The all-new G05 BMW X5 xDrive40i sets a new bar for premium SUVs

The all-new G05 BMW X5 xDrive40i sets a new bar for premium SUVs

The Boss, or in this case, the all-new BMW X5 is back once again to rule the pack.

The All-New BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) has rolled out in Malaysia. Equipped with more powerful engines and a distinctive design, two models aim elevate the Sheer Driving Pleasure of driving a BMW.

Having established the SAV segment in 1999, the BMW X5 continues to be the most successful BMW X model and the best-selling SAV worldwide. The All-New BMW X5 adds another chapter to this success story.

Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, As the pioneer of the BMW X family, the BMW X5 delivered more than 2.2 million units across its three model generations, making it the best-selling SAV worldwide. This worldwide success is also reflected here in Malaysia as the BMW X5 is a key contributor to BMW Group Malaysia’s performance year on year. On the other hand, its sportier sibling, the BMW X2 has delivered close to 100 units since its introduction last April.”

The All-New BMW X5 has grown in all dimensions compared to its predecessor while staying true to its iconic character and proportions. The exterior design language now packs a more athletic punch and is complemented by clean precise lines and clearly defined surfaces.

The sculpted bonnet of the All-New BMW X5 conveys a muscular appearance, and the front overhang is now shorter than before. Taking centre stage is a large kidney grille for a stronger frontal appearance. The new Adaptive LED headlights are slim and wrap around into the front wings of the vehicle.

With the M Sport package, the All-New BMW X5 also features 20-inch light alloy wheels and M Sport brakes with fixed callipers in a dark blue paint finish with the BMW M logo.

At the rear, the All-New BMW X5 features stunning new three-dimensional wrap-around LED taillights. The large, rectangular tailpipes affixed also project an image of formidable power familiar to the BMW X Series.

A powerful, fuel-efficient three-litre six-cylinder petrol engine powers the All-New BMW X5. It can generate a top speed of 243km/h with a maximum output of 250kW/340hp and a peak torque of 450Nm. The All-New BMW X5 can go from 0-100km/h in only 5.5 seconds. Its fuel-efficiency is demonstrated by its significantly lowered fuel-consumption of 9.2 l/100km of travel with carbon emission of 211/km.

The formidable engine is complemented by a revised eight-speed Steptronic transmission with enhanced shift dynamics. The All-New BMW X5’s suspension provides maximum agility thanks to  the Sports mode and performance personalisation by the Driving Experience Control.

The interior of the All-New BMW X5 features the exclusive M leather steering wheel with shift paddles and the M stainless steel pedals. It also combines comprehensive standard equipment such as the electrically adjustable sport seats with Vernasca Leather upholstery and the ambient lighting complete with the Welcome Carpet.

The all-new SAV also conveys a great sense of luxury and comfort with four-zone air conditioning, Rear Seat Entertainment Professional and the Panorama glass roof which makes for a brighter interior. The transparent area of the glass roof has been increased by 30%. The cargo cover can now be electrically retracted into the luggage compartment floor, and with the Comfort Access, both parts of the two-piece tailgate can also be opened and closed electrically at the convenient touch of a button.

Another stand-out feature of the All-New BMW X5’s interior is the now-standard new BMW Live Cockpit Professional that combines a 12.3-inch Information Display with an equally large central Control Display featuring touchscreen function. You also get Navigation Professional powered by the new BMW Operating System 7.0. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional and an advanced user interface.

An expanded range of driver assistance systems is ever ready to further the direction of automated driving for the all-new SAV. The latest BMW Personal CoPilot includes a cruise control system with braking function, Lane Departure Warning with steering intervention, Frontal Collision Warning with braking intervention that also now responds to cyclists on the road, rear cross traffic warning and rear collision prevention.

Furthermore, the All-New BMW X5 is equipped with the intelligent Park Assist that is capable of maneuvering in and out of parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. The new Reversing Assist also provides an unmatched form of support when maneuvering out of a parking spot and operating in tight spaces. The system also keeps a record of the last 50 metres of the drive to the parking space and will assist with exiting the space by taking over the steering.

The BMW ConnectedDrive service is extended to include the BMW Digital Key for the All-New BMW X5, making it easier to unlock and start the vehicle without the use of a conventional key. All it requires is an Android smartphone, with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, held close to the driver’s door handle to easily unlock the vehicle. The engine can also be started by placing the smartphone in the centre console’s charging tray. The BMW Digital Key can be used for up to five additional smartphones to make sharing the All-New BMW X5 more convenient than ever.

Colour offerings for the All-New BMW X5 include Mineral White, Black Sapphire, Artic Grey and Phytonic Blue. The Vernasca Leather upholstery is available in the classic Black with Aluminium Tetragon for Mineral White and Black Sapphire. The option of Vernasca Leather Coffee with Fineline Stripe Wood is available for both the Artic Grey and Phytonic Blue, while the Vernasca Leather Cognac with Fineline Stripe Wood is exclusively available for Mineral White only.

The All-New BMW X5 will be available at all authorised BMW dealerships nationwide. As for the estimated retail price, (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Programme and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme) for the All-New BMW X5 xDrive40i M Sport is RM 640, 000.

For more information visit BMW’s website.

(Left to Right) BMW Group Malaysia Head of Corporate Communications Sashi Ambi and Managing Director Harald Hoelzl.

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