In its fourth generation, the new X5 is larger than before, packs more tech, and gets engine upgrades. The 2019 BMW X5 range starts at ₹ 72.9 lakh.
Like all the other new-generation cars from BMW, the X5 too, in this fourth-generation version, takes a huge leap forward in terms of luxury, comfort and technology. First unveiled in June last year, the car has finally made its way to the Indian shores. The new 2019 BMW X5 has been launched in two trim options - the xDrive30d Sport (priced at ₹ 72.9 lakh) and the xDrive30d xLine (priced at ₹ 82.4 lakh). All prices are Ex-showroom. While both xDrive30d versions will be available with a 3.0-litre diesel motor, a more powerful xDrive40i M-Sport petrol version will follow in the later months.
While the 3.0-litre straight-six petrol motor in the xDrive40i M-Sport will put out 335bhp and 450Nm of torque, the more efficient 3.0-litre six-pot diesel unit puts out a healthy 261bhp and 620Nm of torque. While the more powerful petrol motor can propel the X5 from standstill to 100km/h in 5.5 seconds, the torque-heavy diesel can do the same in about 6.5 seconds. However, there's only one transmission option on offer with the 2019 X5 – an 8-speed automatic unit, sending power to all four wheels.
In terms of design, the X5 front-end is in line with the new generation Bimmers. It gets a large kidney grille up front that gives it great presence on the road. LED headlights are offered as standard, but buyers can tick the 'Adaptive' option too. The sleek tail lamps give the rear of the X5 a distinctive appeal without compromising on the typical BMW design philosophy. As far as dimensions go, the X5 is 36mm longer, 66mm wider and 19mm taller than before. In fact, the wheelbase has increased too and now is 42mm longer than the outgoing model.
The 2019 BMW X5 comes packed with technology on the inside. The SUV gets two large 12.3-inch screens - one for the infotainment system and the other for the instrument cluster. Buyers can tick a lot of options for creature comforts including, massage seats and a 1500W 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system. The 2019 X5 also comes with multiple autonomous driving aids, including adaptive cruise control, collision warning, emergency stop assist and more.
The BMW X5 will compete against the likes of the Audi Q7, Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Volvo XC90.