BMW has given their supercar X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition a major overhaul.
I think it is nice now and again to hear about such cars. Not just to dream about owning one, but because a lot of the technology trickles down quicker than you think into less exotic Beemers.
The new X5M Competition will cost the lucky few from €228,210 while the X6 M Competition (coupé version) begins at €233,200. First deliveries to customers are due this spring.
The latest 4.4-litre V8 engine is enhanced with 48v technology (that makes it a “mild hybrid” first for high-performance models) and develops a staggering 625hp.
Here are a couple of facts:
● The cars accelerate to 100kmh from a standing start in just 3.9 seconds;
● The top speed of both models is electronically limited to 250kmh.
Helping you to cope with such monstrous propulsion ability is the Adaptive M suspension Professional, the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system and the rear Active M Differential, to name but three core elements.
Really a car like this has to be driven on the track to get anything like its driving worth. Otherwise you would end up with a boot full of speeding points.
There is a broad range of driver assistance systems as standard. They include Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant Professional.
The revised cars look much sharper (they would want to considering the price, I hear you say) thanks to slimmer headlights, a newly-designed BMW kidney grille and wide-open air intakes.
Inside there is the brand’s Curved Display and special ambient light bar.
Well, we can always dream can’t we?