IAB Report – BMW India plans to introduce 2014 X5 & 2014 M5

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The 2014 BMW X5 was announced in May this year, following which production at BMWs American facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina, started in early August. Now in its third generation, the X5 saw BMWs entry into the SUV and crossover segment, following which models such as the X3, X6 and X1 were introduced.

Front three quarter of the 2014 BMW X5
The 2014 X5 entered production in August this year.

When asked about the new X5’s Indian introduction, Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President of BMW India, said –

We would also like to have it in India and we are just planning to introduce it.

The X5 is sold in India as a CBU (Completely Built up Unit) and is available with a single engine option in the xDrive30d spec. This variant is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine producing 240 hp and 540 Nm of torque, enough to accelerate the SUV from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. The current X5 costs INR 80.6 lakhs ex-Showroom.

Front fascia of the 2014 BMW M5
Internationally, BMW updated the M5 and 5 Series GT in the middle of this year.

The Spartanburg facility is the sole production house for the new X5 and as a result, India would also get the car either as a CBU or as a CKD from this plant.

Check out our exhaustive coverage on the 2014 BMW X5

BMW India launched the refreshed 2014 5 Series last month. Mr. von Sahr confirmed that other 5 Series models such as the M5 and the 5 Series GT would be updated as well. The M5 and the 5 GT are sold in India as CBUs and have their ex-Showroom prices at INR 1.21 crores and INR 91.3 lakhs respectively.

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