BMW has recently launched the X5 M Competition in India at Rs 1.95 crore (ex-showroom). It is essentially the performance-specific version of the X5 SUV, which is being imported via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route in our country. Here we have mentioned five points that summarise this performance-oriented Bavarian Motor.
Receives a powerful engine
The BMW X5 M Competition is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine that produces a maximum power output of 625PS at 6000rpm and an extensive torque output of 750Nm between 1,800-5,600rpm. This massive grunt is delivered to all four wheels via an 8-speed M-Steptronic automatic transmission that also features a three-stage Drivelogic shifting system.
The X5 M Competition offers three driving modes, namely Road, Sport, and Track. It can do the 0-100kmph sprint in simply 3.8 seconds and its top speed is limited to 250kmph through electronic means.
Embellished exterior design
Compared to the standard model, the X5 M Competition gets some cosmetic updates to justify its performance-oriented character. Upfront, it features a blacked-out kidney grille and a sportier front bumper with large air intakes. The SUV also gets 21-inch in front & 22-inch rear M-specific alloy wheels with M-specific brake calipers and X5 M Competition badge at the rear.
Inside, the M Competition trim gets a sports seat & M-specific leather-wrapped steering wheel along with M buttons & red accents, giving the cabin a sporty feel.
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Features Packed Machine
The BMW M Competition comes packed right up to the brim with an all-embracing list of delectable goodies. It features a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Drive Touch Controller, voice control, and BMW gesture control (optional), wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Harman Kardon sound system, rear-seat entertainment package with Bowers and Wilkins Diamond surround sound set-up, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control, wireless charging, multi-function front seats with power-adjustable thigh, backrest, head & lumbar support, and memory functions. It also gets BMW Live Cockpit professional and BMW Virtual Assistant as standard.
The safety, on the other hand, is taken care of by the multiple airbags, cruise control with braking function, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control, collision and pedestrian warning with City Braking function, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with M Dynamic Mode, Dry Braking function, cross-traffic alert systems, a head-up display, lane control, and lane change assistant, a lane-keeping assistant with active side collision protection, etc.
In the Indian market, the BMW’s X5 M Competition goes up against the likes of Audi RS Q8, Lamborghini Urus, and Porsche Cayenne.
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