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BMW announces X5 M & X6 M Black Fire editions

July 1, 2017

BMW has revealed new special editions of the X5 M and X6 M performance SUVs, called the Black Fire edition.

Firstly, there is no performance gains to be had with the special editions. Under the bonnet is the usual 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that belts out 423kW and 750Nm, offering a 0-100km/h time of just 4.2 seconds.

Instead, the Black Fire edition is all about sinister style. For the exterior there’s a set of 21-inch M alloy wheels in black, along with carbon fibre side mirror caps, while the body is painted in a unique Sapphire Black metallic. There’s also various black trimmings, such as the kidney grilles at the front end.

Perhaps more striking is the interior. There you’ll find a Merino leather upholstery in black and Mugello Red extending over parts of the dash, seats and centre console, while the steering wheel can be swapped for an Alcantara item from the M Performance catalogue.

Other highlights include piano black trims to go with the sinister theme, and there are Black Fire logos on the passenger side to really set the cabin apart from the regular models.

BMW says the special editions will be available from August this year. It’s unclear if Australian customers will be offered these mean machines.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.