BMW has started building the third-generation BMW X5 as well as equivalent dealer vehicles designed to generate attractions and sales in their respective regions. The first of these X5s is a Mineral White M50d equipped with a six-cylinder inline diesel engine featuring M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology.
The BMW X5 M50d boasts of Exclusive Nappa Mocha leather interior and will be exported to a dealer in Eastern Europe. The third-generation BMW X5 is out to set new standards in design, luxury, versatility and driving enjoyment. Interested customers could choose from a number of engine variants for their own unit of the third-generation BMW X5.
For instance, the new X5 sDrive35i and X5 xDrive35i are powered by the widely acclaimed 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine that provides up to 300 hp of output at 5,800 rpm and up to 300 lb-ft of torque from 1,200 to 5,000 rpm.
X5 xDrive 50i is powered by the new TwinPower Turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers up to 445 hp of output between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm and up to 480 lb-ft of torque between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm.
BMW X5 xDrive35d, meanwhile, is powered by 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine that benefits from VNT turbo charging and common rail direct injection, allowing it to provide up to 255 hp of output and up to 413 lb-ft of torque accessible between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm.
The third-generation BMW X5 boasts of a front-end that features a dynamic look, highlighted by twin circular headlight units that extend into the BMW kidney grill. The BMW X5 is regarded as the creator of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and is considered as the global market leader in its class.
3rd generation of the BMW X5 offers a reinterpretation of the design language unique to the BMW X model family. Of course, BMW X models – known for their on-the-road presence, robustness and versatility -- are laden with a number of signature BMW design cues that reinforce these attributes.
As designed, the new BMW X5 has proportions defined by a long wheelbase, a short front overhang and upright A-pillars as well as a short gap between the front axle and instrument panel. The front end of the new X5 allows it to be recognizable as part of the X model family, thanks to certain cues like the muscular BMW kidney grille flanked by twin circular headlights and front foglamps, and the bumper's X-shaped contour lines.
The broad-set kidney grille of the new BMW X5 is designed that it extends to the headlamp units, while the BMW twin circular headlights also stretch to the flanks of the vehicle. The light rings of the headlights are now leveled off at the bottom, with the top edge overlapped by a LED accent light. The 3D design of the lights and their chrome inserts help highlight the X5’s personality.
Offered as options are LED front foglamps and Adaptive LED Headlights featuring horizontal light sources in the center of the light rings. Interestingly, xenon headlights are standard on the BMW X5 xDrive50i and BMW X5 M50d models.