BMW’s new breed of grandeur, X5 a mid-size luxury SUV is all set to boss every road it faces. In the already crowded segment, the direct competitors of X5 are Jaguar F-Pace, Audi Q7, Mercedes GLE, Volvo XC90, and Land Rover Discovery. BMW likes to call X5 a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) rather than a Sports Utility Vehicle (SAV) for its on-road potential and unibody design.
In terms of specifications and colour choices, BMW presents three variants. All the three colours - Black Sapphire, Mineral White, and Phytonic Blue - together with the Leather 'Vernasca' design perforated Upholstery interior parades the elegance of X5.
The 2998cc xDrive40i engine that hits the 100 kmph mark in 5.5 seconds and possesses a fuel economy of 11.24 km/l while the 2993cc xDrive30d engine compromises the acceleration (0-100 kmph in 6.5 seconds) to achieve a fuel economy of 13.38 km/l.
In Drive and Transmission package xDrive, Servotronic Steering Assist, Cruise Control with braking function, BMW Driving Experience Switch (with 3 modes namely ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT) are standard across all three variants.
Active Park Distance Control, ABS with Brake Assist, Attentiveness Assistant, BMW Condition Based Service - an Intelligent maintenance system, Cornering Brake Control (CBC) Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Electronic Vehicle Immobiliser, Three-point seat belts at all seats including pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters in the front, Hill Descent Control (HDC), ISOFIX child seat mounting, Side-impact protection, are standard safety features for all three trims.