Local specifications and pricing have been announced for the 2019 BMW X5, the fourth-generation SUV is due to arrive in November priced from $112,990 plus on-road costs.
At launch, BMW will only offer two variants: the xDrive 30d and xDrive M50d.
Power in the xDrive 30d comes from a 3.0-litre 195kW/620Nm inline six turbo-diesel. The spec sheet states 6.5 seconds is required to reach 100km/h while the top speed is an adequate 230km/h. Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment includes keyless entry and start, rear-view camera with 3D surround view, dual-zone climate control, DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay, 10-speaker audio system, electric folding mirrors and 20-inch alloy wheels.
The new X5 gets a comprehensive safety package including autonomous emergency braking, active cruise control with stop &go function, front and rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist and steering assist.
Buyers wanting to explore in their xDrive 30d can option an xOffroad package that brings two-axle air suspension, under guard protection at the front and rear, plus specific displays in the instrument cluster. There will also be driving modes that cover sand, rock, gravel or snow.
There’s also the M Sport package ($4000), which BMW says accounted for over 80 per cent of the predecessor model’s sales adds 20-inch M Sport wheels, adaptive suspension, M Sport brakes, M body kit and a number of M logos plastered around the interior.
Moving to the xDrive M50d brings the obvious increase in power, under the bonnet sits a quad-turbo 3.0-litre diesel capable of 294kW and 760Nm. It is rated to sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 250km/h. It also gets an eight-speed auto and all-wheel drive.
The X5 M50d gets all the M garnish along with the new Adaptive M Suspension Professional system, which includes cutting-edge anti-roll stabilisation as well as Integral Active Steering, the latter capable of steering the rear wheels for enhanced stability and agility.
Other equipment highlights on the M50d include 22-inch alloy wheels, soft-close doors, four-zone climate control, a leather-trimmed instrument panel, front cup holders with heat and cool functions, lumbar support, front seat heating, 16-speaker harman/kardon audio system and laser headlights.
Both models will feature the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system, which uses two 12.3-inch high-resolution colour displays – one for the digital instrument cluster and one for the infotainment system, which gives the appearance of a single screen. The latest generation of BMW’s head-up display and gesture control are also included.
2019 BMW X5 pricing (excludes on-road costs):
X5 xDrive 30d - $112,990
X5 xDrive M50d - $149,900
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