Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar unveiled the all-new BMW X5 in India today. Locally-produced, the all-new BMW X5 is available in a diesel variant at dealerships from today onwards and the petrol variant will be available later in 2019. The all-new BMW X5 is available in three design schemes – Sport, xLine and M Sport, where diesel models are available in xDrive30d Sport and xDrive30d xLine trim. The petrol variant will be available in xDrive40i M Sport guise.
Power wise, the 30d variants are propelled by a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder diesel engine which cranks out 265 Hp at 4,000 rpm and a massive 620 Nm of torque between 1,500 – 2,500 rpm. All that is mated to an 8-speed Steptronic gearbox. However, only the xLine trim gets paddles behind the wheel. Powered by this motor, the X5 can pick up its skirt and run towards 100 km/h from standstill in 6.5 seconds. The M Sport petrol is powered by 3.0-litre six-cylinder motor which cranks out 340 HP and 450 Nm of torque, paired with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport Transmission system. The petrol-powered X5 is a second faster than the diesel to the 100 km/h mark. All variants get power transferred to all four wheels with variable torque distribution.
In terms of pricing, the fourth-generation X5 asks for INR 72,90,000 for the xDrive30d Sport, INR 82,40,000 for the xDrive30d xLine and INR 82,40,000 for the xDrive40i M Sport. The proportions of the all-new BMW X5 have grown in all dimensions compared to its predecessor while retaining its character and proportions. Its design language has become more athletic, with more clearly defined surfaces and precise lines. The enlarged one-piece hexagonal kidney grille paired with a sculptured bonnet and short overhangs gives the front an imposing appearance and BMW Laser Light technology with blue X-shaped elements make a distinctive visual proclamation. At the rear, all that is supported by the 3D wrap-around LED taillights that reach far into the sides.
Inside, folding down the 40:20:40 split rear seat backrest increases boot capacity from 650 litres to 1,870 litres, making the all-new BMW X5 suitable for all kinds of journeys. The absolute highlight in the interior is the new unique feature – ‘Crafted Clarity’ – which is a host of operational features crafted in glass that embellish the insert of the gear selector, the iDrive control wheel, the audio control button and the start/stop button. The Panoramic glass roof features LED light graphics and the Comfort Access System remotely detects the key within a 1.5-meter radius and unlocks the doors and the two-section tailgate. The Luggage-Compartment Package includes slide rails for easy loading and an electrical luggage compartment roller blind. Soft close function for doors adds to the increased levels of comfort for the all-new BMW X5.
A host of BMW ConnectedDrive technologies come fitted with the new X5, including BMW Gesture Control, BMW Display Key, Wireless Charging, BMW Head-Up Display and Wireless Apple CarPlay. The modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional running on latest BMW Operating System 7.0 includes a 3D Navigation, with a high-resolution instrument cluster behind the steering wheel with a 12.3” screen and a control display also measuring 12.3”.
The spread of driver assistance systems includes Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Camera which takes over acceleration, braking as well as steering. The new Reversing Assistant provides support in reversing out of a parking spot or through narrow driveways. It keeps a record of the last 50 metres driven and assists by taking over the steering.
BMW Service Inclusive and BMW Service Inclusive Plus are optionally available with the all-new BMW X5. These service packages cover Condition Based Service (CBS) and maintenance work with a choice of plans from 3 yrs / 40,000 kms to 10 yrs / 2,00,000 kms and start at a pricing of Rs. 1.55 per km. The all-new BMW X5 also comes with optional BMW Repair Inclusive that extend warranty benefits from the third year of operation to maximum sixth year, after the completion of the standard two-year warranty period.