BMW Group Malaysia recently introduced the third-generation BMW X5. The X5 is BMW’s leading model in the Premium Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment. The all-new X5 is made available in 2 different variants in the form of petrol and diesel option which makes BMW X5 xDrive35i (petrol) and BMW X5 xDrive30d (diesel). Dr. Gerhard Pils, Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group Malaysia said that the third generation BMW X5 will continue its lead in the Premium SAV segment as the vehicle offers the perfect balance of award-winning design, sporty and aggressive performance across multiple terrain as well as luxurious aesthetics and advanced technological innovation courtesy of BMW EfficientDynamics and BMW ConnectedDrive.
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The design of the All-New BMW X5 combines hallmark X model characteristics with sporty elegance. Presenting an even more expressive and conspicuous front design, the all-new premium SAV features twin headlight units which extends all the way to the kidney grille, and is combined with Adaptive LED headlights and LED fog lights.
At the heart of the new BMW X5 is the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology that teams up with the 8-speed automatic transmission. Coupled with additional BMW EfficientDynamics features, the BMW X5 is now said to be achieving an even more exceptional acceleration and significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions. The petrol variant BMW X5 xDrive35i is equipped with a 6-cyclinder in-line petrol engine which delivers maximum output of 225kW/306hp with torque peaking at 400Nm. With such great performance, the engine is able to achieve acceleration from 0-100km/h in just 6.5seconds. The xDrive35i manage to decrease 16% in fuel consumption compared to its predecessor, achieving just 8.5litres per 100km.
Meanwhile, the BMW xDrive30d is powered by a 6-cyclinder 3.0litre diesel engine which produces maximum output of 190kW/258hp with peak torque of 560Nm. 0-100km/h achievable in just 6.9 seconds. Fuel consumption is at 6.2litre per 100km.
Both models offers more fuel savings with the ECO PRO mode which could be activated through the Driving Experience Control button featured as standard. The unique ECO PRO mode allow drivers to sail in neutral with the engine decoupled from the drivetrain at speeds between 50 and 160km/h when the driver takes the foot off the accelerator pedal. Also, for the first time ever, BMW has introduced its Adaptive Comfort Suspension Package exclusively made available only for the BMW xDrive35i. The adaptive suspension package matches the driving style and individual preferences of the driver as closely as possible to provide an unparrelled combination of high-level driving dynamics and ride comfort.
The BMW X5 is fitted with Leather Dakota upholstery. The Leather Dakota Terra upholstery is made exclusively for the All-New BMW X5 xDrive35i with an interior trim of Fine-wood American Oak and is fitted with a sports leather steeering wheel with gearshift paddles. Meanwhile, the interior trim of the BMW X5 xDrive30d is complimented with highlight trim finishers in Oxide Silver Dark Matte and a sports leather steering wheel. The BMW X5 xDrive35i is now fitted with two additional seats attached to the third seat row which transforms the car into a seven-seater.
With BMW ConnectedDrive, BMW X5 brings together an extensive range of mobility services and driver assistance systems made available with BMW’s innovative in-car technology. The new BMW X5 now features a full-colour BMW Head-Up Display (only available with X5 xDrive35i) which projects relevant information directly into the driver’s field of vision, allowing him or her to always remain focused on the road ahead. The information projected includes essential vehicle information as well as infotainment messages. Also new is the Surround View Camera system which allows drivers to easily drive through tight spaces. This impressive function provides an accurate birds-eye view of the surrounding area which is shown on the control display. This is also combined with Side View functions which assists the driver when approaching areas with limited visibility
Colours available for the All-New BMW X5 includes Alpine White, Space Grey, and Black Sapphire while Sparkling Brown and Sophisto Grey are an exclusive colour addition for the All-New BMW X5 xDrive35i while Glacier Silver is an exclusive colour available for the All-New BMW X5 xDrive30d.
Prices are RM558,800 for xDrive30d (without insurance) & RM598,800 for xDrive35i (without insurance).[nggallery id=676]