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Everyone gets a good case of FOMO, or “fear of missing out,” now and again. At least, that’s what BMW is hoping for with their limited-edition X5 and X6 M Competition release. 

Let’s face it. 2020 hasn’t been too kind to anyone. Many of us may be turning to the age-old adage to “treat yourself” as a means to cope with all new kinds of stressors. If this sounds like you, then you’ll want to take a look at the BMW X5 and X6 M Competition First Edition variants. 

These 617-hp luxury SUVs were already unique breeds. However, BMW’s announcement of these First Edition models will excite serious BMW aficionados. 

These special edition vehicles don’t add any extra performance enhancements to BMW’s already-ridiculously machines. But there is distinctive styling that’ll set these models apart from the rest of the pack. 

Don’t let #FOMO get the better of you. Let’s take a deeper look at just what makes the BMW X5 and BMW X6 M Competition special edition releases so exciting and see if the limited availability justifies the hype. 

What sets the BMW X5 and X6 M Competition First Editions apart? 

A silver 2020 BMX X6 M Competition First Edition and a blue 2020 BMW X5 M Competition First Edition posing side by side
The First Edition variants of the X6 and X5 M Competition models | Photo via BMW

The 2020 BMW X5 and X6 M Competition First Editions variants will be instantly recognizable. These limited-edition models come in unique exterior matte paint colors, Frozen Dark Silver and Frozen Marina Bay Blue.

Additionally, these models come with special M light-alloy, star-spoke-designed, jet-black wheels that are 21 inches in the front and 22 inches in the back. Meanwhile, carbon fiber elements are used on the mirror caps, engine cover, and more.

Inside, you’ll find an exclusive Merino leather trim with two-tone color, which adds to the rich atmosphere already present inside these vehicles.

The final highlight of the First Edition variant may not do much for the vehicles’ overall styling. However, it’s a crucial distinction that sets it apart from the other X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition models. That is the “First Edition 1/250” silver-colored lettering found on the center console. 

Down to the brass tacks

BMW hasn’t announced specific pricing for these limited-edition M Competition First Edition variants. However, these models aren’t the cheapest, to begin with. The 2020 BMW X5 M Competition starts at an MSRP of $114,100, and the 2020 BMW X6 M Competition goes for $117,600. The extreme exclusivity of these First Edition variants will likely drive the price significantly higher up.

Regardless, demand for these special editions will be high, despite the exorbitant cost. The M Competition models have garnered respect in the industry by utilizing one of the most powerful engines on the market.

The 2020 BMW X5 M Competition and 2020 BMW X6 M Competition are even more impressive than much of the rest of BMW’s M family. These models are powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and ride upon an M-tuned suspension and M all-wheel-drive system.

Glitz and glamour come with a price 

It can’t be denied that the BMW X5 and X6 M Competition First edition release will glimmer brightly next to the competition. With the added allure of exclusivity, these models surely will be difficult to pass up.

However, it remains to be seen if these exterior changes, while luxurious, will be worth the forthcoming sticker price. Regardless, this release is certainly worth keeping an eye on, as it may just soothe your itch with some retail therapy if you can foot the bill.


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