Black Fire Edition for BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M
The Black Fire Edition – Adding Voodoo to the Menacing M
BMW’s M division is perhaps the most powerful in the manufacturer’s hierarchy. It seems like someone in the corridors of power has revisited rock music and pulled out the old catalog of the songs. I am assuming most of the songs starts with the word “black”. In my songs list, I’ve seen over 25 songs where the title includes “Black”. From recently tragedy struck Seattle grunge Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’ crooned by deceased Chris Cornell. Sharp and edgy ‘Back to Black’ by ACDC or of course a dope in the shape of Paint it Black by rock bad boys Rolling Stones!
Indeed black is powerful, black is exciting, and black is exclusive: the inspiration is drawn for the menacing of the new Black Fire Edition of the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M. The two special editions see BMW emphatically continue its success story in the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) sectors.
From black shiny black M double kidney with black bars, a unique feature of the Black Fire Edition to the Sapphire Black Metallic paint job the fire breathing X5 M and BMW X6 M rides on large 21-inch M alloy wheels in of course black wearing, however the wing mirrors are done in carbon fibre matching the overall black voodoo.
I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore, I want them to turn black- Rolling Stones
Motorsport DNA outside to inside.
Inside the cabin, the Black Fire Edition theme is replicated. High-quality fully-electric M multifunctional seats with integrated headrests come as standard in full fine-grain Merino leather, in contrasting Black and Mugello Red. The fine tone is underlined by the contrasting red seams on the full leather upholstery, which also includes the central console. The feel and color of the BMW Individual headliner in Anthracite, another feature of this special edition, makes it the perfect complement to the premium full leather upholstery. The interior trim shines in piano finish black. The logo of the X5 M or X6 M Edition Black Fire, which adorns the right side of the interior trim on the passenger side of the car, also shows that there is something special about the car.
As well as the standard, multifunctional M leather steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles, the BMW M Performance Alcantara steering wheel with light-blue leather motorsport accent is also available as an option and at no extra charge. It not only creates a racing feeling but also boasts an eye-catching design and extremely prevalent gripping area made from Alcantara – for optimal grip in all temperatures. This is perfectly suited to the impressive driving performance and dynamics demonstrated by every BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M.
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In my shoes, a walking sleep, And my youth I pray to keep
Heaven send Hell away, No one sings like you anymore – Soundgarden
Listening to all the classic rock bands of the past that stood the test of time, because not only they invented their unique style of music which help them stand tall and still revered as the gods of rock music also their subject matter introduced cults in the society. Drawing parallels here, BMW is the only company that defies the norms and proudly takes a detour from the known genre. BMW recognize X5 as SAV or Sports Activity Vehicle rather than just another SUV and same goes for the X6 which BMW refers as Sports Activity Coupe making intend purpose is loud and clear!
Both X5 M and BMW X6 M delivers top performance of 423 kW/575 hp from the 4.4-litre V8 engine. 0 to 100 km/h happens in just 4.2 seconds with the standard 8-speed M Steptronic gearbox. The maximum torque of 750 Nm produces an impressive drive in the rpm range between 2,200 und 5,000 min-1. The xDrive four-wheel drive system has been set up with a rear-wheel bias, which improves the agility of the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M. The Dynamic Performance Control system seamlessly distributes the drive torque between the rear wheels.
Back in black I hit the sack
I’ve been too long I’m glad to be back
Yes I am – AC DC
In combination with the outstanding deceleration values of the M compound brakes, which boast excellent deceleration values, precise dosage, light weight and increased thermal stability, everything is in place to allow an agile and dynamic driving style. The unmistakable sound of the M TwinPower turbo engine makes the impressive performance of both models audible, thus providing an extremely emotional driving experience. The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) also allows every driver to adapt the sportiness of their BMW X5 M or BMW X6 M to any situation and to suit their individual preferences, at the push of a button. In “DSC on” mode, the brake interventions work to prevent understeer and oversteer. “MDM” allows greater wheel slip, meaning ambitious drivers are able to perform small drifts. Deactivating DSC (“DSC off”) makes it possible to explore the limits on the racetrack, and to use the accelerator pedal to get the car drifting.
From August 2017, both cars will be available in a variant that visualizes all the strengths of the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M. The Black Fire Edition combines exciting exterior and interior design with high-class, exclusive furnishing details. The special edition pairs all this with the impressive driving dynamics and power delivery of the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M models.
(combined fuel consumption: 11.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 258 g/km*).