Both get the M Sport Package as standard.

BMW’s two largest SUVs have been around for several years and every now and then the Bavarians decide to give them the special edition treatment as it’s the case here. Meet the X5 Special Edition and the X6 M Sport Edition that come with additional goodies that you could otherwise add as optional equipment while configuring a regular version of the X5 or X6. There are some exceptions that might tempt you into buying one of the SUVs as some features are exclusive to these two new variants.

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As standard, the X5 gets the M Sport Package and a fancy Dakota leather trim applied also onto the heated front seats. Alternatively, buyers can opt for an Alcantara/leather combo finished in anthracite/black and adorned with the M badging without having to pay more. Those wanting to spice up the premium SUV even further can take a look at the Individual catalog and select from one of the five available colors for the extended Merino leather upholstery.

BMW will also throw in tinted windows and the Multifunctional Instrument Display to lure you in, though the latter can’t be had on the plug-in hybrid xDrive40e iPerformance version. With the exception of the torquetastic X5 M50d, all versions of the regular X5 can be had in the new Special Edition guise.

Moving on to the X6 M Sport Edition, this one too gets the M Sport Package right from the start. It comes painted in an attractive Long Beach Blue metallic hue, but you can ask BMW to paint the body in Mineral White or Carbon Black. It sits on exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels or optionally you can get a larger 21-inch set to make the X6 stand out furthermore.

There’s not much to say about the plush interior as the special edition only adds a carbon fiber trim and the niceties that come with the aforementioned M Sport Package. You can have the X6 M Sport Edition in any version you want as long as it’s not the X6 M50d.

BMW will have both on sale in Europe beginning with December.

Source: BMW

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Exclusive sporting presence: The BMW X5 Special Edition and BMW X6 M Sport Edition.

High-quality equipment features strengthen the cars’ commanding presence and optimise the multi-faceted driving pleasure they offer customers – Special editions of the Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupe available from December 2017.

Munich. A confident presence in any situation and boundless driving pleasure on any terrain are among the shared strengths of the BMW X5 (fuel consumption combined: 9.6 – 3.3 l/100 km [29.4 – 85.6 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 224 – 77 g/km) and BMW X6 (fuel consumption combined: 9.7 – 6.9 l/100 km [29.1 – 40.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 225 – 183 g/km). And the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) are now set to welcome attractive special-edition models which underscore their exclusive and sporting character extremely effectively. The BMW X5 Special Edition and BMW X6 M Sport Edition both capture the imagination with their high-class equipment features. The two special-edition models will be available from December 2017.

The BMW X5 Special Edition brings together the M Sport package with Dakota leather trim, including heated seats for the driver and front passenger. The Alcantara/leather upholstery combination in Anthracite/Black and with M badging on the seat leather is available as an alternative at no extra cost. BMW Individual extended leather upholstery Merino in five colour variants can be specified as an option. Added to which, the BMW X5 Special Edition also comes with sun protection glass and the Multifunctional Instrument Display (not available for the BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance). All variants of the BMW X5 are available in Special Edition guise, with the exception of the BMW X5 M50d.

The Long Beach Blue metallic exterior paint shade and Carbon Fibre interior trim strips are the exclusive elements of the M Sport Edition package for the BMW X6. The Carbon Black and Mineral White metallic paint finishes are available as alternatives. The M Sport Edition also adds the equipment features of the M Sport package and 20-inch M light-alloy wheels (also exclusive) in double-spoke design with mixed-size runflat tyres. 21-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design with mixed-size runflat tyres can be ordered as an option for the special-edition model. All engine variants of the Sports Activity Coupe are available in M Sport Edition specification, with the exception of the BMW X6 M50d.