BMW Group Australia have announced the release of 50 special editions of the X5 M and X6 M SUV’s – Black Fire Editions. Available in dealerships from October, the striking vehicles are sure to be sold out within a short time. Special Edition vehicles typically are in big demand and these will be no different.

BMW Black Fire Editions

Only a limited few will be able to have these BMW’s in their garage

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  • Special edition BMW X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Editions limited to 25 units Australia-wide
  • Striking all-black exterior adds exclusive presence
  • Specific interior trims and full-grain Merino leather upholstery underscore sophisticated interior
  • Available in dealerships from October, 2017

“BMW Group Australia is proud to announce two limited-edition variants to our premium performance BMW M SUV range: The X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Editions.

“I am very excited to introduce these Black Fire limited editions to the Australian market,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Marc Werner.

“The X5 and X6 M are equally capable on the race track, when commuting or when taking the family out on the weekend – I should know, because I drive them personally.

With these awesome Black Fire editions, the BMW X5 M and X6 M are more appealing than ever,” he said.

A total of 25 Black Fire Editions have been earmarked for Australia, with 15 X5 M and 10 X6 Ms being made available.

BMW X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Edition pricing*:

BMW X5 M Black Fire Edition: $205,900*
BMW X6 M Black Fire Edition: $214,800*

Sinister stance

The BMW X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Editions project a uniquely sinister exterior signature. Sapphire Black metallic paintwork sets a tone further enhanced by dark carbon fibre exterior mirror caps, a blacked-out iteration of the famous kidney grille and imposing 21-inch BMW M light alloy wheels, also in black.

Standard sun protection glazing on the rear windows have the double effect of adding privacy and further subtle menace to the X5 M and X6 M Black Fire appearance.

Bespoke interior creates unique ambience

Black Fire Editions

Interior of the BMW is sinister – black with red highlights

Enter the brooding cabin, shut the doors with their automatic soft-close function, and you are greeted by Fine-grain Merino leather upholstery. Finished in an enticing combination of Black and Mugello Red the fully-electric BMW M multi-functional seats feature motorsportinspired integrated headrests. These seats are finely stitched in contrasting red, a hallmark that extends to the armrests, centre console, instrument panel, door trims and door pulls.

The interior headliner is finished in high-quality Alcantara in anthracite, sourced from the exclusive BMW Individual programme. This tactile trim also adorns the M Performance steering wheel, while piano black interior finishers are adorned with signature ‘X5 M Edition Black Fire’ or ‘X6 M Edition Black Fire’ signets for a further exclusive touch.



By model: Performance and efficiency

Model Engine Power/Torque Zero – Fuel Use CO2
X5 M 4.4L V8 423kW / 4.2sec 11.1L / 258g/km
Black Fire Twin turbo-petrol 750Nm 100km
X6 M 4.4L V8 423kW / 4.2sec 11.1L / 258g/km
Black Fire Twin turbo-petrol 750Nm 100km

Condition Based Servicing

All maintenance requirements for the BMW X5 M and X6 M ranges are controlled by the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) system.

With CBS, sensors and advanced algorithms monitor and calculate the conditions in which a vehicle is used, including mileage, time elapsed since its last service, fuel consumption and how a vehicle is driven. Based on the information captured, maintenance requirements are determined, identifying whether an annual vehicle inspection or oil service is due.

Selected BMW service and maintenance costs can be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with BMW Service Inclusive (BSI), which is available in two packages: Basic or Plus.”

Black Fire Editions

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