BMW X5 M Competition Gets Spray-On Autoflex Fire Orange II Wrap
Scrolling through the Bimmerpost forum, we came across this dazzling Fire Orange II BMW X5 M Competition.
Unbeknown to us, we thought it was someone who had splashed for an expensive BMW Individual paint option but it is actually a spray-on ‘wrap’ similar to Plastidip.
Subsequently, we found out that there is a product on the market that simply blows away everything that came before it. It’s called Autoflex and is essentially a high-end professional paint job that can be peeled away.
AutoFlex is perfect for professional body shops, paint shops, and custom shops looking for the finish of a high-end paint job at the price of a wrap. It’s available in matte, satin or high gloss, and can be sanded, buffed, polished and waxed like a standard clear coat.
While the X5 M is an extraordinary achievement in the dark art of making an SUV handle like a sportscar and boasts a superbly effective engine coupled with a world-class transmission, the sacrifices aren’t worth the rewards. The ride is too intrusive on a vehicle that will likely function as luxury family transport, and the price – certainly on par with its rivals – seems far too high when BMW offers an M50i with 90% of the talent at 64% of the cost.
Too often, the experience doesn’t justify the price of admission. That applies here, too. While the disorderly X5 M showed us a good ol’ time, it left us battered and bruised. We’d happily fork out less money for access to a more cultured performance. M50i, it’s your turn to shine.
Picture the scene: you’re at a concert of a musician you’ve long admired. There’s a palpable sense of expectation in the air. Then, the supporting act takes the stage and woos the crowd, to everyone’s surprise. It’ll be a tough act for the main entertainer to follow …