After launching the X3 M earlier this month at Rs 99.9 lakh, BMW has now launched the X5 M Competition in India. Priced at Rs 1.95 crore (ex-showroom India), it attracts a premium of Rs 1.07 core over the most expensive standard X5 which retails at Rs 87 lakh (ex-showroom India). While the standard X5 is being manufactured in India at BMW’s Chennai facility, the X5 M is being imported in India as a CBU.
The X5 M Competition is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that makes 625PS of maximum power and 750Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox working in combination with an M xDrive four-wheel-drive system. The X5 M Competition can go from 0-100kmph time of 3.8 seconds before achieving an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph.
In terms of design, the X5 M Competition gets some M specific elements to set it apart from the standard X5. It gets blacked out active front grille and a sportier front bumper. The side profile gets M-specific air vents on the front apron, aerodynamic ORVMs and M-specific alloy wheels (21-inch at front and 22-inch at back). At the back, it features a sportier rear bumper, quad exhaust setup and a roof-mounted spoiler.
On the inside, the cabin layout remains unchanged save for an M specific steering wheel and M specific front sport seats. Features on offer include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless mobile charging, panoramic sunroof, 4-zone climate control, a powered tailgate, tyre pressure monitoring system, adaptive LED headlamps, heads-up display and a Harman Kardon sound system.
Safety features on offer include six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, parking assistant, cruise control with braking function, parking camera, electronic stability control, traction control and electronic parking brake with auto hold.
The X5 M Competition also gets M-specific mechanical updates. It gets an M-specific steering, M Sport exhaust system, M-specific adaptive suspension, active M differential and M compound brakes. It also gets multiple driving modes: Track, Sport and Road, along with launch control.
The BMW X5 M Competition takes on likes of the Audi RS Q8 and the Porsche Cayenne.