While we might be shutting ourselves indoors, we’re counting down the days to the time when we can finally head out again and get our hands on the new BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition. The popular SUVs from the German marque are now getting their day in the sun. After all, every family man (or woman) needs a car that can ferry the children and grandparents around on weekdays and rapidly gobble race asphalt on weekends.

BMW has fitted the X5 and X6 Competition variants with a twin turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine that can complete the century sprint in a whopping 3.8 seconds. That’s about a second faster than the X5 M, and close to three seconds faster compared to your everyday X5. BMW’s engineers have also road-tested the Competitions at the ultimate automotive proving ground – the Green Hell, otherwise known as Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

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The BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M Competitions.
The BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M Competitions.

And like any race car worth its salt, the two Competition SUVs boast a Track setting designed exclusively for use on race circuits. Switching to either the Sport or Track mode reduces the amount of information that appears on the displays. The safety-enhancing interventions initiated by the driver assistance systems are also either reduced to a bare minimum or deactivated altogether. All you need is a roll cage and you’re set for a day on the tracks.

We could also dive into the exterior and the interior, which honestly looks good in pictures. But let’s face it. The only reason you would get this is because you’re a driver who has to ferry the family around on weekdays, with the occasional speed itch you need to scratch. BMW has now given you the perfect weapon to alleviate that need. And should you ever find yourself on the trails, well, you’re already in the perfect car too.

The BMW X5 M Competition goes for S$600,888 while the X6 M Competition model is priced at S$610,888.