BMW X5 M / X6 M Competition First Edition For SA in 2021

BMW X5 M / X6 M Competition First Edition For SA in 2021


BMW has revealed its X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition First Edition models, of which only 250 examples of each will be offered worldwide. Yes, a few will make it to South Africa too…

If the high-performance X5 M Competition and its coupesque (I just made that word up) X6 M Competition sibling are not quite special enough for you then perhaps a limited edition First Edition model will rouse your interest. 

Both of these machines are powered by the familiar 460 kW / 750 Nm 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine but the key differentiators from the standard models are cosmetic. 

BMW is offering these models in a new and exclusive Individual Frozen Dark Silver body colour or in the familiar Individual Frozen Marina Bay Blue. The First Edition models ride on M light-alloy wheels (21-inch front, 22-inch rear) and are finished in a Jet Black high-gloss finish.  Added features include carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) elements such as the M Carbon exterior mirror caps, M Carbon rear spoiler (X6 M Competition) and an M Carbon engine compartment cover. 

As for the interior, it’s lavishly equipped with full Merino leather trim exclusively offered in bi-colour Silverstone/Midnight Blue to match the exterior finish of choice. Sporty finishes include Alcantara inserts on the seat bolsters and contrasting stitching in Sakhir Orange, which also seen on the door panels and instrument panel. The headliner is finished in Midnight Blue. 

Carbon trim strips in a market-specific design also feature along with silver-coloured “First Edition 1/250”  lettering, which if ordered, also feature on the cover for the cupholders. 

As for local availability, X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition First Edition are expected in South Africa in the first half of 2021 but will be offered in very limited numbers to local buyers. 

Oh, and if you missed it, watch the BMW X6 M Competition take on the Jaguar F-Type R AWD in a drag race below…

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