Facelifted 2024 BMW X5 M And X6 M Receive A Dose Of Electrification

The 2024 BMW X5 M and X6 M have finally been revealed, receiving a host of external, internal, and technical upgrades for this year.

Just a couple of weeks ago, the BMW X5 and X6 were given a facelift for the 2024 model year. This time around, it’s time for the high-performance 2024 BMW X5 M and X6 M to receive their mid-cycle facelifts that gives these two SUVs a more aggressive design and even a dose of electrification.

Yes, you read that right, the new 2024 BMW X5 M and X6 M, which are now sold solely in Competition form, now come with electrification courtesy of a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. It also gets the new S68 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 from the facelifted X7, but in this case, it produces 617 hp and 750 Nm of torque. These figures are unchanged from the pre-facelift X5 M and X6 M, but the electric assistance provided by the 48-volt system is integrated into the revised ZF 8-speed automatic.

The transmission receives shorter gearing as well as offers quicker shifts. While its 0-100 kph time of 3.8 seconds is still unchanged from the pre-facelift model, the added electric assistance fills in the gap in the engine’s peak power band as well as making the throttle response a lot more instantaneous, especially when anticipating a downshift. This is also the first BMW M car to receive 48-volt mild hybrid assistance since the XM is a plug-in hybrid.

Keeping all that mass in check are handling upgrades such as a modified chassis, Active M Differential for the rear axle, M Compound Brakes, a revised Adaptive M Suspension Professional, as well as the M xDrive all-wheel drive (AWD) system that prioritizes sending power to the rear wheels. To let the engine sing better, the X5 M and X6 M also come with an M Sport exhaust with electronically controlled flaps.

2024 BMW X5 M Competition

2024 BMW X6 M Competition

In terms of styling, the 2024 BMW X5 M and X6 M now look much more distinct compared to their standard versions. The XM-inspired front fascia is characterized by the same LED headlights with arrow-shaped daytime running lights of the standard models, but with a bolder grille that’s connected to the lower air intakes by a black trim piece. The X5 M and X6 M also adopt the same new LED taillight graphics as the standard models, while the rest of the body of these two SUVs remain unchanged.

2024 BMW X5 M Competition Interior

2024 BMW X6 M Competition Interior

Likewise, the interior updates of the new X5 M and X6 M are similar to their standard models. This includes the new iDrive 8 twin curved displays and the new ambient light bar on the dash with a crystalline surface structure. This is complemented by a host of upholstery and trim selections–with carbon fiber interior trim being offered as standard. Unlike the standard models, though, which have ditched the gear lever in favor of a toggle switch, the X5 M and X6 M still retain the classic BMW electronic gear lever.

The 2024 BMW X5 M and X6 M will begin production in April of this year. As with most M cars, the X5 M and X6 M will most likely be available via indent order for the Philippine market.

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