2021 BMW X5 M & X6 M Competition ‘First Edition’ now available

December 16, 2020

Very exclusive ‘First Edition’ versions of the BMW X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition are now up for grabs in Australia. However, you better get in quick as just four of each are allocated for the local market.

Yep, just four examples of each of the X5 M Competition First Edition and X6 M Competition First Edition are up for grabs in Australia. That’s of the 250 units planned globally. That makes these some of the most exclusive performance SUVs on the market, and they are sure to sell out quickly.

It is a bit strange these are called the First Edition though, as the super-SUVs hit the market earlier this year. They boast a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that belts out a monster 460kW and 750Nm, translating to a claimed 0-100km/h time of just 3.8 seconds. This is currently BMW’s most powerful production engine.

For the First Edition models, the SUVs are treated to a range of enhancements by the BMW Individual department. Some of the upgrades include a Frozen Marina Bay Blue or Frozen Dark Silver matt paint finish – the only BMW SUVs to be offered with these colours. The paintwork is contrasted with a set of 21-inch front and 22-inch rear M light-alloy wheels in Jet Black.

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The side mirrors and rear spoiler are featured in carbon fibre for that exotic touch, and there’s an M Carbon engine cover under the bonnet as well. Both models also come with the full panoramic glass roof ‘Sky Lounge’ as standard, along with special treatment for the interior such as Alcantara headlining, carbon fibre trimmings, and contrast stitching in Sakhir Orange.

BMW Australia is offering the special editions by online order only, via the BMW Shop. Prices start from $264,900 drive-away for the X5 M Competition First edition, and from $273,900 drive-away for the X6 version.

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.