Just recently I attended the local launch of the BMW X3 M and X4 M Competition duo. But know news today that we can expect the real big boys come out to play by 2020, in the form of the all-new BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition.
Both SUV based weapons score a 4.4-litre M TwinPower turbocharged V8 petrol engine, capable of delivering a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.8 seconds.
An eight-speed M Steptronic transmission will be used with what BMW call ‘Drivelogic’. This allows for variable gearshift characteristics to suit your mood. The usual M shift paddles on the steering wheel are there, along with an M xDrive all-wheel-drive system combined with an Active M Differential. The key to letting the rear-end step out with more than a hint of bias in terms of where the power is going.
There’s no word on local pricing just yet.
Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.