It’s been 10 years since BMW have been making SUVs (they insist that they’re SAVs), so that means they’ve also held off making an “M” SUV for 10 years now. That’s a long time to wait for an itch to be scratched for their finance department – of course massively high powered SUVs will sell, there’s always the Middle East remember?
To me I think the X5-M an X6-M is already good as a celebration of 10 years of the BMW SUV. After all, it’s basically Munich shoving the middle finger to the law of physics – technologies such as Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive active anti-rollbars do wonders to such lumbering hulks and turn them into vehicles that are surprisingly apt at tackling the bends for their size and weight.
But of course which finance department would pass off the chance to produce yet another special edition vehicle so here is the BMW X5 xDrive35d 10-Year Edition. The default paint for this special edition is Sophisto Grey, which kind of looks like Sparkling Graphite but with a a kind of slight brownish tinge to it instead of the slightly purple colour that Sparkling Graphite has. You’ve got 20 inch Y-spoke wheels, Matt Aluminium exterior trim and roof rails, and a panoramic sunroof.
On the interior, you get Comfort seats, Anthracite headliners, Carrara Shades Nappa leather, and BMW Individual Piano Black interior trim. To remind you that this is a special edition plaques with the wording ’10-Year’ are fixed onto the front doors, front door sill plates, and to the dashboard.
BMW now has a total of four X models – the X1, X3, X5 and X6. The X1 will be coming sometime next year, and the X3’s replacement model will grow in size to be somewhere in between the new X1 and the soon to be facelifted X5.