With superior technology and refinement levels, the excellent new BMW X5 will continue to dominate its segment.
There is an all-new interior with a refreshed exterior design to deliver the X family’s aesthetic.
The new model has just gone on sale and prices start at £56,710.
Choice of engines for the BMW X5
There’s a choice of engines for the BMW X5 including two diesel and one petrol with the X5 M50d featuring a six cylinder in-line diesel engine with four turbochargers.
All of the engines are coupled to the firm’s eight speed Steptronic transmission and to help with handling, the models have all-wheel drive as standard.
The diesel engines have had their turbochargers improved to boost sporty performance levels and pulling power while improving fuel consumption and lowering emissions.
The petrol engine also has improved turbo technology and high precision injection to improve its performance with the ‘M’ models having a 3.0 litre engine producing 400 HP and torque 760 Nm.
BMW X5 has been designed to offer excellent on- and off-road performance
Since the BMW X5 has been designed to offer excellent on- and off-road performance, the chassis has also been redesigned and features electronically controlled dampers to boost handling.
This means that the car’s suspension and ride have also been improved with performance maps available to deliver either a sportier driving style or one that is comfort orientated.
For those drivers who want to take their vehicle off-road, there is active roll stabilisation and active steering to help deliver a dynamic and agile performance.
Indeed, for the first time, there is an off-road package available that can be specified which will help offer protection underneath the front and rear of the vehicle with additional two-axle air suspension and a rear differential lock that is electronically controlled.
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As mentioned previously, the interior for the BMW X5 has been revamped and it’s a spacious and impressive place to spend time. The control display and the instrument cluster share the same design and graphics with a new transmission selector lever also being new.
Leather upholstery is fitted as standard and all of the materials used help give the cabin a premium feel with options for multifunctional front seats with a massaging function.
There’s also a four zone air-conditioning system along with a panoramic glass sunroof with a surface that is nearly a third larger than the outgoing model.
For those who are looking for a well-designed and well-built SUV, the BMW X5 offers excellent levels of performance, lots of comfort and a huge kit list to make it a sound choice in its segment.