It will take on the Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90

  • The new X5 is bigger than its predecessor.
  • Comes five years after the third-gen SUV went on sale in India in 2014.
  • Expected to be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options.
  • Likely to be priced between Rs 75 lakh and Rs 85 lakh.

After debuting the new X5 back in June 2018, BMW is now set to launch the fourth-gen SUV in India. It will go on sale here on 16 May 2019. The new X5 is based on BMW’s latest CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform that also underpins the 7 Series, 5 Series, X3 and the X4.

Thanks to the new platform, the fourth-gen X5 is bigger than its predecessor. At 4992mm x 2004mm x  1745mm (LxWxH), it is 36mm longer, 66mm wider and 19mm taller than the model it replaces. The wheelbase too has grown by 42mm and now stands at 2975mm.