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///Magnificent – The BMW X5M & X6M

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///Magnificent – The BMW X5M & X6M

cartorquesa July 8, 2020
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The all-new BMW X5M and X6M has finally arrived in South Africa.

Powering these behemoths is a 4.4-litre V8, that produces 460kW and 750Nm, and allows the X6 Competition to go from standstill to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds, while the X5M Competition will do it 0.1 of a second slower at 3.9 seconds. The Competition models come equipped with the M Sport Exhaust as standard, which gives off a sonorous, deep sound. Power is sent to the rear biased M-xDrive all wheel drive system via an 8-speed transmission which features the BMW M drive logic system. The M-xDrive system can be configured between 4WD and 4WD Sport settings, with the 4WD mode splitting power between the front and rear wheels 40/60 while the 4WD Sport allows for more power to be sent to the rear wheels.

The design of both cars is quite different and sets them apart from each other. Besides the fact that the X6M Competition has a sloping roof, which gives it that Coupe shape, the front of the X6M looks more aggressive than that of the X5M Competition. The front of both cars is dominated by large air intakes which, with different design, in that, the high gloss black piece on the X6M Competition wraps around the air intake and gives the car a wider stance than that of the X5M Competition. The differences don’t stop there as the grille is also noticeably different – The X6M’s grille is a lot more angular, especially when viewed from the side. The side view of both cars is reminiscent of the cars they are based on, with the biggest differences being the aerodynamic BMW M mirrors and the side air outlet (which is actually close and serves as just a design feature).Both cars come with 21-inch tyres up front and 22-inch at the rear. The rear of the cars has a confident stance, with both featuring quad exhaust pipes, beautiful diffusers in high gloss black and a spoiler, which on the X6M Competition comes in high gloss black and can also be optioned for a carbon fibre.

The side view of both cars is reminiscent of the cars they are based on, with the biggest differences being the aerodynamic BMW M mirrors and the side air outlet (which is actually close and serves as just a design feature).Both cars come with 21-inch tyres up front and 22-inch at the rear. The rear of the cars has a confident stance, with both featuring quad exhaust pipes, beautiful diffusers in high gloss black and a spoiler, which on the X6M Competition comes in high gloss black and can also be optioned for a carbon fibre.

The interior is typical BMW, that is to say it’s driver focused, minimalistic and made with the finest of materials. Upon opening the door, you are greeted by the M Competition illuminated door sill, just in case you forgot that you are driving the Competition model. The steering has the M1 and M2 button in red, like those first seen on the BMW M5 – and they give the car a race car feeling along with the M specific instrument display which will change appearance depending on the mode you are in (there is a Road, Sport and Track). The centre console houses the red start/stop button, along with a beautiful gear selector lever that is illuminated, and in front of an ‘X5M Competition” or “X6M Competition” name plate on the cup holder cover. The control display has also been configured to have an M specific look, which adds to the whole experience of being inside these machines. The seats are the cherry on top as they look amazing, especially with the 2-tone leather quilted leather that BMW offers.

Overall, the new X6M Competition and X5M Competition looks set to take the lead against rivals from Audi and Mercedes, picking up from where its predecessor left off.

The X5M and X6M is now available in South Africa and starts from R2 605 900 for the X5M and R2 707 500 for the X6M.

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