The BMW X5

01/10/2019

The BMW X5

01/10/2019

A new breed of grandeur. The BMW X5 design makes a powerful statement. The enlarged one-piece kidney grille, which has a hexagonal design, is paired with a sculptured bonnet, and gives the iconic front a new lease of life. Other standout features include the short overhang, a compact wheelbase, and a noticeably more upright appearance. And when combined with the elegant roof line, it’s grandeur and sportiness is in perfect harmony.

The power of more.Drivers can expect more from the BMW X5; more functionality, more space and more adventures. In part, this is made possible by the new electric split-tailgate, which helps with loading/unloading, and also the optional third row of seats. It also comes with Adaptive two-axle air suspension, sump-guard under-body protection and an optional xOffroad pack, which includes four new off-road driving modes. What more could you want?

Unleash wilder adventures.Thanks to the xOffroad pack, the BMW X5 is prepared for wilder adventures. Four driving modes – xSand, xRocks, xGravel and xSnow – allow for adjustments to the xDrive capabilities and empower drivers in a range of adverse conditions. Featuring a specific xOffroad interface, under body protection, and optimised gearbox and pedal controls,it’s a new form of driving pleasure to explore.

Sense of occasion.Luxury has been taken to new heights, and it's instantly noticeable. For drivers, there’s a new superior driver-orientated cockpit to immerse in. For everyone to enjoy, there is sublime Vernasca leather upholstery as standard and an optional upgrade to high-quality Merino leather. What’s more, the BMW X5 boasts a full sensory experience with an Ambient Air Package and enhanced interior mood lighting, which not only elevates the driving experience but also responds to incoming alerts, such as phone calls.

Light the way.Intelligent yet stylish light features make the BMW X5 hard to miss. At the forefront is the remarkable Laserlight technology; this allows drivers to seethe road up to 500m ahead. But it’s not all about functionality; there’s also the light carpet which ushers you into your seat, dynamic interior mood lighting, and 3D full LED taillights.

Connecting your worlds. Thanks to some smart digital enhancements, the Ultimate Driving Machine is more intuitive than ever before.Underpinning everything is the new BMW Operating System 7.0. It intelligently integrates vehicle functions through gestures, speech, a new larger touchscreen and iDrive controls. There’s also a new instrument cluster with a more contemporary look, and features such as the new Intelligent Personal Assistant,which learns and remembers driver behaviour, seamlessly integrates the journey with everyday life.

Thanks to the M Performance TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine, which is complemented by the Adaptive M Suspension Professional, the BMW X5 M50i delivers 530hp and powers to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds. Also available is the BMW X5 M50d which has M Performance Twin Power Turbo in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine, which offers 400hp and goes from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds.

Adding grandeur to both models is the enlarged BMW kidney grille in Cerium Grey and gloss-lathed 22” V-Spoke 747 M light alloy wheels.