BMW India, enriching its high performance division M in India, has launched the X5 M and X6 M in the country. The all-new BMW X5 M comes at a sticker price of Rs. 1.55 Crore (Ex. Showroom), while the all-new BMW X6 M costs Rs. 1.60 Crore (Ex. Showroom). Just so you know, both these high-performance SUVs would be retailed as CBU (Completely Built Up) units. The dynamic duo of X5 M and X6 M have a few visual upgrades as compared to the standard models of the SUVs.
Talking about the exterior styling, both the SUVs flaunt sportiness due to the inclusion of dual-slat kidney grille, huge three-part air inlet, and M twin tailpipes. The interior cabin seems to be inspired by motor racing and is finished in Fine grain Merino leather upholstery with contrasting seams and embossed M logo on the back rests. Inside the cabin, one can see high-end premium stuff in form of new multifunctional M leather steering with integrated aluminum gearshift paddles, iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition (including a 25.9 cm high-definition color display), automatic start/stop function, leather-trimmed BMW Individual instrument panel, centre console with knee pads, M-specific gear selector lever, 600 watt 16-speaker high-end Surround Sound System from Harmon Kardon, driving dynamics buttons, and sill finishers with model lettering.
As for the safety of the occupants, BMW has incorporated an array of impeccable features in both the X5 M and X6 M like 8-airbags, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Hill Descent Control (HDC), and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Under the hood, BMW X5 M and BMW X6 have a M TwinPower Turbocharged V8 petrol engine which belts out a massive power of 575bhp and peak torque of 750Nm between 2200rpm and 5500rpm. The engine is coupled with a new 8-speed M steptronic transmission, while power is being disbursed to all the four wheels via BMW's xDrive four-wheel drive system. Both the X5 M and X6 M touch the 100kmph mark from standstill in a mere 4.2 seconds, while having an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph.
Mr. Philipp Von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, "Inspired by motorsport, M is one of the most coveted badges of all and has shaped the history of performance automobiles. The next chapter will begin now with the all-new BMW X5 M and the all-new BMW X6 M, raising the bar for high-performance sports cars with highly emotive design, increased output and outstanding efficiency. Their exclusivity, breath-taking agility and powerful acceleration combined with everyday usability sets them apart in its segment. When these two athletes from the M family flex their muscles, extreme power is unleashed. Uniting the best of both worlds, the all-new BMW X5 M and the all-new BMW X6 M are all-rounders that cope with every challenge due to their distinctive versatility. They confidently stand out of the crowd - just like their drivers. Driving an M car is like experiencing the world from a level above. It is the fastest escape from the ordinary. The striking X and M design elements combined with a luxurious interior and superior technology reveal the exclusive character of these cars."