BMW Australia has announced specs and pricing for the expanded 2020 X5 range which now starts at $99,900 plus on-road costs.
The line-up now opens with the X5 xDrive25d which gets 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, aluminium roof rails, keyless entry and start, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, high-gloss brown fine-wood trim, ambient lighting, wireless smartphone charging and Apple CarPlay.
Parking Assistant Plus with a 360-degree camera, Driving Assistant Professional, Connected Package Professional, Live Cockpit Professional and a head-up display are also standard.
Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 170kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. BMW says it can hit 100km/h from a standstill in 7.5 seconds.
The X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid ($129,900 plus on-road costs) is also joining the local range. It uses a turbocharged 3.0-litre 210kW inline-six petrol engine and an 82kW electric motor to produce a combined 290kW of power and 600Nm of torque.
When the 24kWh lithium-ion battery pack is fully charged a fully electric driving range of up to 65 kilometres is possible. BMW claims the plug-in hybrid can sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.6 seconds.
Additional equipment on the xDrive 45e includes the M Sport package, adaptive 2-axle air suspension, 20-inch M alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, Vernasca leather upholstery and Aluminium Tetragon interior trim finishers.
Rounding out the trio of new models is the X5 M50i xDrive ($151,900 plus on-road costs), which will act as the flagship with production issues making the M50d temporarily unavailable.
Power comes from a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine which produces 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque. BMW says it can complete the 0-100km/h dash in 4.3 seconds.
Equipment highlights on the M50i include 22-inch M alloy wheels, an M performance exhaust, an M Sport differential, integral active steering, metallic paint and BMW Laserlight headlights.
On the inside, buyers get Merino leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, heated front seats, heated cup holders, four-zone climate control, a 16-speaker harmon/kardon sound system and soft-close doors.
Buyers can option BMW’s new factory-designed and installed towing system for $2500 which gives the X5 a braked towing capacity of 3500kg.
The xDrive25d (with M Sport package) and xDrive45e can also be optioned with the tow pack, however, the maximum tow rating is 2700kg.
X5 xDrive30d, xDrive40i and M50i models have a maximum downball load of 280kg. The downball load drops to 270kg for the xDrive25d and 180kg on the xDrive45e.
The MY20 X5 range is available to order now with deliveries set to commence during the fourth quarter of this year.
2020 BMW X5 pricing (exclude on-road costs):
xDrive25d - $99,900
xDrive30d - $112,900
xDrive40i - $115,900
xDrive45e - $129,900
M50i xDrive - $151,900
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