The new BMW X5 and X6

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March 2023

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.

These extensive revisions represent all the ingredients required to strengthen the position of the BMW X5 as the global market leader in its segment and underpin the leading status of the BMW X6. Both models will continue to be built at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg.

The new BMW X5 and new BMW X6 are available to order now, priced from £66,230 and £72,430 respectively and the UK market launch will get underway in April 2023.

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.

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 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.

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

The slim rear lights reach far into the tailgate, their light signature echoing the familiar L shape.

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.

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