November 29, 2023
  • New V8 engine brings 48V mild-hybrid electrification to BMW
    M for the first time ever.
  • BMW Curved Display powered by BMW Operating System 8 with
    M-specific graphics.
  • Fresh exterior styling details and airy, modern interior design.
  • Production will begin in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in
    April 2023.
  • Base MSRP for the X5 M Competition is $142,000 CAD.
  • Base MSRP for the X6 M Competition is $145,000 CAD.


Richmond Hill, ON.  Dynamic flair, a powerful
presence, and modern luxury define the character of the new 2024 BMW
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle and 2024 X6 M Sports Activity Coupe. The
BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M will now be globally offered exclusively as
Competition models – with a new V8 engine with 48V mild-hybrid
technology delivering a maximum output of 617 hp, exterior design
updates, and the latest-generation iDrive control/operation system,
complete with the BMW Curved Display and BMW Operating System 8.

The new BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition will make
their public debut at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March,
and production will begin at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in April. The
competence centre for BMW X models also hosts production of the BMW X3
M, the BMW X4 M and the BMW XM – the first high-performance vehicle
from BMW M GmbH with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.


The first high-performance models from BMW M GmbH to feature
48V technology.

With the latest generation of drivetrain technology for the new
BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition, BMW M GmbH is
forging ahead with electrification. In these new vehicles, 48V
mild-hybrid technology makes its debut with BMW M, enhancing a new V8
engine featuring M TwinPower Turbo technology. Together, the boost
provided by the electric motor and the high-revving character of the
V8 engine take the performance for which M cars are renowned to an
even more compelling level.

The electric motor, complete with power electronics, is integrated
into the compact housing of the 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and
delivers an additional up to 12 hp of output and 147 lb-ft of torque.
The result is a noticeably more rapid power delivery, enabling the
powertrain to respond to every movement of the accelerator. The surge
of power continues steadily into the upper reaches of the rev range.
For the driver, this means extremely spirited and assured performance,
both when accelerating off the line and during mid-range acceleration.
With the electric motor supporting the combustion engine under steady
loads, in many situations the engine can work within an optimum load
window, thus increasing its efficiency.

The energy required for the additional electrical power is stored in
a 48V battery in the engine compartment. The battery is charged
through adaptive recuperation under braking and on the overrun, and
also supplies the electrical system with the recuperated energy. The
electric motor also works as a crankshaft-mounted starter generator.
This ensures the combustion engine sparks to life smoothly, something
the driver will notice in the operation of Auto Start/Stop function;
the 48V generator shuts off the engine with minimal vibration and
starts it up again unobtrusively.

Der neue BMW X5 M Competition - Dynamic (02/2023).

New V8 engine with optimized power delivery and increased efficiency.

The new S68 4.4-liter V8 engine in the 2024 BMW X5 M Competition and
X6 M Competition is notable for its sharper response and increased
efficiency compared to its predecessor. As well as a cross-bank
exhaust manifold, the engine now also features a reinforced crankshaft
drive, further developed turbocharging – mounted close to the exhaust
manifold and with an electrically controlled blow-off valve – plus a
new air intake duct, a new vane-type oil pump and a weight-optimized
plastic oil sump.

A willingness to rev and seamless power delivery define the new V8
engine. It produces its peak torque of 553 lb-ft between 1,800 and
5,800 rpm and generates a maximum output of 617 hp at 6,000 rpm. The
new BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition each accelerate
from 0 to 100 km/h mph in 3.9 seconds. The top speed of both models is
electronically limited to 250 km/h, or 285 km/h with the optional
M Driver’s Package.

The new V8 engine produces suitably dramatic sounds from the standard
M Sport exhaust system, which features dual-branch pipes with large
cross sections, high-capacity silencers, electrically controlled flaps
and two pairs of tailpipes with Black Chrome finishers positioned
either side of the rear apron in customary M fashion. New catalytic
converters also reduce the engine’s emissions.

Der neue BMW X5 M Competition - Interior (02/2023).

New 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with integrated electric motor.

In addition to the electric motor that has been incorporated for the
48V mild-hybrid system, the updated 8-Speed M Steptronic gearbox
benefits from new gear ratios and a sharper shift action. The shorter
ratios in the first three gears are ideal for accelerating hard off
the line, while the transmission’s wider ratio spread increases the
drive system’s overall efficiency. Shift sharpness benefits greatly
from the transmission’s refined hydraulic control featuring a
direct-acting pressure regulator valve.

The torque converter has been tuned to match the performance
characteristics of the new V8 engine. A new cast-aluminum oil sump
with cooling fins and increased capacity optimizes transmission
temperature control as well as helping to keep it supplied with
lubricant under high lateral acceleration.

The new BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition are each fitted
with a hydraulically damped transmission mount which, like the two
engine mounts, has a very high spring rate. This results in a
noticeably more rigid connection between the entire drivetrain and the
body structure, enabling power from the entire drivetrain to be
deployed as directly as possible while enhancing handling by
minimizing flex.


Near-actuator wheel slip limitation: greater speed and precision.

The M xDrive all-wheel-drive system and the Active M Differential at
the rear axle are responsible for applying the power of the new
TwinPower Turbo V8 to the road. Instead of just being interconnected
with the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system as before, they now
work in tandem with near-actuator wheel slip limitation, ensuring
swift, precise reactions to changes in the driving situation.

Integrated into the engine management, this traction control system
makes corrective inputs up to ten times faster than conventional DSC
systems, and with exceptional precision. Because of the speed with
which the near-actuator wheel slip limitation responds to any loss of
traction, especially when accelerating hard or taking corners at
speed, the DSC system has to intervene far less frequently with
selective applications of the brakes at individual wheels to maintain
composed and assured handling.


Chassis. Precise wheel location, high body rigidity, refined
suspension damping.

The chassis design benefits from careful refinements to the
suspension to refine the linear build-up of lateral forces during the
sort of performance driving for which BMW M models are intended. The
double-wishbone front axle boasts excellent levels of longitudinal and
lateral rigidity, while a large shear panel and model-specific
underfloor struts help to deliver precise handling and sharp turn-in characteristics.

The five-link rear axle on the new BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M
Competition also includes components designed for extremely high
levels of torsional stiffness. The toe-in values at the rear axle have
been modified for greater poise at very high speeds. Body rigidity at
the rear of the vehicle has been further improved by measures such as
the addition of thrust arms and a tunnel bridge that is joined
together above the exhaust pipes.

Reworked dampers are adjusted automatically based on sensor data
regarding body movement, road surface conditions, and steering inputs.
This data allows the damping forces for each individual wheel to be
smoothly adapted to the changing driving situation in just a few
milliseconds using electromagnetic valves. The basic damper setting
can be changed to suit preferences in the M Setup menu. Comfort mode
delivers impressive levels of long-distance comfort, while the Sport
setting activates a firmer setup for the body resulting in increased
grip and enhanced lateral performance. The damper settings in Sport
Plus mode are designed for highly dynamic driving situations.


M Servotronic steering with new steering gear.

A key part of the confidence-inspiring handling of the new BMW X5 M
Competition and BMW X6 M Competition is their M Servotronic steering
and its excellent directional accuracy and clear feedback. It combines
speed-sensitive power assistance and a variable steering ratio,
enabling it to deliver exactly the right amount of steering response
for the situation. The M Setup menu offers a choice of two settings
for either very sporty or more comfort-oriented steering response.


Latest-generation integrated braking system.

The M Compound brakes fitted as standard on the new
BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition comprise six-piston,
fixed-caliper brakes with perforated discs measuring 15.6 inches in
diametre at the front and single-piston, floating caliper units with
15.0-inch discs at the rear. Besides the standard blue finish, the
calipers can also be specified in red or black.

The latest-generation integrated braking system featured in the new
BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition generates enormous
stopping power with consistent pedal feel. This system packages the
brake activation, brake booster, and braking control functions within
a single compact module. The required brake pressure is triggered
using an electric actuator, meaning braking requests from the driver
assistance systems are also translated into extremely short stopping
distances for increased active safety. The M-specific integrated
braking system presents the driver with two pedal feel settings,
allowing a choice between more comfort-oriented or very direct
execution of brake pedal inputs in the M Setup menu.


Design. Slim headlights, new BMW kidney grille, and wide-open
air intakes.

The BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition present new
front-end designs based around crisp, expansive surfaces, resulting in
a look of modernity and muscularity in the current BMW design
language. In the middle of the front end, the BMW kidney grille and
central lower air intake form a single black area. This X-shaped
element produces a dynamic, forward-oriented impression.

A model-specific spoiler lip – also in black – forms the lower edge
of the front apron on the new BMW X6 M Competition. It helps to
optimize the aerodynamic balance of the Sports Activity Coupe and
gives the X6 M Competition the appearance of sitting lower to the ground.

The new BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition each
receive an updated design of the signature BMW headlights and
twin-kidney grille. The outline of the new Shadowline Headlight units
is about 35 mm narrower than on the outgoing models. Their
arrow-shaped elements point outwards and serve as daytime running
lights and turn signal indicators.

The BMW kidney grille is all black in colour and carries the relevant
model badging in an enlarged letter/number combination. Its matte
black surround creates a subtle contrast against the dark surfaces
around it. The lower air intake and both side air intakes are also
very open, enabling optimum inflow of cooling air for the
high-performance engine and braking system of the new
BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition.

The new BMW X6 M Competition - active driving (02/2023)

New BMW X5 M Competition: rear lights with bold X graphic.

Viewing the new BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition in
profile highlights the distinctive proportions of each model and their
clear, modern design language. Like the surrounds for the BMW kidney
grille and air breathers, the exterior mirror caps and the model
badges at the rear are also finished in high-gloss black as standard.

The L-shape familiar in the taillight designs from other BMW models
is reflected horizontally in the new rear lights on the BMW X5 M
Competition, creating an X motif. The vertical reflectors are now
integrated lower down in the rear apron, bringing the vehicle’s visual
centre of gravity closer to the road.

On both models, a prominent diffuser insert extends downwards at the
lower edge of the rear apron. It also provides a sophisticated border
for the familiar pairs of twin exhaust tailpipes. The four tailpipe
trims are in Black Chrome and each measure 4 inches in diametre.

Der neue BMW X5 M Competition - Exterior (02/2023).

New exterior paint finishes added to the range.

The selection of paint colours for the new BMW X5 M Competition and
new BMW X6 M Competition now includes Brooklyn Grey Metallic, Isle of
Man Green Metallic, and Frozen Pure Grey Metallic.

At launch, customers will be able to choose from around 50 BMW
Individual Manufaktur paint shades for both models. These include
metallic and non-metallic finishes, as well as Frozen finishes. These
exclusive paint options are applied in a meticulous process and the
spectrum of colours is being expanded all the time.


Modern. Digital. M cockpit with BMW Curved Display.

Digital innovations enrich the performance experience in the new
BMW X5 M Competition and new BMW X6 M Competition, and create a fresh,
open, and contemporary interior design. At the heart of the design
updates for the interior is the BMW Curved Display, which gives the
M-typical cockpit a modern and expansive feel. The single glass
surface incorporating the information display and control display and
curved towards the driver takes a new approach to enhancing
concentration on the dynamic driving experience. The high-resolution
digital screen rests on the now slimmer instrument panel, which is
trimmed in leather as standard. Also newly designed are the central
air vents, which are now extremely narrow and integrated into the
instrument panel almost out of sight.

The broad, smoothly curving trim element below the BMW Curved Display
emphasizes the width of the instrument panel and therefore the
generous space of the interior. Fineline Black wood trim with Metal
Effect is standard. Carbon Fibre trim and Ash Flowing Grey Open-Pored
Trim are optional.

Der neue BMW X5 M Competition - Interior (02/2023).

Ambient Light Bar with configurable backlighting and alert

Also new is the ambient Light Bar with crystalline surface structure
and LED featuring the M logo integrated below the trim element in the
front passenger area. The Light Bar brings another element to the
standard ambient lighting and features an alert function that can
signal an incoming telephone call with a dynamic chaser light. The
ambient lighting distribution, brightness, and colour can be
configured via the iDrive menu.

The new BMW X6 M Competition - Interior (02/2023)

Familiar M accents, seat surfaces in new colours, new carbon
gearshift paddles.

The standard M leather steering wheel in the new BMW X5 M Competition
and new BMW X6 M Competition frame newly designed gearshift paddles in
carbon fibre.

The interiors of both vehicles are upholstered in Full Merino leather
available in seven colours including the new Ivory White/Atlas Grey combination.


Expanded suite of assistance systems.

The Parking Assistant Professional package now incorporates both the
Reversing Assistant and the advanced Maneuver Assistant. The Reversing
Assistant is able to store steering movements for distances of up to
200 metres and then reproduce them in reverse. Drivers also have the
ability to control maneuvers into and out of especially tight parking
spaces from outside the vehicle using the My BMW App on their
smartphone (available for Apple iPhones running iOS 16.2 or later).
The Maneuver Assistant is capable of recording up to ten maneuvers at
different locations covering a distance of up to 200 metres each (with
a maximum total distance of 600 metres) and subsequently performing
them as an automated routine. The driver is able to control each
maneuver either from inside the vehicle or remotely using their Apple
iPhone while they monitor the vehicle’s surroundings.


M Setup menu and M Mode for a customized performance experience.

At the heart of the M-specific control/operation concept is the
M Setup menu. The Setup button located on the centre console provides
direct access to the settings options for the engine, chassis,
steering, braking system and M xDrive. This enables the driver to
tailor every detail of the overall vehicle setup to the prevailing
driving situation and their individual preferences.

Two individually configured setup variants can be stored permanently,
together with the preferred settings for the engine note, the DSC
system, the Automatic Start/Stop function and the shift
characteristics of the 8-speed M Steptronic transmission. Either
configuration can then be selected by pressing one of the two
M buttons on the steering wheel. The driver’s preferred setups can be
saved and assigned to one of the two M buttons as soon as they have
been configured in the menu in the new BMW X5 Competition and BMW X6 M Competition.

The amount of content shown in the information display and M specific
BMW Head-Up Display can also be individually tailored, as can the
level of driver assistance system functionality. After pressing the
M Mode button on the centre console, drivers are able to activate the
desired setting with a touch of the control display. Besides the
default ROAD setting and SPORT mode, they are also offered the choice
of TRACK mode as standard in the new BMW X5 M Competition and
BMW X6 M Competition. This last mode fully deactivates the assistance
systems at the same time as switching to a reduced selection of
readouts focused purely on driving-related information.


Digital advances with new BMW iDrive, BMW Curved Display, and
BMW Operating System 8.

The new BMW X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M Competition come as
standard with BMW Digital Cockpit Professional, which brings with it
an M-specific version of the latest-generation BMW iDrive interface.
Powered by BMW Operating System 8, it comprises a BMW Curved Display
formed by a 12.3-inch information display and a control display with a
screen diagonal of 14.9 inches. The new display grouping and the
continually expanding capabilities of the BMW Intelligent Personal
Assistant mean the new BMW iDrive has been deliberately geared towards
touch control and natural speech.

M‑specific content, including the familiar Shift Lights, appears in
both the BMW Curved Display and the BMW Head-Up Display.

The standard BMW Digital Key Plus enables customers to lock and
unlock their X5 M Competition or X6 M Competition via
security-enhanced ultra-wideband (UWB) radio technology from a
compatible smartphone running either the iOS or Android operating
system. A conventional car key is no longer required. Simply
approaching the car or walking away triggers the unlocking or locking
process; there is no need for the customer to even remove their
smartphone from their pocket.

The BMW Digital Key Plus can be set up using the My BMW App. The car
owner can also share it – and therefore access to the vehicle – with
up to five other users who have a smartphone with either iOS or Android.




X5 M Competition

X6 M Competition


No. of



Length / Width /
Height (mm)

4,948 / 2,015 / 1,762

4,948 / 2,019 / 1,695




Track, front / rear

/ 1,688

1,699 / 1,688

Ground clearance



Turning circle



Fuel tank capacity



Curb weight






Luggage capacity

650 –

580 – 1,530


Config. / no.
cylinders / valves

V / 8 / 32


M TwinPower Turbo technology
with cross-bank exhaust manifold: two twin-scroll
turbochargers, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully
variable valve timing, Double-VANOS variable camshaft
timing, 48V mild-hybrid technology



Stroke / bore

x 89.0

Compression ratio


Max output (hp @

617 @ 6,000

Max torque (lb-ft @

553 @ 1,800-5,500

Driving Dynamics and Safety


Aluminum double-wishbone axle,
adaptive M suspension, optional: air suspension with
automatic self-leveling


Five-link axle in lightweight
steel, adaptive M suspension, optional: air suspension with
automatic self-leveling


Six-piston fixed-caliper, discs


Single-piston floating-caliper, discs

Driving stability

Standard: DSC incl. ABS and DTC
(Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control),
DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, fading
compensation, drive-off assistant, DSC networked with

xDrive all-wheel-drive system, ADB-X (Automatic
Differential Brake), HDC (Hill Descent Control), M Sport differential


Airbags for driver and
passenger, side airbags for driver and passenger, head
airbags, three-point inertia reel seatbelts, belt tensioner
and belt force limiter, crash sensors, tire pressure indicator


M Servotronic Electric
Power Steering (EPS)

Steering ratio
overall (:1)


Std. Tires front /

295/35ZR21 (107Y) / 315/30ZR22 (107Y)

Std. Rims, front /
rear (in)

10.5 x 21 / 11.5 x 22



8-speed M Steptronic
with Drivelogic

Gear ratios




































Final Drive





Acceleration 0-100
km/h (sec)



Top Speed (w/ M
Drivers Pkg.) (km/h)

250 (290)

250 (290)



The new BMW X5 M Competition - Highlights (02/2023)

The new BMW X5 M Competition - Highlights (02/2023)

The new BMW X5 M Competition - Highlights (02/2023)

The new BMW X6 M Competition - Highlights (02/2023)

The new BMW X6 M Competition - Highlights (02/2023)

The new BMW X6 M Competition - Highlights (02/2023)



BMW Group in Canada


BMW Group Canada, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW
luxury performance automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles,
and MINI.  BMW Group Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW
Group Canada and offers retail financing and leasing programs and
protection products on new and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles, as
well as retail financing for new and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A
total network of 50 BMW automobile retail centres, 21 BMW motorcycle
retailers, and 31 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.


For more information, please contact:


Marc Belcourt

Director, Corporate Communications

BMW Group Canada

905-428-5078 / [email protected]


Jean-Francois Taylor

Product and Technology Manager, Corporate Communications

BMW Group Canada

905-428-5366 / [email protected]


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