BMW India launched the new fourth generation X5 in the country barely a few months after its global debut. Launched in a single diesel trim, the new X5 is priced at Rs 72.90 lakhs (ex-showroom). Let us have a detailed look at the new G05 X5 through pictures:
Based on the new CLAR architecture, the X5 has grown in dimensions compared to its predecessor. It’s also lighter than the older model.
Dimensions wise, the SUV has grown by 36mm in length, 66mm in width and 19mm in height. Meanwhile, the wheel base has been extended by 42mm.
In terms of design, the attention-grabbing detail is the kidney grille which is now larger than ever before and lends an aggressive stance to the imposing fascia.
The sleeker LED headlamps are new and come with BMW’s laser light tech with the adaptive LED signature in the blue X-motif. The front bumper gets large air vents surrounded by black inserts.
Although its profile looks similar to the previous gen model, the new X5 actually rides on 21-inch wheels for the first time. The rear diffuser with integrated exhaust tips lends a sporty appeal to the vehicle.
The cabin is typical BMW with a floating infotainment screen and horizontally laid out centre console. What’s new for the full-size SUV is the fully-digital instrument cluster.
Called the BMW Live Cockpit Professional display, the digital cluster makes its debut in the X5 and it comes as standard fitment. The iDrive has also been updated and it now supports customisable display and gesture control.
The cabin comes with standard leather upholstery, multifunction seats, four-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, dynamic ambient lighting, passenger screens and wireless charging features.
The X5 also debuts the newly designed gear-selector lever.
Internationally, BMW buyers have four powertrain options to choose from. But we only get diesel for now, while a petrol motor will be available later this year.
The xDrive30d is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six diesel producing around 265bhp and 620Nm. The eight-speed Steptronic transmission is standard.
The new X5 also comes with an optional Off-Road package. It gets two-axle air suspension, a body under guard, four driving modes, adjustable ride height (up to 80mm) and electric damper control.