With all Dynamic Design, BMW X5 SUV launched in India by Sachin Tendulkar

May 16 2019 02:54 PM
With all Dynamic Design, BMW X5 SUV launched in India by Sachin Tendulkar

BMW X5 was launched in India at ₹72.9 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). Also present at the car's launch was Sachin Tendulkar, colloquially referred to as 'God of Cricket', who unveiled the made-in-India X5 SUV. BMW said the car will be available only in a diesel variant for now and that a petrol variant will be added to the line-up later this year. New BMW X5 Prices (ex-showroom, pan India), xDrive30d Sport: ₹72.9 lakh,  xDrive30d xLine: ₹82.4 lakh, xDrive40i M Sport: ₹82.4 lakh

To be noted that the Bavarian carmaker is offering the 2019 X5 in two diesel models, xDrive30d Sport and xDrive30d xLine, while the petrol variant, i.e. xDrive40i M Sport, as we had mentioned above, will be launched later in 2019. And before we forget, the BMW X5's list of colour options includes the following metallic paintworks: Mineral White, Phytonic Blue, and Black Sapphire. This fourth-generation iteration of the SUV is actually the largest X5; it is 35 mm longer, 32 mm wider, and 11 mm taller as compared to the third-gen model. However, it continues to offer the same amount of boot space, 645-litres, though it can be expanded to 1,640-litres with the rear seat folded.

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It’s beautiful design -- the SUV, now bigger than its predecessor, features a comparatively more athletic design language, which includes several noticable elements, such as the bigger one-piece hexagonal kidney grille, a chiseled bonnet, new signature LED lights with BMW Laser Light technology with blue X-shaped elements, and 3D wrap-around LED tail lights. Inside, things might seem a tad familiar because the overall layout is in sync with the direction observed on other BMW cars. The company has loaded its newest SUV with provisions such as a floating infotainment screen, BMW Live Cockpit Professional display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and updated iDrive among others. In addition to that, the new BMW X5 also gets four-zone climate control, a customisable display, voice and gesture control, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, screens for rear seat passengers, ambient lighting, welcome carpet light, etc.

The BMW X5 diesel is powered by the 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine that, paired to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, puts out 261.4 bhp at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 620 Nm at 1,500-2,500 rpm. The SUV can go from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.

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