The new BMW X5 with fresh modern design launched in Mumbai recently. Locally produced the X5 is available in diesel variant presently while, the petrol variant is expected to be available later during the year. Legendary sportsman Sachin Tendulkar did the unveiling.
Dr Hans-Christian Baertels, president, BMW Group India said, “BMW established the sports activity vehicle (SAV) segment in India with the launch of BMW X5 in 1999. The X5 has been the best-selling car in the segment for many years and is one of our most successful models. The fourth generation variant embodies this model’s typical characteristics of versatility, sovereignty and luxury.“ He added that, the latest variant of the X5 is bound to add another chapter to the success story by introducing a new interpretation of the letter X. „Combining an elegant and strong design with supreme on and off-road ability, the new X5 has an even greater blend of premium luxury performance, technology and comfort,” said Baertels.
Locally-produced, the new X5 is available in three design schemes – Sport, xLine and M Sport. Sport celebrates the gust of adrenaline with sporty style and self-confidence, xLine puts on a powerful character that enhances the car’s off-road looks and M Sport enhances the dynamic character distinguishing itself as an elite sports model.
BMW’s service packages are optionally available with the new X5. These service packages cover condition based service (CBS) and maintenance work with a choice of plans from 3 years/ 40,000 kms to 10 years/ 2,00,000 kms. These include original parts required for routine service work irrespective of how many times the service is done. The new X5 also comes with optional repair inclusive warranty benefits from third year of operation to maximum sixth year, after the completion of the standard two-year warranty period. Thus, the car is covered for warrantable repairs for up to six years without any mileage limitations. Together, these packages provide complete peace of mind and freedom to enjoy unlimited driving pleasure.
Design of the new X5
In the latest variant the X5 has grown in all dimensions compared to its predecessor while retaining its character and proportions. Its design language is now more athletic with more clearly defined surfaces and even more precise lines. The enlarged one-piece hexagonal kidney grille paired with a sculptured bonnet and short overhangs gives the iconic front an imposing appearance. The laser light technology with blue X-shaped elements makes a distinctive visual proclamation. The car makes a solid and dynamic impression on the road because of its muscular stance – an effect that is supported by the 3D wrap-around LED taillights that reach far into the sides.
The interior boasts of an elevated seat position and generously proportioned interior. Folding down the 40:20:40 split rear seat backrest increases boot capacity from 650 litres to 1,870 litres, making the vehicle suitable for all kinds of journeys. The absolute highlight in the interior is the new unique feature, crafted clarity- which is a host of operational features crafted in exquisite glass that embellish the insert of the gear selector, the iDrive control wheel, the audio control button and the start/stop button.