Press Release – New BMW X5 available in India
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BMW launched the new X5 yesterday in India and here is the press release explaining the models on sale in detail. The new X5 isn’t an all new model, it’s a facelifted vehicle brought into India as a CBU.
Press Release –
The new BMW X5 debuts in India.
More dynamic and luxurious than ever, the new BMW X5 enhances itself with highest level of driving pleasure and unprecedented efficiency.
Gurgaon. The new BMW X5 was unveiled at Bird Automotive, the new BMW dealership facility in Gurgaon. The new BMW X5 has been launched in two variants: BMW X5 xDrive50i (petrol) and BMW X5 xDrive30d (diesel) and can be ordered at BMW dealerships across India.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India said, “The new BMW X5 continues to set the standards in driving dynamics, combining more than ever before the fascinating driving experience offered by a BMW X model with outstanding efficiency. Its expressive design, innovative features and its premium character render the new BMW X5 the ultimate ambassador of its segment in every sense of the word.”
“The new BMW X5 remains a benchmark and with greater supremacy than ever; it combines the joy of driving with elegance, efficiency, safety and unmatched performance. We are confident that the trend-setting qualities of the new BMW X5 will win admiration amongst individuals who do not negotiate on luxury and performance whether on or off-road.” Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India further added.
Deliveries of the new BMW X5 will commence from October onwards. Both variants will be available in India as CBU (completely built-up unit) and the all India ex-showroom prices are as follows –
The new BMW X5 xDrive50i : 69,50,000 INR
The new BMW X5 xDrive30d : 52,99,000 INR
Note: Ex-showroom price excludes RTO registration charges, tax, insurance, handling charges; Octroi and entry tax (as applicable). The above ex-showroom prices are exclusive of sales tax / VAT applicable on sale to the customer. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice.
The new BMW X5 will be available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in the following metallic colours: Black Sapphire, Space Grey, Titanium Silver and Platinum Bronze. In addition, Deep Sea Blue, Platinum Grey and Sparkling Bronze are new colours in the range of metallic colours available for the new BMW X5.
Nevada leather is the standard upholstery for the new BMW X5 and is available in the following colours: Beige, Black, Oyster, Cinnamon Brown and Tobacco. Perforated Beige and Perforated Black is available with the Luxury Package. The following interior trims are available: Fine-wood trim Burl Walnut, Fine-wood trim Bamboo Grain Dark and Fine-wood trim Poplar Grain Light.
The new BMW X5: Description in Brief
The newly interpreted design vocabulary typical of BMW X models comprises above all the structure of the front apron and the position of the standard fog lamps as well as a redesigned rear apron adopting the structure of the front end. An increase in the percentage of front and rear end surfaces painted in body colour emphasises the on-road characteristics of the BMW X5, thereby reflecting the vehicle’s higher level of sportiness. With its distinctively contoured bonnet, large-sized BMW kidney grille and dual round headlights slightly cut off at the top, the new BMW X5 boasts a strikingly expressive front end that symbolises power and presence.
In conjunction with the Xenon headlights, fitted as standard, the dual round headlights incorporate LED Corona Rings. The L-shaped, redesigned taillights, each with two homogeneously illuminated LED light banks, reflect the brand-typical nighttime design of the rear end.
The interior of the new BMW X5 is characterised by a generous amount of space and a modern, sophisticated design. In addition to the high seating position, the BMW X5 can accommodate up to seven persons with the optional third-row seats.
Thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics, all versions of the new BMW X5 include brake energy regeneration. In overrun phase, i.e. as soon as the driver stops accelerating, the released kinetic energy is transformed by brake energy regeneration into electrical energy that can be stored. So the battery can be charged “free of charge”. The battery then needs less power input when the vehicle starts up again, which frees up the engine and reduces consumption.
The new top-of-the-range model is the BMW X5 xDrive50i, whose V8 power unit featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct petrol injection (High Precision Injection) has an output of 300 kW/407 hp. It produces a maximum torque of 600 Nm at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm and accelerates from 0 – 100 kmph in 5.5 seconds.
The all-aluminium six-cylinder diesel with TwinPower Turbo and Common Rail direct injection featured in the BMW X5 xDrive30d delivers an output of 180 kW/245 hp. It produces a maximum torque of 540 Nm at 1,750 – 3,000 rpm and accelerates from 0 – 100 kmph in 7.6 seconds.
All versions of the new BMW X5 are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard equipment of the new BMW X5 also includes the speed-dependent Servotronic steering assistance system. The new BMW X5 is equipped as standard with the latest generation of the iDrive control system. The new BMW X5 offers a multitude of unique driver assistance systems for optimising comfort, the use of infotainment functions as well as safety.