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BMW X5 and X6 M Competition: all the news

Drive system upgrades and electrification make the power of the due modelli BMW X5 M Competition e BMW X6 M Competition even more responsive. New design details underline the dynamic and unique aura of both cars. Digital technology not only optimizes control and operation, but also offers advances in the field of automated driving and parking systems.

BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition, the new models ready to revolutionize the car market

The latest generation of propulsion technology fitted to the new BMW X5 M Competition and the new BMW X6 M Competition marks the debut of 48V technology in the brand’s high-performance models. An electric motor integrated in the compact housing of the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission delivers up to 9 kW/12 HP drive power additional and 200 Nm of torque. They also function as a crankshaft mounted starter generator. The necessary energy is supplied by a 48V battery housed in the engine compartment. The battery is charged through highly efficient adaptive recovery under braking and when overtaking.

The 48V technology joins the new M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. In addition to the cross-bank exhaust manifold, the 4.4-litre unit now also features a reinforced crankshaft. But also a further developed turbocharger, a new air intake duct and a optimized oil feed and separation system. It delivers a maximum torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) between 1,800 and 5,800 rpm. and generates a maximum output of 460 kW/625 hp at 6,000 rpm.

The speed of response and high-revving character of the V8 engine, together with the thrust provided by the electric motor, take the performance characteristics for which M cars are renowned to an even more compelling level. The new BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. The higher performance nature of the traction system can be clearly felt even when accelerating rapidly. The standard M Sport exhaust system with electrically controlled flap adds a further level to the performance experience with its exhilarating driving sound. The new catalysts help improve the performance of the petrol engine in terms of emissions.

BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition, the perfect chassis setup

The body structure and chassis supports they were designed in an exceptionally rigid way. To guarantee both models the mix of dynamism, agility and precision that characterizes the M. The suspension and damping systems also make it possible to offer an exceptional range of performances, from absolute sportiness to comfort over long distances. Rear axle toe values ​​have been modified to achieve better balance at high speeds.

A decidedly greater exclusivity and presence

The exterior design of the new BMW X5 M Competition and the new BMW X6 M Competition is characterized by a sporty impression and an outgoing attitude. The greater presence is mainly due to the new front design. Both models feature new matrix LED headlights with adaptive control and high beam non-high beam BMW Selective Beam. The silhouette of the new headlamps is 35 millimeters narrower than on previous models.

The M Shadowline headlights can also be selected as an option. The BMW kidney grille is now completely black. The horizontal bars of the kidney grille and enlarged model branding add eye-catching accents. Furthermore, the BMW kidney grille and lower central air intake now form one unit x-shaped black area.


Modern, digital, exclusive: M Cockpit with BMW Curved Display

The highlight of the interior design updates of the new BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition is the BMW Curved Display, which gives the atypical M cockpit a modern and exclusive feel. It is formed by a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a control display with a diagonal of 14.9 inches, with a single glass surface that incorporates both. The control display touchscreen allows digital control of many functions, significantly reducing the number of buttons and controls.

Also new are the wide strip of Fineline Black fine wood interior trim with high-gloss metal look, the ambient light bar with effective backlighting and the addition of the M logo to its graphics, as well as the M leather steering wheel with new carbon shift paddles. The standard equipment also includes the M multifunction seats, kneepads, fine-grain Merino leather trim and the audio surround Harman Kardon.

The panoramic glass roof Sky Lounge, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System and the new Travel & Comfort System are just some of the options available. For the exterior and interior, there is also a large selection of model-specific BMW M Performance Parts from range of Original BMW Accessories.

A significantly expanded selection of driver assistance systems

Il comfort and safety of the new BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition are further enhanced by a much wider choice of automated driving and parking systems. The range of functions of the standard forward collision warning has been expanded so as to reduce the risk of collision with cyclists, pedestrians and traffic oncoming when turning off a road. The lane departure warning function has been enhanced with the addition of assisted lane return.

The list of optional available now also includes functions such as automatic speed limiter, exit warning function, active navigation, route speed monitor, traffic light recognition (not available in all markets), emergency and the Lane Change and Approach Maneuver Assistant.

The familiar M control/operation concept, new digital services.

Il control/operation concept specific M includes the Setup button for direct access to the setting options for engine, chassis, steering, brake system and M xDrive. The amount of content displayed on the displays can also be adjusted individually, as can the level of functionality of the driver assistance systems. By pressing the M Mode button on the center console, the driver can choose between the ROAD, SPORT and TRACK settings.

In addition to the BMW Curved Display with M-specific displays, the latest generation of BMW iDrive based on BMW Operating System 8 offers new digital services to the BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional It also comes as standard with the BMW head-up display and the cloud-based BMW Maps navigation system, complete with Augmented View function. Whenever the vehicle is stationary, the driver and front passenger can enjoy streaming content from YouTube and the Bundesliga in-car application on the control display.

John Vassallo is a versatile writer who covers two fascinating realms: Automobiles and Electronics. With a deep knowledge and passion for both industries, John brings you the latest updates, trends, and insights in these dynamic fields. From the latest car models, automotive innovations, and advancements in electric and autonomous technologies, to cutting-edge electronics, gadgets, and emerging tech trends, John's articles provide comprehensive coverage to keep you informed.