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The original - Now Even More Supreme.
The new BMW X5.
More dynamic, efficient and luxurious than ever, the new BMW X5 continues to strengthen its leading position within the competitive environment of four wheel driven premium vehicles. Selective design modifications authentically express enhanced sporting characteristics and a completely new engine portfolio combines the highest level of driving pleasure with unprecedented efficiency. Optimally enhanced intelligent four-wheel drive technology BMW xDrive ensures superior dynamics both on and off-road. A widened choice of driver assistance systems and BMW Connected Drive services underlines the innovative character of the new BMW X5. With these versatile qualities it presents itself as a modern and up-to-date further development of the Sports Activity Vehicle concept, which was established in 1999 with the launch of the first-generation BMW X5.
The design: Clear focus on enhanced sporting characteristics.
The BMW X5's bodywork design is characterised by harmonious proportions expressing both the powerful elegance and agility of the vehicle. The newly interpreted design vocabulary typical of BMW X models comprises above all the structure of the front apron and the position of the standard fog lamps as well as a redesigned rear apron adopting the structure of the front end. An increase in the percentage of front and rear end surfaces painted in body colour emphasises the on-road characteristics of the BMW X5, thereby reflecting the vehicle's higher level of sportiness.
The engine range: Increased power output, optimised efficiency.
A completely revised engine range ensures that the BMW X5 will continue to strengthen its leading role as the most dynamic vehicle in its segment. It comprises a V8 and a straight six-cylinder petrol power unit featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct injection as well as two versions of the latest generation of BMW six-cylinder diesel engines. Power output ranges from 180 kW/245 bhp to 300 kW/407 bhp. In spite of significantly improved performance, fuel consumption and emission levels are up to 10 percent lower compared to their predecessors. An eight-speed automatic transmission contributes additionally towards enhancing the efficiency, dynamics and motoring comfort of the new BMW X5. The model range is complemented by the BMW X5 M, an extremely performance-oriented exception in its competitive environment. This high M TwinPower Turbo technology. All versions of the new BMW X5 fulfil the EU5 emission standard in Europe and ULEV II in the USA respectively.
BMW xDrive: Newly adapted intelligent four-wheel drive technology.
The intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive is a guarantee of characteristic driving dynamics on tarmac and supreme off-road traction. The xDrive technology featured in the new BMW X5 assists a dynamic driving style more intensively through the revised distribution of torque. Active Steering and Adaptive Drive with electronically controlled dampers and Dynamic Stability Control are optionally available for the BMW X5. The MW X5 M is equipped with a M-specific suspension construction including Adaptive Drive. Furthermore, the vehicle is fitted with Dynamic Performance Control as a standard xDrive feature.
The interior: Luxurious and variable.
In addition to the high seating position, the luxurious ambience contributes towards the characteristic driving experience provided by the BMW X5. Moreover, the interior stands out through a high level of variability. The luggage compartment can be extended from a capacity of 620 litres to a maximum of 1,750 litres Thanks to third-row seats, the BMW X5 can accommodate up to seven persons.
Innovative BMW Connected Drive driver assistance systems.
For the new BMW X5, the spectrum of features offered by BMW ConnectedDrive has been extended to comprise the driver assistance systems Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info and Side View. In addition, Head-up Display, Adaptive Cornering Headlights, High-beam Assistant, Park Distance Control and reversing camera including Top View are available.
Production at the BMW Spartanburg plant.
The new BMW X5 is produced at the BMW Spartanburg plant. The BMW X6 and X6 ActiveHybrid are also built there. In addition to efficient and environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes, this production facility located in the US Federal State of South Carolina is characterised above all by a high degree of competence with regard to BMW X models.
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