Published on February 22nd, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Facelifted BMW X5 M Competition Debuts With 48V Hybrid Technology
The famous BMW X5 V8 gets a hybrid power boost
As we all know, electrification is becoming more and more common in modern cars, while environmental activists see this as a win, even though it is still harmful to the environment, we do not have a proper middle ground to satisfy both sides, or do we? Well BMW certainly has, what I think, is the perfect middle ground.
The BMW M division, the brand’s sport division, have gone about adding extensive performance modifications to both luxury Sports Activity Vehicle (the X5 M) and Sports Activity Coupe (the X6 M) segments. Now terminology aside, this is just the brand talking about its SUVs but the modifications these cars got is extensive indeed.
Moreover, the all new 48V hybrid technology in the all-new BMW X5 M Competition which is paired to its already monstrous 4.4 litre turbocharged V8 now has a combined fuel consumption rate of 13.1 to 12.9 litres per 100 km along with other upgrades such as the addition of the latest-generation iDrive operating system.
The addition of this new technology, as well as the exterior design updates and the BMW Curved Display and BMW Operating System 8, also mark the first time ever, we will see the inclusion of the 48V technology in the brand’s high-performance models which delivers up to 9kW/12hp of additional power and 200Nm of torque.
Of course, the new 48V technology is paired to a new BMW M TwinPower Turbo 4.4 litre V8 engine which features a reinforced crankshaft drive, a new air intake duct and an optimised oil supply system and oil separation process. This gives it a maximum power output of 625hp and 750Nm of torque.
On top of that, the sharper response and high-revving character of the new BMW M powered V8 engine, together with the boost provided by the electric motor, take the performance of the BMW X5 M Competition to a whole new level. Despite being a big, heavy SUV, it can accelerate to 100km/h from a standstill in just 3.9 seconds.
The BMW X5 M Competition also comes as standard with 21-inch M light-alloy wheels at the front paired with 22-inch M light-alloy wheels in the rear. Forged M light-alloy wheels with the same dimensions are also available as optional extras and they include a new variant in a Jet Black solid finish.
Naturally, with all this power and luxury, the BMW X5 M Competition also features a wide selection of automated driving and parking systems including an optional self-parking system which also comes with a comprehensive list of safety features as standard so this car is the complete package.
What do you guys think of the new BMW X5 M Competition and how soon do you think we will see it in Malaysia?