Following the update of the BMW X5 and X6 civilian crossovers a few weeks ago, the “charged” X5 M Competiton and X6 M Competition 2023 model year will debut.
The exterior styling has been redesigned to match the standard versions, with both crossovers sporting narrower headlights with updated arrowhead graphics (which are also responsible for the turn signals) and redesigned taillights (this only applies to the X5 M).
The color palette has been replenished with new options: green (Isle of Man Green) and two grays – Frozen Pure Gray and Brooklyn Grey.
In the cabin, like all modern BMWs, there is a new Live Cockpit Plus panel with two combined curved screens of the multimedia system (14.9 inches) and the dashboard (12.3 inches).
Important changes have taken place under the hood. The BMW X5 M and X6 M continue to be equipped with a 4.4 V8 biturbo engine, but now a 48-volt electric starter-alternator has been added to save fuel and help in the first seconds of acceleration, it is integrated into the body of the 8-speed ZF gearbox.
The engine itself received a number of improvements, namely a new exhaust manifold, a reinforced crankshaft, a redesigned oil pump and a new oil sump, and the exhaust catalyst was replaced in the exhaust system.
Despite the improvements, the return remains the same, the power of the updated crossovers BMW X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition is still 625 hp (at 6000 rpm) and 750 Hm of torque (available from 1800 to 5800 rpm).
The eight-speed automatic transmission has changed gear ratios, and a new oil pan has been installed. Switching in “combat” modes is now even faster and harder. The xDrive all-wheel drive transmission is already equipped as standard with an active differential on the rear axle.
The chassis of the updated crossovers has also been improved. The spring suspension configuration still consists of two wishbones at the front and five at the rear, but the settings of the adaptive dampers and active stabilizers have been changed.
The electric power steering has also been reconfigured. Crossovers are equipped with standard wheels of different sizes (21-inch front and 22-inch rear) shod in Michelin tires. Steel brake discs of the same size: 395 mm front and 308 mm rear.
The curb weight of the updated BMW X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition has increased by 65 kg, the weight of the X5 M is 2410 kg and the X6 M is 2370 kg. Which is not surprising, because now crossovers have a hybrid appendage.
The increased weight is reflected in the dynamics. Acceleration to 100 km / h is now 3.9 seconds (previously 3.8 seconds), and to 200 km / h the X5 M Competition accelerates in 13.8 seconds (previously it was 13.4 seconds), and the X6 M Competition in 13.6 seconds. Top speed is 250 km/h (with M Driver’s package 290 km/h).
Orders have already begun, and commercial vehicles in Europe will appear in the spring. Prices in the UK, for example, start at £123,350 for the BMW X5 M Competition and £126,050 for the X6.
Photo gallery X5 M Competition 2023
Photo gallery X6 M Competition 2023
Until and after
Updated model below, pre-reform model above.
Tags: BMW X5, BMW X5 M, BMW X6, BMW X6 M
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