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BMW has introduced its latest drive technology to the big boss M-badges SUVs, the BMW X5 M Competition and the rather similar but not BMW X6 M Competition. With the introduction of the new 48V technology, the electric motor adds an additional 9 kW of power with a very healthy 200 Nm bump in torque. This updated 48V technology is combined with that monster of an M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that generates 460 kW and 750 Nm of torque. This big torque is available from as little as 1 800 rpm which means this sizeable SUV can get up and go at a pace that will embarrass a modern hot hatch. Adding to this new setup is the newly adapted version of the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system and the Active M Differential at the rear axle, enabling the driver to switch from the default 4WD setting to 4WD Sport mode that makes it possible to pull off controlled very entertaining and controlled drifts by splitting up the power with a distinct rear-wheel bias. It’s definitely going to make for some fun and dodgy escapades out there, but only for those who can afford the massive tyres that these cars use. While these are SUVs, they also have that adaptive M-suspension featuring reworked electronically controlled dampers and active roll stabilization, as well as a modified M Servotronic-assisted steering gear ratio that gives these behemoths handling prowess that something so big has no right to have.

The new BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition showcase a striking and bold exterior design that shows off how its look-at-me attitude. There’s yet another redesigned front-end, these things change so often that it’s like there’s actually a dedicated job position in the BMW design department where the person’s sole job is to mess around with the front-end design of BMWs. The front features new matrix LED headlights with adaptive control and a rather handy BMW Selective Beam non-dazzling high beam - which is a blessing for oncoming traffic who usually get blinded even when the cars are using dims. The headlights now have a 35-millimetre narrower outline compared to the previous models, and they can be upgraded to M Shadowline lights as an option. The iconic BMW kidney grille has also been updated (big surprise) to feature an all-black colour, horizontal grille bars, and enlarged model badging. The black grille and central lower air intake now form a single X-shaped area, creating a cool and sleek design that is most definitely an improvement. To make things look even more exclusive, buyers can now option carbon exterior mirror caps and matching rear spoiler for the BMW X6 M. For the rear, both models are equipped with a diffuser insert that extends downwards at the lower edge of the rear apron and adds a refined border to the twin exhaust tailpipes. The rear lighting has also been given some attention on the BMW X5 M Competition and they’re now equipped with X-shaped fibre-optic light guide elements. It looks pretty damn good.

Take a look at the YouTube video showcasing the biggest and baddest BMW SUVs available right now, the monstrous and fast M Competition versions of the X5 M and the X6 M: THE NEW BMW X5 M COMPETITION and THE NEW BMW X6 M COMPETITION. | BMW M

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