Apart from launching all new models on the international stage, BMW is revising its existing cars from its lineup with special editions. The latest additions in this list are the new black edition models of its top-spec SUVs – X5, X6 and X&7. The BMW X5 and X6 now get a new Black Vermilion Edition, while the flagship BMW X7 gets a Frozen Black Edition.
BMW X5 and X6 – Black Vermilion Edition
The midsize BMW X5 and its coupe iteration X6 get a special Black Vermilion Edition, in which both the SUVs have been given a complete matt black treatment with hints of red. The kidney grille of both the SUVs come with red colored vertical slats, with a glowing theme for them in the X6.
The Black Vermilion Edition of both the SUVs further come with additional special bits like 22-inch 742M black alloy wheels, red-colored brake calipers, Shadow Line pack with laser headlamps, Alcantara-Anthracite black leather upholstery, black piano inserts and glass-finished iDrive controller with aluminium inlays.
BMW X7 – Frozen Black Edition
Compared to the matt black treatment of the Black Vermilion Edition, the BMW X7 gets a different looking black paint with frozen metallic theme. The SUV, in addition, gets few more exclusive touches like 22-inch Y-spoke gloss black alloy wheels, M-Sport calipers, M-Sport package in and out and M Shadow Line package with list of optional bits.
BMW will be launching the X5 and X6 Black Vermilion Edition and X7 Frozen Black Edition in the international markets in August 2021. These editions will be available with all the powertrain options with which they are on sale. However, it is not confirmed whether these limited edition models will arrive in the Indian market or not.
The Indian Lineup
Currently, the BMW X5 is available in India in three different variants – xDrive 40i M Sport, which gets its power from a 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine (335 bhp/450 Nm), while the other two variants – xDrive 30d SportX and xDrive 30d X-Line – get a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine (262 bhp/620 Nm).
The BMW X6, on the other hand, is available in two variants – xDrive 40i X-Line and xDrive 40i M Sport, both of which get the 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine (335 bhp/450 Nm) from the X5.
The range topping BMW X7 has been made available in one petrol and three diesel variants. The petrol powered variant – xDrive 40i M Sport – gets the 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine (335 bhp/450 Nm) from the X5 and X6. In its other diesel powered variants, while the xDrive 30d DPE and xDrive 30d DPE Signature get a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine (262 bhp/620 Nm), the range topping M50d gets the same engine diesel engine in a different state of tune (394 bhp/760 Nm).