The E70 BMW X5 M and it’s sibling the X6 M were BMW’s first M SUVs, and the X5 M nameplate will continue with the new generation F15 X5.

These spyshots snapped by our European spy photographers show the X5 M with less disguise on, and you can see that behind the big black wheels, the X5 M is showing off it’s big M calipers which are painted blue on this car, paired with large brake discs which are now cross-drilled.

We expect the 4.4 litre twin turbo M motor to continue with this car, but the question is what transmission? The X5 M and X6 M used a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, while the same engine in the M5 and M6 was paired to an M DCT twin clutch transmission. Will the 6-speed auto continue, or will an 8-speed auto or the M DCT be used?