BMW is set to launch the 4th generation X5 in India on the 16th of May 2019.
As per reports, the diesel variant will hit the market first, followed by the petrol variant a little later.
BMW intends to price the new X5 competitively for India Market; with the diesel variant expected to cost ₹ 78 lacs (ex-showroom) priced in the same berth as key rival Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d (₹ 77.8 lacs ex-showroom in Delhi).
- The new X5 will be available in India with two engine options – the diesel version xDrive30d comes with a 3.0-litre motor that delivers 265Bhp and 620Nm of torque.
- The petrol variant xDrive40i variant will boast a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with performance outputs of 340Bhp and 500Nm of torque.
- Both the variants will come with a 8-speed automatic gearbox and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive setup as standard fitting.
- Bookings for the new X5 have already begun with deliveries expected to commence by end of May 2019.
The new BMW X5 is based on a renewed design concept but retains popular silhouette. The front has new kidney grills that are bigger and meaner than the predecessor.
The headlamp cluster is also redesigned with laser light technology and features a twin-ring led lamps with a blue X-shaped feature.
The car features more muscular lines that travel the entire breadth of the car till the taillight. The rear lamps are also different from the older version with an understated and more condensed look. The new version features an electric split tailgate, in continuation to the previous version.
The new tweaked diesel engine will let the new X5 accelerate 0-100 kmph in 6.5 seconds. There is enough power and torque, reduced response lag and linear power delivery make speeding a smoother experience.
The 8-Speed gearbox borrowed from the previous version aligns well and is smooth and effective, especially in Sport mode. The new version gets an optional twin axle air suspension. The option comes as standard equipment with the off-road package. The new feature lets the driver adjust the ride height as per their preference. It also offers real-time response based on surface or traction demands of the road.
The new X5 pioneers terrain modes for sand, rock, gravel or snow driving. A new feature, X-Rocks mode, raises the car by up to 40 mm over the standard 214 mm clearance for an unparalleled off-roading quotient.
The new BMW X5
India Launch: 16th May
The X5 diesel will have two variants – Luxury line and Sport line. The petrol variant will sport the performance-oriented M Sport trim only, with sports inspired front- and rear-bumper design, side skirtings and alloy wheels.