What is it with Black editions of luxury cars?

BMW releases X5M and X6M 'Black Fire' editions
by TopGear.com | Jul 3, 2017


Here we have special editions of BMW’s two big, fast SUVs—the X5M and the X6M. They’re called ‘Black Fire’, and they are very black indeed. Both get special Sapphire Black Metallic paintwork, black kidney grilles, black-painted 21-inch forged alloy wheels, and carbon-fiber mirror caps. Inside you get two-tone red/black leather, and can option an Alcantara wheel. The overall effect is, erm, dark. And quite murderous. 

BMW says “black is powerful, black is exciting, and black is exclusive” and that the same can be said of these special editions. It’s right about the power thing—there are no mechanical changes over a standard X5M or X6M, which means 567hp from the 4.4-liter V8. 0-100kph happens in 4.2 seconds thanks to rear-biased xDrive AWD and the eight-speed automatic gearbox. 

Exciting? You could argue that any car with 567hp is exciting, so we’ll give BMW that one too. But exclusive? No. Black is a popular color for premium cars, and Rolls-Royce and Porsche have released their own takes of this dark theme as well. 

Available from August, but we don’t know when they'll arrive, how much they’ll cost, or how many BMW will make. 

Do you like yours black? 





NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made. 

Continue reading below ↓

Also Read

View other articles about:
WE RECOMMEND
MORE FROM THE SUMMIT MEDIA NETWORK
SPONSORED CONTENT
PHOTO: BMW
  • Quiz Results

  • TGP Rating
    --/20
    Engine
    --
    Power
    --
    Torque
    --
    Transmission
    --
    Fuel
    --
    1.8 E CVT
    Starts at P1,110,000
    TGP Rating:
    --/20
    Pros
    Light on amenities, Honda kept styling it long after it was done.
    Cons
    Light on amenities, Honda kept styling it long after it was done.
    Verdict
    Honda’s winningest combination comes when you opt for a six-speed manual transmission available in the Civic hatchback Sport, in which …
    Learn More
  • TGP Rating:
    /20

    Starts at ₱

    TGP Rating:
    /20
    Starts at ₱