2021 BMW X5 M hey guys what's up it's joe rady from radius rise i'm back here at reed's bmw in tampa florida and guess what look what we have this is a 2021. Bmw x5m competition but before we get into this tanzanite blue performance power pack punch of an suv let's talk about what's going on here this brand bmw.
That originated making airplanes and airplane engines has now gotten to this pinnacle level of producing vehicles that, not only have bold styling but also, have luxury and some crazy amount of performance now the x5 believe it or not has been around since 1999 i. Don't think anybody including yours truly ever thought that an x5 could have this level of performance because you know. What underneath that hood we got some twin turbocharged goodness and all-wheel drive that's gonna claw you from, zero to 60 in just a mind-blowing amount of time now there is some competition of course especially from the other german. European brands from audi and mercedes-benz but what i want to find out is is this x5m competition is it the ultimate is it the perfect performance suv that midsize suv so let's go, ahead let's dive in and see if we can find that out right off the bat the color sparkles. Like a blue diamond so absolutely perfect for this suv starting off at the front of the, business you can see that unique style to bmw when, it comes to their headlight design you have the signature halo daytime running lamps the led lighting led turn signals looking sharp we work our way down you can see all the beautiful lines in. The front fascia on this x5m competition you have massive openings for all the different cooling that's, going to go on for those coolers located behind. The front bumper you work your way down just everything is functional and that's what a true m vehicle is all about it used to be just about m3s and, m5s this x5m is really doing the performance motorsport business because remember m stands for motorsport all that. Racing wrapped into one heck of a family hauler now, as we come across the grill section you're gonna get that signature kidney grill shape and you know what when you look, at the new upcoming m3 and the m4 these grills don't look so big anymore but still has that kidney shaped grill design love the way the hood kind of just drips in, nicely into that grill of course you're, gonna get forward-facing camera vertical slots everything is gloss black with your x5m logo there that lets you know that this is a true m car it's not just a decorative thing or some. Fancy wheels or something it's, doing the business just wait and see you work your way down more functionality everything is wide open down here i like the honeycomb shape grille design for the lower section and you can see, how they integrate their front splitter right. Into the front fascia so it's not like a bunch of stuck on parts that's one thing i really like about the front end of any of the m vehicles is.
Just the the sheer aggressiveness but also how everything has, a purpose and it's super clean now when we get up onto the hood that iconic logo there bavarian motor works simple on. The lines you're just going to have a nice rise that almost makes it. To the windshield and then fades away and then you're going to have a nice boomerang curve that goes right towards the a-pillar that's all you need as we come around. The bend what are we working with on our particular x-5m competition, fee feast your eyes on those wheels so that is the optional 21 inch wheel m branded logo on there you got that michelin pilot sport 4s tires massive rotors i, mean if you had a pizza, last night and i know that you did those are bigger than the pizza that you had those calipers are just ridiculous six piston brembo calipers with the m badging on there is gonna clamp. Down on those rotors, and you know what it's gonna give everybody it's gonna stop on a dime and give everybody a deutsche mark that's the kind of return on. Investment you get in that braking capability of course all four corners, we're gonna have adaptive dampers which you could stiffen or soften depending on the mood that you're in when it comes to the wheel design i like the machined. Aluminum i like the the gloss black and a 21 inch wheel they're meaty i mean up front you have 295 on the width and a very slim 35. Series sidewall and those 4s tires are just such a good durable you're going to get some wear. Out of it but you're going to get some grip as well you have your side vent here looking super. Clean i like, the way they integrated the x5m badging there gloss black makes it blend in very nicely especially with our particular tanzanite blue bmw does a great.
Job on their mirrors i mean you could see the aero work looks like it's right off of a race. Car my only zonk is these should be carbon fiber on an x5m competition these should be carbon fiber. But you do have your turn signals nice and slim in there of course you're going to. Get cameras for your full 360. you have low gloss black roof rails gloss black treatment around the top and the bottom surrounding your side glass but, you can see how the body line look at how it just picks up nicely and then comes, into the rear door and raises up and i also like that nice layered fender look that it gives super super clean that side sill extension down here the way it flares out, into the rear and when you're talking about meaty when you're talking about where's the beef, i don't know if, anybody remembers in the 80s those where the where's the beef commercials the beef is back here 315 on the width 30 series sidewall like i said 20 inch wheel love the design you got. The bmw branded logo there cross drilled fully ventilated with the blue calipers and there's that fender, flare which when lori comes around i wanted to showcase just how nice it comes off of the side of the vehicle there you can see that beautiful, flare and then out back you get a nice low roof spoiler beautiful design. Of course you got a color match shark fin antenna you can see all the metallic flake in this this thing looks, like a bass boat looks like a bowling ball my zonk is what is this this needs. To be tucked up under here clean it up this has got to be one of the largest badges in the whole auto industry but. You know what it's saying it loud and proud x5m competition we, got the extra juice underneath the hood and as we drop down guess what my. Personal favorite radius rides approved quad tip exhaust staggered exhaust this one's a little bit.