As we reported earlier, we are at the launch event of the brand new BMW X5. The prices of the big SUV are officially out now. The X5 is launched at the price of INR 70.9 lakh ex-showroom. For now, the vehicle is available only in the xDrive30 Design Pure Experience trim.
The BMW xDrive30d is powered by 3.0 liter diesel engine with 258 bhp of peak power and 560 Nm of peak torque. 0-100 km/h sprint time is 6.9 seconds, and top speed is 230 km/h. Transmission duties are taken care of by an eight speed Sport Automatic transmission.
The BMW X5 xDrive30d will be locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai in diesel variant and will be available at BMW dealerships across India from June 2014 onwards. The ‘Sports Activity Vehicle’ a term coined by BMW, was first used for the X5. The BMW X5 was always meant to be a Sports Activity Vehicle with off road capabilities that could be driven like a sports car. The concept of the BMW X5 encompassed the development of all-terrain models with a clear orientation towards driving dynamics.
The all-new BMW X5 will be available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in the following five metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Space Grey and Sparkling Brown.Design Pure Experience package includes features such as front/rear bumpers with moulding in titanium look; B and C pillar finishers and mirror base in black high gloss; decorative moulding side frame and window recess covers in satinated aluminum, override guards in stainless steel in front, side and rear; remote control key with buttons in chrome and tailpipe finishers in matt chrome.
The interior of the all-new BMW X5 impresses with the overall sense of spaciousness, meticulously selected premium materials and excellent craftsmanship. Inside the cockpit, all the controls, such as the iDrive Touch Controller, are fully geared towards the driver and the overall clarity of the design is pleasure to behold.
The seats for driver and front passenger feature lumbar support and a memory function. Comfort seats in the rear feature particularly comfortable upholstery and can be individually adjusted in numerous ways. The third row of seats enables the interior to be used more flexibly and include two individual fold-down seats facing the direction of travel. To facilitate entry, the second row of seats can be folded down using the Easy Entry Function.
The all-new BMW X5 also comes with a two-part tailgate to provide easy access to smaller luggage items and the lower section opens up to create a platform capable of supporting up to 250 Kg. The rear seatback can be reclined in a 40:20:40 split and can also be completely folded down to increase the compartment capacity to a massive 1870 litres.
The ‘Adaptive suspension package Comfort’ combines Dynamic Damper Control with air cushioning on the rear axle for the ultimate drive comfort.
The all-new BMW X5 comes as standard with BMW xDrive – an intelligent all-wheel drive system that monitors the driving situation constantly and distributes drive power smoothly between the axles. BMW xDrive splits drive variably to the front and rear axles to suit the driving situation and the surface.
Safety features on the new BMW X5 include
- Six air bags
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
- Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
- Hill Descent Control (HDC)
- Side-impact Protection
- Electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensor
Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “The BMW X5 — the founder of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and globally best-selling car in its class — is entering a new chapter in its successful history. The third-generation BMW X5 sees BMW once again setting the benchmark for powerful design, interior spaciousness and luxury, versatility, driving pleasure, efficiency and innovative equipment features. It accentuates the masculine presence and powerful personality and offers customers an all-round package that meets the most exacting and varied demands.”
Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “A typical day in the life of a BMW X5 is always different, depending on which part of the world it calls home. With the all-new BMW X5, you can go just about anywhere in luxury. The engineers and designers who created it have enhanced its luxurious character and taken things to a new level. Exploring the world in the all-new BMW X5 is a joy like no other.”
We have these press release images with us for you to expand and read all about the new machine. In the meantime, we will decode all the variants, features and other important details for you, and present it in a detailed post.
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