2023 BMW X5, X6 Facelifts Unveiled Globally, Gets New Design and Features

BMW has pulled covers from the X5 and the X6 facelifts. These luxury cars with several new features have been unveiled for international markets. For India, the carmaker is expected to bring these updated models sometime later this year.

By Sanorita | on February 9, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

BMW has finally revealed the much-awaited X5 and X6 facelifts. These luxury cars now have revamped exteriors, redesigned interiors, and an improved plug-in hybrid powertrain. Both models get new lower bumpers with more aggressive-looking air intakes, a new set of narrow LED headlights, and updated daytime running light signatures. The BMW X6 is sportier than the X5. Due to its coupe shape, it sports a significantly narrower front grille than its sibling and a more steeply curved windscreen. A new light-up grille is an option for both models. The X5 and X6 come with revamped interiors, sporting BMW's new design language, and get a new curved display. The 12.3-inch and 14.9-inch screens, embedded with the latest OS8, have modern connectivity features.

The new dashboard has thinner vents and an illuminated trim strip (on the passenger side), housing the car name, with the letter ‘M’ in the performance versions. There are now fewer tactile touch surfaces on the centre console. Further, the gear lever has been replaced by a toggle-switch style device.

The 2024 X5 Interior 1

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On the mechanical front, a revised line-up of petrol, diesel, and petrol-electric plug-in drivetrains will power the redesigned models, which will have an eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW's xDrive four-wheel drive system as standard. All of these drivetrains are said to offer improved efficiency and economy.

Both models include the most recent generation of six- and eight-cylinder BMW engines with 48V mild hybrid technology as standard. The 3.0-litre in-line six petrol engine now delivers 47bhp more, at 375bhp. With the mild-hybrid system providing the boost, the torque has increased by 70Nm. In contrast, the 3.0-litre diesel unit now produces 294bhp and 670Nm instead of 261bhp and 620Nm. The new M60i model has a 4.0-litre petrol V8 that puts out 523bhp and 750Nm.

BMW M60i

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In international markets, the X5 competes with vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7, while the X6 goes up against the GLE Coupe and Audi Q8. Currently, we have no update about the launch of these cars in India. However, we expect that BMW will bring the updated models to our market later this year. 


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