enables it to generate high horsepower. Power is delivered to the wheels through BMW's xDrive AWD technology that permits throttle-steering.