12 February 2023

The new BMW X5 and X6

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Defined design revisions, enhanced standard equipment and progressive digital technology identify the latest generation of the BMW X5 and BMW X6.

Together, the finely-honed changes further strengthen the success of the firmly established BMW model pairing in the luxury Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupé segments.

The smoothly assured character of the new BMW X5 is now emphasised by particularly robust design features and the optional illuminated BMW Iconic Glow kidney grille. The dynamic nature of the new BMW X6, meanwhile, is underscored by features included in the optimised M Sport specification.

The line-up of power units has undergone a comprehensive overhaul, leading to a significant increase in the electric range of the BMW X5 xDrive50e with plug-in hybrid drive system and the introduction of 48V mild-hybrid technology across all other models. Also pointing the way into the future are the latest driving assistant systems, plus the addition of the BMW Curved Display and BMW Operating System 8.

The new BMW X5: slim headlights, illuminated BMW kidney grille.

The new BMW X5 and BMW X6 proudly adopt the new design for the BMW kidney grille and narrower signature BMW headlights, with arrow-shaped daytime driving lights that serve as turn signal indicators. Equipped with Adaptive LED headlights and high beam assist as standard, they can also be specified with M Shadowline lights with black inlays.

The BMW kidney grille has a surround and bars in Pearl-effect Chrome while the BMW Iconic Glow is introduced as part of the M Sport Pro pack. The Iconic Glow illumination is activated when one of the doors is opened and can be switched on or off manually by the driver. Vertical air curtains positioned to the outer edges emphasise the width of the car. The lower air intake has a horizontal trim detail in Pearl-effect Chrome and triangular apertures in its outer areas.

Newly designed air breathers, LED rear lights with X motif.

The air breathers in the front side panels of the BMW X5 sport a striking curving element at the front (finished in Pearl-effect Chrome as standard or in Black on M Sport and M60i models), and three horizontal blades at their trailing edge. The BMW X5 xDrive50e also has “electrified by i” badging here and the BMW X5 M60i xDrive features its model designation.

The new BMW X5 now comes as standard with Satin Aluminium roof rails and Exterior Line trim, as well as underride protection in Glacier Silver and new geometry for the rear apron. The redesigned rear lights turn heads with their striking sculptural fibre-optic light guide elements. The familiar L shape is reflected horizontally, creating a visually powerful X motif. Pulsating turn signal indicators at the rear round off the impressive lighting.

The new BMW X6: expressive front end with large air intakes.

The new BMW X6 again features slim headlight units with arrow-shaped daytime driving light elements, optionally specified as M Shadowline lights. The BMW Iconic Glow kidney grille is available as part of the M Sport Pro pack, while M Sport models feature an octagonal front-end signature below the BMW kidney grille, with striking side apertures and black surfaces.

Powerful rear end styling with slim lights extending into the tailgate.

M-specific side skirts and M High-gloss Shadowline trim reflect the agile character of the new BMW X6. The rear apron has an insert in Dark Shadow, while the exhaust tailpipe trims are trapezoidal in shape. The slim rear lights reach far into the tailgate, their light signature echoing the familiar L shape.

M Sport and flagship M60i models with distinctive design features.

M Sport models bring an extra sense of excitement, with their M-specific front apron design, roof rails in Black high-gloss, M High-gloss Shadowline trim, plus rear apron with Dark Shadow inlay and trapezoidal exhaust trims.

The range-topping BMW X5 M60i xDrive and BMW X6 M60i xDrive feature bespoke double bars and an M logo for the BMW kidney grille, M exterior mirror caps in Black high-gloss and M quad-pipe style exhaust tailpipe trim. The new BMW X6 M60i xDrive also has a rear spoiler in Black high-gloss.

The optional M Sport Pro pack features the BMW Iconic Glow kidney grille, Shadowline headlights, Extended Shadowline trim, an M Sport braking system with red brake callipers, M Sport exhaust (standard on eight-cylinder models, not available for the BMW X5 xDrive50e) and M Sport seat belts.

The new M Marina Bay Blue metallic and M Isle of Man Green metallic are exclusive to the BMW X5 M60i xDrive and BMW X6 M60i xDrive respectively. All models can be ordered in one solid and seven metallic colours, with the latter including new Blue Ridge Mountain, Brooklyn Grey, Skyscraper Grey and Frozen Pure Grey shades. There’s also a choice of four BMW Individual paint finishes.  

Customers can also choose from around 40 BMW Individual special paintwork shades, including metallic variants such as Atlantis and Velvet Blue, as well as solid or matt finishes. These exclusive paint options are meticulously applied by hand with the spectrum of colours expanding all the time.

Exceptional comfort twinned with optimum practicality.

The new BMW X5 combines outstanding travelling comfort over long distances with a high level of versatility. The BMW X5 xDrive30d can be specified with a third row of seats as an option. The capacity of the load area can be expanded from 650 litres to a maximum 1,870 litres (BMW X5 xDrive50e: 500 – 1,720 litres). A two-section split tailgate enables easy loading of items into the boot. Rear-seat passengers of the BMW X6 also enjoy excellent long-distance comfort. With all five seats occupied, the boot still offers 580 litres of load capacity behind the high-opening tailgate. By utilising the 40 : 20 : 40 split/folding rear-seat backrest, the load compartment can be expanded to 1,530 litres.

Fully digital BMW Curved Display with intuitive touch control.

The BMW Curved Display is at the heart of the interior redesign for the new BMW X5 and new BMW X6. It is made up of a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a 14.9-inch control display, both located behind a single glass surface. The touch control functionality of the BMW control display offers a significant reduction in the number of buttons and controls. The automatic climate system is now operated via permanently displayed control graphics on the BMW Curved Display.

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