Now in its fourth generation, BMW’s path breaking SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) has debuted with a new design language reminiscent of the new BMW X7 and features that should keep it contemporary for some years to come. The new BMW X5 gets the large grille, laser headlights, active air flaps in the grille, and a new Driving assistant Professional that adds semi-autonomous features to the SUV.
The vehicle will be available in two variants – the xLine and the M Sport package each of which is tweaked for different customer profiles. The M Sport will also feature 22″ wheels for the first time along with other M Sport features.
The range topping engine will be the newly developed V8 with twin turbo that powers the BMW X5 xDrive50i – with 462hp on tap. This engine will not be offered in Europe. The smaller petrol engine is the six-cylinder inline generating 340hp of the BMW X5 xDrive40i.
The X5 also gets an optional off-road package that offers air suspension and four selectable drive modes. It also debuts the new larger digital display of the Live cockpit professional display to go down the path Mercedes-Benz and Audi have already taken with their IP’s.