Last Updated on June 5, 2023 by Victor A
BMW has unveiled the all-new 2024 BMW X5 M Competition and the BMW X6 M Competition with a more actual exterior design, improved interior, and mild-hybrid powertrains.
For these facelifted models, BMW has decided to exclusively offer the Competition versions and not offer the standard M version, which thankfully makes their line-up more cohesive.
Bolder exterior designs, better interiors
Starting with the obvious, both cars look more modern and more up-to-date with the current line-up, while also gaining an improved bold style.
Both SUVs took great inspiration from the BMW XM, especially when you look at the horizontal front grille bars and the lower front bumper of the cars.
Headlights are now slimmer and boast more aggressive looks, which are complimented by the addition of the black front lip spoiler.
Note that this update serves as a face-lift, so most exterior changes are mostly limited to the front of the SUVs.
However, BMW has also equipped the X5 M and the X6 M with the new 14.9-inch infotainment screen which runs BMW’s iDrive 8 and has fitted the interior with new design bits.
2024 X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition Engine and Specifications
Here’s the most controversial topic about these cars, which could turn into a big turnoff for many potential buyers.
In the previous Competition models, they used a 4.4-liter V8 with 617 hp (625 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm), and that power has remained unchanged except that now they do so by combining a less powerful 4.4-liter V8 with an electric motor from a 48V hybrid system.
What makes this topic controversial is the fact that by using mild-hybrid technology they are increasing the weight of the cars without giving them more power than before.
The previous X5 M Competition weighed 5,425 lbs (2,461 kg) while the new 2024 version weights 5,498 lbs (2,494 kg). This is a 73 lbs (33 kg) increase without any power gain.
BMW claims these new powertrains give a “sharper response and increased efficiency”. However, the specifications remain identical.
They can speed up from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds, and they get a top speed of 155 (250 km/h), but you can increase it to 177 mph (285 km/h) with BMW’s M Driver’s Package.
As expected, the SUVs come standard with all the important M performance features like M xDrive all-wheel-drive, Active M Differential at the rear, M Compound Brakes, M Sport exhaust, and the Adaptive M Suspension Professional.
Pricing and Availability for the 2024 X5 M and X6 M
Production of the 2024 BMW X5 M Competition and the BMW X6 M Competition will start in April, at the Spartanburg plant in the United States.
Prices in the US start at $122,300 for the X5 M and $122,300 for the X6 M. While in Europe the X5 M starts at 158,300€, and 161,200€ for the X6 M.