BMW launched the fourth-generation X5 in India with more features and equipment as compared to its predecessor. The new BMW X5 xDrive 30d is currently available in two trims – Sport and xLine, and both the variants are powered by a BS-VI compliant 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder diesel engine that produces 261.5bhp and 620Nm. Later this year, the German premium car manufacturer will introduce the X5 xDrive40i in the M Sport variant which will be powered by a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder petrol engine that generates 335bhp and 430Nm of torque.
What’s good about it?
The new BMW X5 is based on the new CLAR platform. The SUV is now longer, wider and taller by 36mm, 66mm and 19mm, respectively, thereby offering more room for the occupants. The SUV now gets a stylish glass gear-selector lever along with leather upholstery, multifunction seats, automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, dynamic ambient lighting, passenger screens and wireless charging. Additionally, the new X5 now gets an updated iDrive system with customisable display, gesture/voice command and touchscreen panel.
What’s not so good?
The X5 Sport variant does not get the 360-degree camera and the Harman Kardon surround sound system. On the other hand, the top-spec xLine does not get the electric driver seat adjustment memory function, which is available in the Sport variant.
Best variant to buy?
Well, here you can only choose between two diesel variants - Sport and the xLine. For the ones who like to settle for nothing but the best, the xLine is the one for you. It offers class-leading features like laserlight headlamps, 360-degree camera and xLine package with distinctive highlights for the grille, window frame, sporty side skirts, BMW designated door sill strips and more. As for the practical buyers out there, the Sport variant will save you about Rs 9.5 lakhs, while only missing out on a few bells and whistles from the top-spec variant.
3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine
261.5bhp and 620Nm
Eight-speed Steptronic transmission with xDrive AWD system
Did you know?
The petrol version of the X5, the xDrive40i in M Sport, will be introduced later this year. The diesel and the petrol variants get the 3.0-litre engine and are BS-VI compliant.