BMW is set to unveil the new 2024 X5 and X6 models, including new M variants, at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance event in Florida. The event, which runs from March 3-5 at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, is a world-renowned event for car collectors and enthusiasts. The new X5 and X6 models will feature fresh exterior styling, with a contemporary and spacious interior complete with BMW Curved Display powered by BMW iDrive 8.
The vehicles will have new electrified powertrains, including a reengineered X5 xDrive50e plug-in hybrid that has an increased electric range and 100 additional horsepower. The X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition will be the first BMW M vehicles to feature 48-volt mild hybrid technology. The historic 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ race car will also be on display at the event, alongside an example of the road version of the 3.0 CSL.
The 1960 BMW 507 Roadster, one of the most celebrated roadsters in BMW’s history, will also be exhibited. The 507 Sport Series II, chassis number 70240, is the only 507 designated as a 1960 model and was the very last 507 to leave the Munich plant. Finally, visitors will get to see the BMW.Williams FW22-02 Formula One car driven by honoree Jeff Gordon, who will also be showcasing his Championship winning #24 NASCAR car at the event.
BMW is set to take the car world by storm with its introduction of the new 2024 X5 and X6 models, including the M variants. The world premiere of these impressive new cars will take place on the fairways of the Golf Club at Amelia Island during the world-renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance event. This event, which runs from March 3-5 at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, is sure to be a feast for the eyes of car collectors and enthusiasts.
The new X5 and X6 models are designed to impress, with fresh exterior styling that brings a crisp and characterful new look to the X5 Sports Activity Vehicle and X6 Sports Activity Coupe. The interior is spacious and contemporary, featuring the BMW Curved Display powered by BMW iDrive 8 as the centerpiece.
The entire lineup of X5 and X6 models will feature new electrified powertrains, including a reengineered X5 xDrive50e plug-in hybrid that now has almost 100 additional horsepower and an increased electric range. The X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition will also make history as the first BMW M vehicles to feature 48-volt mild hybrid technology.
Visitors to the event will be able to see the historic 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’ race car, regarded as the first race car produced by the then new BMW Motorsports. The 1972 BMW CSL FIA Group 2 was campaigned under the direction of Jochen Neerpasch in the German Touring Car Championship as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973. One of nineteen original racing CSLs produced, this car, chassis number 997, was the fourth CSL race car built and has an extensive race history both in Europe and North America.