BMW reveals new X5 SUV
BMW’s fourth-generation X5 will launch globally from this summer as it ups the ante against rivals such as the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.
Longer, wider and higher than its predecessor, the newcomer launches ahead of BMW’s new flagship X7 SUV and will be offered in a choice of off-road styled xLine and the typically more popular M Sport trim levels.
From launch, the European range will include three engines. The xDrive40i is the only petrol version, returning 8.5l/100km and offering CO2 emissions from 193g/km, while diesels comprise the likely best-selling xDrive30d (6.0l/100km, 158g/km) and the M50d (6.8l/100km, 179g/km).
All feature an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and four-wheel drive. Both diesel engines are fitted with selective catalytic reduction (AdBlue injection), while the petrol unit features a particulate filter, meeting the latest Euro 6d Temp emissions standard.
New technology includes the latest assistance features, an optional off-road package and BMW’s Laserlight headlights, with beams that spread in an X pattern. The X5 also gets the same 12.3-inch iDrive display as in the 5 Series, with the option to add gesture control, as well as seven seats and a two-piece tailgate, opening onto a boot with a load cover that retracts electrically into the floor.