BMW India has launched the fourth generation X5. The 2019 BMW X5 price in India is Rs 72.90 lakh, ex-showroom. There are two variants and three trims available in all. These include the xDrive30d Sport, xDrive30d XLine for Rs 82.40 lakh and the Rs 82.40 lakh xDrive40i M Sport. The former two are diesel while the latter is a petrol. Bookings have already started and BMW is making this model in India at its Chennai facility. The engines are manufactured for BMW in India by Force Motors.
This 2019 BMW X5 looks good!
Definitely! We like the way the kidney grille is now enlarged and presents an imposing presence. Not only this, the new X5 also is bigger than the car it replaces. The BMW Laser technology has been incorporated in the headlights and you can also see the blue elements inside as well. The tail lights are wraparound LED units as well. 19-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tyres have been provided as well.
Inside, you can see the elevated driving position, the electrically adjustable front seats with memory function and a 650 litre boot. The 10-inch infotainment system is inclined towards the driver and there is also a head-up display available. A new i-Drive control wheel too has been provided. BMW provides a Comfort Access package that detects the key within a 1.5m range and automatically unlocks the doors as well as the boot. An electric luggage compartment blind too has been added. This is one of those SUVs which boast a soft close function for the doors. Push the door to the slot lightly and the electricals will pull it inwards thereby ensuring that no sound is made in the process.
In terms of driver aids, there is also Parking Assistant Plus that helps park the car in a tight spot. The system, once activated, will take over the steering, brakes and acceleration. There is also a Reverse Assistant that replays the last 50 metres driven ahead and accordingly helps reverse the car into spot. Needless to say, there is also a 360-degree around view monitor.
What engines does the new BMW X5 run?
As discussed before, there is a petrol and diesel engine on offer. The former is BS-VI compliant and is a 3-litre turbocharged unit. It produces 340PS/450Nm. BMW though will start sales of this model sometime later this year, though. 0-100kmph comes up in 5.5 seconds with this engine. The diesel in the meanwhile is the familiar 265PS/620Nm 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder motor. It accelerates from 0-100kmph in just 6.5s. An 8-speed steptronic transmission, start-stop, Eco Pro mode, brake energy recuperation and more are available as standard.
The 2019 BMW X5 locks horns with the Mercedes GLE, Audi Q7, Volvo XC60 and the Range Rover Velar.