The BMW X5 model lineup will be matched by a BMW M Performance Automobile in the spring of 2012 that features an M-specific suspension setting and a remarkable design optimized for aerodynamics. These features are in addition to a 280 kW/381 hp diesel power plant with ground-breaking, three-stage turbocharging.
Concurrently with BMW X5 M50d's market launch, the new M Sport Edition will be available for all further model versions. It effectively adds towards a further improvement of the extremely powerful and lively attributes of the Sports Activity Vehicle, thus, also highlighting its visual qualities.
The M Sport Edition consists of M exterior features for optimizing air guidance, BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line, 20-inch M light alloys including tire mix, Adaptive Cornering Headlights and Xenon lights, which are standard on the BMW X5 xDrive40d and the BMW X5 xDrive50i. The BMW X5 xDrive50i is also fitted with pneumatic rear wheel suspension including automatic leveling. For all other models, the M Sport Edition has a sporty suspension setting.
The sporting interior environment is highlighted by the M leather-clad steering wheel with shift paddles, BMW Individual interiors trim strips in black piano lacquer, BMW Individual anthracite roof lining, stainless steel pedals, the M footrest for the driver, and doorsills boasting the M logo. In addition, the M Sport Edition offers electrically adjustable sports seats.
The new M Alcantara/Black Nappa leather amalgamation is exclusively available in line with the M Sport Edition. Beyond that, the special equipment lineup for the BMW X5 will also include, in future, the optional heated steering wheel together with the M leather-clad steering wheel. The color variant Orion Silver metallic will be available in the spring of 2012 as a new exterior paint finish.