The BMW SUV will rival the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE

All-new BMW X5 priced from Rs 72.9 lakh to Rs 82.4 lakh

Available with both petrol and diesel engine options.

The new X5 is bigger than before thanks to a new platform.

The fourth-gen BMW X5 has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 72.9 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). The new X5 is offered in three variants and will rival the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE. Here’s what each variant of the new X5 costs:

BMW X5 xDrive30d Sport : Rs 72.9 lakh

BMW X5 xDrive30d xLine: Rs 82.4 lakh

BMW X5 xDrive40i MSport: Rs 82.4 lakh

All prices ex-showroom pan-India

The X5 xDrive40i is powered by a 3.0-litre inline-six petrol engine that produces 340PS of power and 450Nm of torque. The xDrive30d, meanwhile, gets a familiar 3.0-litre inline-six diesel unit that makes 265PS and 620Nm. It is the same engine that powers the BMW 530d M Sport and the X4 xDrive30d M Sport X in India. Both variants get an 8-speed automatic transmission and a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.

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The new X5 is based on BMW’s CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform that also underpins other models like the 7 Series, 5 Series, X3, X4 and the upcoming X7. As a result, the new X5 is bigger than its predecessor. Here’s how it fares against its predecessor.

2019 BMW X5 Third-gen X5
Length 4992mm 4956mm (-36mm)
Width 2004mm 1938mm(-66mm)
Height 1745mm 1726mm(-19mm)
Wheelbase 2975mm 2933mm(-42mm)

On the outside, the new X5 follows BMW’s new design theme for SUVs as seen on the X1, X3 and X4. However, it features a large single-piece kidney grille like the one on the X7 and the new 7 Series. This new grille is equipped with active flaps for better aerodynamics and is flanked by chunky, dual-barrel LED headlamps that feature hexagonal detailing with blue inserts. At the rear, the new X5 features a split tailgate, a first for the SUV.

Similarly, the cabin of the X5 also takes inspiration from newer BMW models. Like the X7, Z4 and the 8 Series, the new X5 gets BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional display as standard across the range. It consists of two 12.3-inch screens which function as a digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system, respectively.

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Other features on offer include optional BMW Laser Light with adaptive LED headlights, multifunctional seats with massage function, a four-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. For added versatility, the X5 is also offered with an optional third row of seats.

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