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Headed for SA: BMW's X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Edition

2017-06-28 13:14

Munich - If you're thinking about buying either an X5 M or X6 M but searching for a unique trim, fear not as BMW has created a unique design for both its SUVs.

The automaker has released images of its Black Fire Edition and both versions will arrive in South Africa from October 2017. Prices have yet to be confirmed, however only 25 units will make their way Mzansi.

423kW/750Nm

Both models use a 4.4-litre V8 turbocharged engine producing 423kW/750Nm. Both cars will sprint to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds. The eight-speed automatic gearbox is the only option while BMW says the xDrive four-wheel drive system has been set up with a rear-wheel bias. 

But these cars are all about the aesthetics, so what do the special editions have that sets them apart? 

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Firstly, there's a hue which is called Sapphire Black Metallic and the kidney grille has been painted black.

The wheels are 21" forged alloys, they're also in black. Another distinguishing feature of the Black Fire Edition is its standard carbon side-mirror caps. 

Scroll through the Instagram gallery below: 

Inside 

Step inside and the electric seats feature contrasting black and mugello red design, this extends to the central console. 

There is a logo of the X5 M or X6 M Edition Black Fire on the right side of the interior trim on the passenger side of the car. 

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