These are the most exclusive BMW M models you can buy in 2020

The G05-generation X5 and G06-gen X6 are the first of their kind to be offered in M Competition trim. The midsize SUVs joined nameplates like the X3, X4, 3 Series, and 4 Series in the summer of 2020, and BMW just added First Edition models to the lineup. Fitted with exclusive and extra features, these are limited to only 250 units each, making them the rarest X5 and X6 models from this ongoing generation.

What makes the X5 and X6 M Competition First Edition models special?

The BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition First Edition Are Too Exclusive For You Exterior
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For starters, both SUVs come finished in Individual Frozen Dark Silver paint. A unique shade of matt silver made in the BMW Individual laboratory — these paints usually cost thousands of dollars — this finish is exclusive to the First Edition series. If you’re not a silver fan, you can also order these crossovers in Frozen Marina Bay Blue, also by BMW Individual. Both SUVs ride on M light-alloy wheels in a star-spoke design finished high-gloss Jet Black, again an exclusive feature. Exterior add-ons also include carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) elements such as mirror caps, rear spoiler, and engine cover.

The BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition First Edition Are Too Exclusive For You Interior
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The interiors of the First Edition models are also trimmed in BMW Individual leather. Both the X5 and X6 feature Merino leather in a two-tone finish combining Silverstone and Midnight Blue. You cannot opt for this combination on regular X5 M and X6 M models. Black Alcantara complements the bi-color leather inserts in the seat bolsters and contrast stitching in Sakhir Orange. The Alcantara headliner is finished in Midnight Blue for a more exclusive look. Other highlights include CFRP trim and silver-colored "First Edition 1/250" lettering on the dashboard.

More than 600 horsepower

The BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition First Edition Are Too Exclusive For You Exterior
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The First Edition models are standard M Competition models under the hood, but that’s nothing to sneeze at. The M Competition is the range-topping trim in terms of power, so you’ll have almost supercar-like power at your disposal. Specifically, the 4.4-liter V-8 engines in the X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition are rated at a whopping 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to hit 60 mph in a scant 3.7 seconds.

Pricing information for the First Edition models is not yet available, but the limited production run will make them notably more expensive than the standard M Competition models. Both will cost more than $120,000.

BMW X5 M Competition specifications
Engine 4.4-Liter V-8
Fuel Premium
Horsepower 617 HP
Torque 553 LB-FT
Transmission 8AT
Drive AWD
Towing Capacity 1,653 LBS
Fuel Economy 13/18/15
Curb Weight 5,425 LBS
Fuel Capacity 21.9 Gal
0-60 MPH 3.8 Seconds
Top Speed 177 MPH
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Supreme power, an imposing thirst for forward progress and extravagant styling allow the new BMW X5 M Competition (fuel consumption combined: 13.0 – 12.8 l/100 km [21.7 – 22.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 296 – 291 g/km) and new BMW X6 M Competition (fuel consumption combined: 13.1 l/100 km [21.6 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 301 g/km) to carve out a unique place for themselves on the world’s roads. Their performance attributes set new standards and now they are also raising the bar once again in terms of exclusivity. First Edition specification accentuates the effervescent and distinctive character of the BMW M models in the luxury Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) segments to particularly stylish effect.

Precisely coordinated design cues for the exterior and interior lend the special-edition takes on the new BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition the status of intoxicating rarities at the high-performance reaches of their respective segments. Their air of exclusivity creates the ideal environment in which to enjoy the unmistakable driving experience laid on by a high-revving V8 engine with two turbochargers and 460 kW/625 hp, M-specific suspension and M xDrive all-wheel drive. The two special-edition newcomers will be produced at BMW Plant Spartanburg in the US in a limited run of 250 examples each and can be ordered with immediate effect.

The BMW Individual Frozen Dark Silver special paint finish available exclusively for the special-edition models showcases the exterior design of the new BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition to extremely impressive effect. This matt paint finish ensures the muscular proportions, clear forms and signature M details of the body design come authentically to the fore, regardless of how the light hits the car. The two special-edition cars can also be specified with the BMW Individual Frozen Marina Bay Blue special paint finish. This exterior shade is one of the BMW special finishes now available ex-factory for the BMW X5 M Competition, BMW X6 M Competition, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7. These special paint shades are increasing in number all the time.

The high-quality paint finishes team up with M light-alloy wheels in star-spoke design with a Jet Black, high-gloss finish available exclusively for the special-edition models. The wheels (front: 21-inch, rear: 22-inch) are fitted with mixed-size tyres. The exterior styling also includes selected body elements made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Like the M Carbon exterior mirror caps for the two special-edition models, the M Carbon rear spoiler for the new BMW X6 M Competition has an understated feeling of the race track. An M Carbon engine compartment cover is likewise part of First Edition specification.

BMW Individual Merino full leather trim in exclusive bi-colour Silverstone/Midnight Blue ensures the interior and BMW Individual paint finishes fit together neatly. Black Alcantara inserts in the seat bolsters and contrast stitching in Sakhir Orange emphasise the sporting contours of the M multifunction seats. The eye-catching contrast stitching also bring distinctive flourishes to the door panel trim and instrument panel. Taking its cue from the leather-covered instrument panel, the BMW Individual headliner in Alcantara is likewise in Midnight Blue.

The high-tech and extremely lightweight material CFRP also features in the interior of the special-edition models. Adornments include Carbon Fibre interior trim strips available in a special, market-specific design. The silver-coloured “First Edition 1/250” lettering – which is applied to the carbon-fibre strip before the clear coat seal – highlights the exclusive character of the special-edition models. If these interior trim strips are specified, the model badge on the cover for the cup holders has the same design.

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