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BMW is once again setting the standard for the Sports Activity Vehicle with the new fourth generation X5, powered by TwinPower and M Performance engines.

08 Jun 2018 | International News : Germany


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 and comfort. It's a winning formula with previous generations selling in excess of 2.2 million examples since the first X5 launched in 1999.

The roof rails, side window surrounds and other trim elements in high-gloss black flag up the dynamic potential of the SAV
The all new X5 demonstrates the latest BMW advances in technology, design and safety, with the highest level of autonomous capability yet seen on a BMW X model.

A choice of TwinPower and M Performance petrol and diesel engines are matched to a new eight-speed Steptronic gearbox and the latest version of xDrive for maximum comfort, capability and performance.

The latest X5 retains the hallmark proportions of an Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), but the pared-back design language - clean surfacing and precise lines providing elegant poise and muscular authority - is new.

With a wheelbase 42mm longer than its predecessor, an increase in vehicle length of 36mm, an extra 66mm of width and a 19mm increase in height, the new BMW X5 has both an imposing appearance and generous levels of space for passengers and their luggage.

There will be one petrol and two diesel units available from the latest generation of engines. The power unit fitted in the new BMW X5 xDrive40i enjoys free-revving ability and eager response. The 3.0-litre unit employs a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct petrol injection technology with a maximum pressure of 350 bar.

The carefully selected materials in the interior include the new Vernasca leather variant for the standard leather upholstery
The straight-six generates its maximum output of 335bhp, while the peak torque of 450Nm is available. The new BMW X5 xDrive40i completes the 0-100km/h sprint in just 5.5 seconds.

The task of maximising traction, agility and directional stability in the new BMW X5 falls to the latest generation of the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system, which is now able to split drive torque between the front and rear wheels with even greater precision and speed on demand.

The design principle underpinning the chassis - based on a double-wishbone front axle and a five-link rear axle - is complemented by the standard Dynamic Damper Control system, whose electronically controlled dampers sharpen the car's handling dynamics at the same time as increasing ride and suspension comfort.

Inside, the fully-digital instrument cluster and the Control Display share the same graphics and design, with the centre console hosting the Controller, the newly designed transmission selector lever and all other driving-related controls. A similarly new-look control panel for the heating and air conditioning is also on hand and the light functions in the new X5 are likewise operated using buttons.

Other new features on board the BMW X5 include the four-zone air conditioning system and the panoramic glass roof, whose clear surface is 30 percent larger than on the outgoing car.
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