BMW M unveils new high-performance X5 and X6

By CARSIFU | 3 October 2019


MUNICH: BMW M has unveiled the new high-performance variants of the X5 and X6 including the more powerful M Competition models.

The new BMW X5 M, X6 M and Competition models will have show premieres at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019 ahead of a market launch beginning in April 2020.

They have a 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that produces 600hp for the standard M models and 625hp for the Competition models.

Torque, meanwhile, peaks at 750Nm.

This is mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, whose gearshift characteristics can be adjusted using the Drivelogic button on the M-specific selector lever.

Meanwhile, the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system works in tandem with the Active M Differential at the rear axle and displays a rear-wheel bias in the default 4WD setting.

The driver can also dip into the Setup menu to select 4WD Sport mode, in which an even greater proportion of the engine’s torque is directed to the rear wheels.

Standard kit includes M-specific adaptive suspension with electronically controlled dampers, the active roll stabilisation system and M Servotronic steering.

Also standard are the BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific readouts, M multifunction seats, BMW Individual fine-grain Merino full leather trim, BMW Live Cockpit Professional with navigation system, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and Parking Assistant.

The BMW X5 M, BMW X6 M and Competition models have large air intakes, M gills on the front side panels, aerodynamically optimised exterior mirrors, a roof/rear spoiler, a rear apron with diffuser elements and the two pairs of exhaust tailpipes.

The Competition models come with exclusive M light-alloy wheels in 21-inch format at the front axle and 22-inch at the rear.

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