German producer has released photos and technical details of the new, fourth-generation X5, which comes to sales showrooms in the autumn. In May, BMW released a “tizer” video announcing the new X5, and in early June, official photos and specifications of this SUV who will arrive..
Previously third generation was produced in only 5 years, that is, two years shorter than the first and second generation, which lasted 7 years on the market, and in relation to the previous model, the new X5 grew in length by 36 mm, in width by 66 mm, while the car is now 19 mm higher
SUV also has a spacious passenger cabine, since the wheelbase is now 42 mm larger than the previous X5. The German producer have chosen an evolutionary exterior design, but the car has a more robust look compared to the current BMW X5.. The bumper mask is noticeably larger than one before, adaptive LED lights are now standard on the BMW SUV, and optional laser headlights are also available.
Truck door is constructed from two parts – the usual upper, smaller and lighter part, and the lower one that descends downwards and allows large objects loading. Dashboard is completely digitized and contains two large 12.3-inch displays – the first one in front of the driver who changing classic analogue instruments, and the second, centrally-positioned who serves multimedia car system.
Front seats, as standard, have heating and electrical function, while ventilation and massagers are available as additional option. Among the additional rich equipment is the premium Bowers & Wilkins audio system of 1,500 watts, with 20 speakers. From December ,In the new X5 generation, BMW will also offer an optional third-row seat. In the 3-row saet option, the second row will be able to move using electric commands, in order to make space for entering in 3-row seats
The new X5 has truck, which has a 645-liter standard configuration with two rows of seats, and when the backrest knock down,space increases to a maximum of 1,860 liters. In the begining, four engines – two petrol engines and two diesel engines – will be available to customers around the world.
Basic gasoline version will be turbocharged with 3.0-liter six-cylinder, producing 340 hp (250 kW) and 450 Nm.
Equipped with this aggregate, the X5 will accelerate from standstill to 100 km for 5.5 s, with a top speed of 243 km / h. Customers who want an even more powerful engine have the X5 xDrive50i powered by a twin-turbo 4.4 V8 unit with 462 hp (350 kW) and 650 Nm. The car ranges from 0 to 100 km / h in only 4.7 seconds and the maximum speed is 250 km / h. BMW has announced that this version will not be available on the European market. Despite current controversy over diesel engines, BMW has maintained two such engines, primarily due to european customers. The base, 3.0 liter turbocharged six-cylinder delivers 265 hp (195 kW) and 620 Nm of maximum torque.
The most powerful version on the European market, until the new X5 M is launched, the X5 M50d will be equipped with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine with 4 turbochargers. The maximum engine power is 400 hp (294 kW) and the maximum torque is 760 Nm. The BMW X5 M50d from 0 to 100 km / h accelerates in 5.2 seconds, before reaching a maximum of 250 km/h. All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW will offer the new X5 later with some more variants, including the plug-in hybrid and mantioned X5 M.