The X5 impresses with its wealth of innovations and represents the most compelling embodiment yet of the familiar Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) blueprint: the ability to venture off road combined with a talent for dynamic driving pleasure on it. Like its predecessors, the BMW X5 will be built at BMW Plant Spartanburg in the US. Its worldwide market launch will begin in November 2018.
The new V8 engine in the BMW X5 xDrive50i and a host of chassis systems making their debut in a BMW X model – such as two axle air suspension, Integral Active Steering and the Off-Road package – enhance the car’s versatility, dynamic ability and comfort levels. The highlights of its significantly expanded suite of driver assistance systems are the Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistant Plus with Reversing Assistant. In addition, the new BMW X5 hosts the unveiling of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional, which allows the display and control system to be geared even more precisely to individual driver needs. It will be BMW’s first model that can be unlocked by the BMW Digital Key via a smartphone.
· Longer wheelbase, increased height and width, provide both an imposing appearance and enviable interior
· New Pared-back design and front large BMW kidney grille with single-piece surround
· Standard with LED headlights, while BMW Laserlight with Adaptive LED Headlights optional.
· 22-inch light-alloy wheels will be offered – a BMW first
· The raised seating position, a new instrument cluster and Control Display.
· Vernasca variant for the standard leather upholstery.
· Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge, Dynamic Interior Light
· Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
· A two-section tailgate for ease of loading.
· Maximum Boot capacity of 1,860 litres
The new BMW X5 will be available from launch with a choice of one V8 and three six-cylinder in-line engines. All will team up with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission offering optimised efficiency and shift dynamics. A quartet of turbochargers allow the six-cylinder in-line diesel engine fitted in the new BMW X5 means the BMW M Performance model can call on a particularly forceful wave of power.
The new BMW Operating System 7.0 display and control concept focuses on optimising attention control. With its clear presentation and structuring, plus customisable and personalised displays, it sets out to provide drivers with the right information at the right time.