BMW launched the fourth generation X5 in India with a starting price of Rs.72.90 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The new locally assembled X5 2019 will be available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and in three variants.
The diesel trim includes the xDrive30d Sports and xDrive30d xLine while the petrol trim has the top-spec variant xDrive40i M Sport. The 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder diesel engine of BMW X5 xDrive30d makes 265 hp and 620 Nm torque, and the 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder, BS-VI (BS6) compliant petrol engine of BMW X5 xDrive40i produces 340 hp and 450 Nm of peak torque.
While the diesel variant can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in 6.5 seconds, the petrol takes only 5.5 seconds to reach the same. Both engines are mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission.
All new X5 is based on the CLAR platform, seen in the BMW 5 series, 7 series and X3. The new model is bigger than the previous generation model in terms of height, length and width.The wheelbase has also been increased by 42mm and stands at 2975mm now. 2019 X5 comes with many additional features too, that was missing in its predecessor.
A restyled front bumper with larger kidney grille, new headlights, LED daytime running lamps, new X5 sports chunk LED taillights on the rear, redesigned rear bumper, etc. are notable features on the all new X5.
Inside the cabin, new BMW X5 gets features such as BMW live cockpit professional display, floating infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather upholstery, wireless charging, four-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and screens for the rear seat passengers, among others.
2019 X5 also gets BMW's Parking Assistant Plus. Parking assistant plus is a feature that allows the SUV to self park, which is now a common feature in most premium luxury SUV models.
New BMW X5 will continue to compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7.