Pune, 29 May 2014: The third generation of the world’s most successful ‘Sports Activity Vehicle’, the all-new BMW X5, was launched in India today.
The BMW X5 xDrive30d will be locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai in diesel variant and will be available at BMW dealerships across India from June 2014 onwards.
Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “The BMW X5 – the founder of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and globally best-selling car in its class – is entering a new chapter in its successful history. The third-generation BMW X5 sees BMW once again setting the benchmark for powerful design, interior spaciousness and luxury, versatility, driving pleasure, efficiency and innovative equipment features. It accentuates the masculine presence and powerful personality and offers customers an all-round package that meets the most exacting and varied demands.”
The Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment was created by BMW. It first started with the introduction of the BMW X5 which opened up totally new dimensions for all-wheel drive vehicles. The BMW X5 was a Sports Activity Vehicle with off road capabilities that could be driven like a sports car. The concept of the BMW X5 encompassed the development of all-terrain models with a clear orientation towards driving dynamics. The BMW X5 captured the imagination of its customers with a level of dynamic performance unmatched among its off-road peers.
Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “A typical day in the life of a BMW X5 is always different, depending on which part of the world it calls home. With the all-new BMW X5, you can go just about anywhere in luxury. The engineers and designers who created it have enhanced its luxurious character and taken things to a new level. Exploring the world in the all-new BMW X5 is a joy like no other.”
The all India ex-showroom price of the BMW X5 xDrive30d Design Pure Experience is INR 70, 90,000.
Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Delivery will be made ex-showroom. Ex-showroom prices (inclusive of VAT@12.5%) but excludes Road Tax, RTO statutory taxes/fees, Insurance and Octroi (if applicable). VAT over and above 12.5%, if applicable, will be charged extra. Prices and options are subject to change without prior notice.
The all-new BMW X5 also comes with a two-part tailgate to provide easy access to smaller luggage items and the lower section opens up to create a platform capable of supporting up to 250 Kg. The rear seatback can be reclined in a 40:20:40 split and can also be completely folded down to increase the compartment capacity to a massive 1870 litres.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel engine in the all-new BMW X5 has state-of-the-art fuel injection technologies for enhanced efficiency, as well as innovative turbocharging technology for a more dynamic ride. The 3.0 litre diesel engine combines CommonRail direct injection and a turbo charger with variable turbine geometry to deliver a power output of 190 kW / 258 hp and an impressive torque of 560 Nm. It takes just 6.9 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/hr and the top speed is 230 km/h.
The eight-speed Sport automatic transmission performs smooth, almost imperceptible gear shifts. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine, enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency.