BMW X5 M Competition launched in India

BMW India has launched their X5 M Competition SUV in India, starting at a price of ₹ 1.95 crore (ex-showroom, India). You can book yourself one on the brand’s online retail platform. And you if you happen to be one of the customers to book your X5 M before the end of the year, you will be provided with an exclusive hospitality experience by the BMW Excellence Club.

Outside appearance

This performance-oriented X5 M looks quite different from the regular X5 because of its gloss-black, dual bar M grille, the aggressive-looking front bumper that gets an apron, aerodynamic double-arm wing mirrors, M gills on either side, a sportier rear bumper, a roof-mounted spoiler and twin tail pipes. It also features ‘M’ light-alloy wheels with 21-inch rims at the front and 22-inch rims at the back.

Powertrain and drivetrain

Beneath the bonnet, you will find a 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 616bhp and 750Nm of torque, with power being transmitted to all four wheels with the help of BMW’s M xDrive all-wheel drive system, through an 8-speed automatic transmission. BMW states that this hardcore version of the X5 can sprint from 0-100kph in 3.8 seconds, and can hit a to limited top speed of 250kph.

The mechanicals

BMW cars have carried forward all the necessary alterations to the chassis, bolting on M-specific adaptive suspension with electronically controlled dampers, ‘M’ compound brakes for improved handling and an active roll stabilization system. This SUV also comes equipped with three driving modes: Track, Sport and Road that enhance the driving experience.

A sporty cabin

Inside the X5 M, you will find M specific seats with a quilted design, BMW gesture control, a panoramic sunroof, 12.3-inch infotainment and instrumentation displays, a Harman Kardon surround sound system, four-zone climate control and wireless charging and a whole lot more. The X5 M also gets a rear seat entertainment package and a Bowers and Wilkins Diamond surround sound system as additional options. With the help of BMW Individual service, you are allowed to come up with unique paintwork and interior trims.

Loaded with equipment

The X5 M is loaded with safety aid like braking function with cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with city braking function, BMW Head-Up Display, adaptive LED headlamps, parking assistant with reversing assistant and high beam assistant. You can also add the Driving Assistant Professional package that includes steering and lane control assistant, lane change assist, lane keeping assist, active side collision protection, wrong way warning, emergency stop assists, crossroads warning and front cross traffic alert systems.

The competition

In India, the X5 M will take on the likes of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Audi RS Q8. Also, grab the latest info on the new cars, only at autoX.