July 29, 2017 – Black is powerful, black is exciting, and black is exclusive: the same can be said of the new Black Fire Edition of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M. The two special editions see BMW emphatically continue its success story in the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) sectors.
From August 2017, both cars will be available in a variant that visualises all the strengths of the BMW X5 M and X6 M. The Black Fire Edition combines exciting exterior and interior design with high-class, exclusive furnishing details. The special edition pairs all this with the impressive driving dynamics and power delivery of the BMW X5 M and X6 M models.
No matter what terrain the BMW X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Edition find themselves on, these special models cut a fine figure on any route. The rich shade of black in the Sapphire Black Metallic paint job alone catches the eye. The same and more can be said of the black M double kidney with black bars. It is a unique feature of the Black Fire Edition.
This also applies to the forged 21-inch M alloy wheels in black. These large wheels with mixed-sized tyres are weight-optimised and instrumental in transferring the power generated by the M TwinPower Turbo Technology to the road. Another distinguishing feature of the Black Fire Edition are the standard carbon mirror caps. They accentuate the lightweight design of both models and show the close relationship between both vehicles and motorsport.
Great emphasis is also placed on premium quality and exclusivity inside the BMW X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Edition. Fully-electric M multifunctional seats with integrated headrests come as standard in full fine-grain Merino leather, in contrasting Black and Mugello Red. The fine tone is underlined by the contrasting red seams on the full leather upholstery, which also includes the central console. The feel and colour of the BMW Individual headliner in anthracite dark grey, another feature of this special edition, makes it the perfect complement to the premium full leather upholstery. The interior trim shines in piano finish black.
As well as the standard, multifunctional M leather steering wheel with aluminium shift paddles, the BMW M Performance Alcantara steering wheel with light-blue leather motorsport accent is also available as an option and at no extra charge. It not only creates a racing feeling, but also boasts an eye-catching design and extremely prevalent gripping area made from Alcantara – for optimal grip in all temperatures. This is perfectly suited to the impressive driving performance and dynamics demonstrated by every BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M.
Both models generate a top performance of 575 hp from the 4.4-litre V8 engine. Both cars do 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds with the standard 8-speed M Steptronic gearbox. The maximum torque of 750 Nm produces impressive drive between the 2,200 and 5,000 rpm range. The xDrive four-wheel drive system has been set up with a rear-wheel bias, which improves the agility of both vehicles.
In combination with the M compound brakes, which boast light weight and increased thermal stability, everything is in place to allow an agile and dynamic driving style. The unmistakable sound of the M TwinPower turbo engine makes the impressive performance of both models audible, thus providing an extremely emotional driving experience. The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) also allows every driver to adapt the sportiness of the BMW X5 M or BMW X6 M to any situation and to suit their individual preferences. In “DSC on” mode, the brake interventions work to prevent understeer and oversteer. Deactivating DSC makes it possible to explore the limits on the racetrack.