BMW Unveils X5 M Competition, X6 M Competition

Source: BMW announcement

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Dynamic flair, a powerful presence, and modern luxury define the character of the new 2024 BMW X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle and 2024 X6 M Sports Activity Coupe.

The BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M will now be offered exclusively as Competition models – with a new V8 engine with 48V mild-hybrid technology delivering a maximum output of 617 hp, exterior design updates, and M Compound brakes.

The new BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition will make their public debut at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March, and production will begin at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in April. The competence center for BMW X models also hosts production of the BMW X3 M, the BMW X4 M and the BMW XM – the first high-performance vehicle from BMW M GmbH with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.

Latest-generation integrated braking system

The M Compound brakes fitted as standard on the new BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition comprise six-piston, fixed-caliper brakes with perforated discs measuring 15.6 inches in diameter at the front and single-piston, floating caliper units with 15.0-inch discs at the rear. Besides the standard blue finish, the calipers can also be specified in red or black.

The latest-generation integrated braking system featured in the new models generates enormous stopping power with consistent pedal feel. This system packages the brake activation, brake booster, and braking control functions within a single compact module.

The required brake pressure is triggered using an electric actuator, meaning braking requests from the driver assistance systems are also translated into extremely short stopping distances for increased active safety. The M-specific integrated braking system presents the driver with two pedal feel settings, allowing a choice between more comfort-oriented or very direct execution of brake pedal inputs in the M Setup menu.

Expanded suite of assistance systems.

The standard Parking Assistant Professional package now incorporates both the Reversing Assistant and the advanced Maneuver Assistant. The Reversing Assistant is able to store steering movements for distances of up to 200 meters and then reproduce them in reverse. Drivers also have the ability to control maneuvers into and out of especially tight parking spaces from outside the vehicle using the My BMW App on their smartphone (available for Apple iPhones running iOS 16.2 or later).

The Maneuver Assistant is capable of recording up to ten maneuvers at different locations covering a distance of up to 200 meters each (with a maximum total distance of 600 meters) and subsequently performing them as an automated routine. The driver is able to control each maneuver either from inside the vehicle or remotely using their Apple iPhone while they monitor the vehicle’s surroundings.

To view the complete announcement with greater detail, click HERE.

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