We are reporting LIVE from the event where BMW India is about to launch the new X5 in India today. Known to be one of the best handling SUVs across the world, the X5 is also the largest SUV on offer by the Bavarian carmaker.
Codenamed as F15, the new X5 is the third generation of the highly successful SUV. With the launch of the new model in India, the Indian subsidiary of the Bavarian car maker should see more premium car buyers joining the BMW club. The new generation X5 features an all new styling that seems to have been inspired from that of many other cars in the BMW line up. The air vents on the new bumper seem to come from 4 Series Coupe concept.
At the rear, the new X5 gets a new set of tail lamps that seem to have been inspired by those on the X3. On the inside, the car will become more luxurious with higher quality of materials used and will come with an updated version of the iDrive. The new X5 is bigger in size and has more spacious interiors.
Internationally, the new X5 is offered with three engines, two petrols and one diesel. Here’s all we know about the internationally offered X5.
The X5 sDrive35i (RWD) and X5 xDrive35i (AWD) models are powered by BMW’s 3.0-liter turbo inline six, which produces 300 horsepower of power at 5,800 rpm and 405Nm of torque between 1,200-5,000 rpm.
The more powerful X5 xDrive50i has a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 with 445 bhp @ 5,500 – 6,000 rpm and 650NM of torque between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm.
For the diesel lovers, the X5 is available with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six with 255 bhp and 560 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm.
Transmission duties on all variants are taken care of by an eight-speed automatic transmission that provides great efficiency and, surprisingly, has a launch control mode.
Driving Dynamics Control lets drivers select between COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+ and ECO PRO modes. Additionally, an Adaptive M Suspension, which is available only on M Sport models includes an extra firm Sport+ mode.
Dynamic Performance Control system brings torque vectoring at the rear axle for more balanced responses. Dynamic
Performance Control and Dynamic Damper Control can be combined in the Dynamic Handling Package, which also includes Active Roll Stabilization.
Some of the standard features include
- Leatherette upholstery (xDrive35i)
- Leather upholstery (xDrive50i)
- Heated and power-adjustable front seats
- Navigation system with a 10.2-inch display screen
- Power tailgate
- Panoramic moonroof
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- 205-watt, nine-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with HD Radio as well as AUX and USB inputs, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
- Power-adjustable steering column
- Automatic headlights
- LED foglamps
- LED Daytime running lights
- Xenon self-leveling adaptive headlights.
- Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard on X5 sDrive35i, xDrive 35i and xDrive35d
- xDrive50i gets 19-inch alloy wheels
The options list includes
Three optional equipment trims Luxury Line, xLine and M Sport
The Luxury Line
- 19-inch V-spoke alloy wheels
- chrome window surround
- Satin Aluminum roof rails
- Chrome grille accents
- lower front air intakes
- Side air intakes
- Rear bumper accent
- Sport leather steering wheel.
- 19-inch Orbit Grey alloy wheels
- Aluminum running boards
- Satin Aluminum roof rails and window trim
- Sport leather steering wheel
- Silver matte accents for the grille, exhaust pipes, rear bumper and side air intakes.
The M Sport
- An aggressive body kit
- 19-inch M Light double spoke alloy wheels
- High-gloss roof railings
- M Steering wheel
- sport automatic transmission
- Sport seats
- Aluminum hexagon interior trim
- Anthracite headliner
- M foot rest and door sills
Other optional items include
- Night vision with pedestrian detection
- Four-zone automatic climate control
- Nappa leather dashboard
- Full LED headlights
- Rear seat entertainment package
- Active steering
- Heated rear seats
- Surround View camera system
- Dynamic Handling Package
- 1,200-watt, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
- Internationally, the X5 also comes with Traffic Jam Assistant, which makes the X5 partially autonomous under 40km/h by keeping a preset distance from the vehicle in front and using active steering to stay in the center of a lane.
The new X5 can be booked with a payment of INR 5 lakh and deliveries in India are expected to start by early June.