Yesterday we showed you the leaked photos, but today it time to officially present you the brand new 2011 Bmw X5, a facelifted version of the popular SUV which promises to bring new powertrains and updated design.
The X5 facelift is led by the redesign of the front fascia and position of the standard foglamps but also by an increased size of both the central and outer air intakes which hints at the boosted engine output.
A matte-finished silver protection plate extends across the entire width of the central air intake, emphasizing the muscular features of the SUV, and accentuates the new X5's character. The new dual round Xenon Adaptive headlights and foglamps are now situated higher and closer to the kidney grille.
The rear end matches the graphic structure of the front end, the surrounds of the dual exhaust pipes are now painted in body color while the The L-shaped taillight fixtures, each with two LED light banks, create the BMW-signature nighttime appearance.
Bmw added new body colors such as Deep Sea Blue, Platinum Grey and Sparkling Bronz but also new interior colors Oyster or Cinnamon Brown in addition to the familiar Sand Beige, and Black, and matte Satin Silver interior trim strips.
Despite the enhancements for the new model year, MSRP for this model remains $52,175 including Destination & Handling. Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go becomes available for the first time on the X5 in the 2011 model year, as does Lane Departure Warning, Active Steering, running boards, Head-Up Display, 4-zone automatic climate control, rear seat entertainment system, side-view cameras, top-view camera, Nappa Leather seats, Nappa Leather-covered dashboard and center console, Comfort Access with keyless entry, and smartphone integration are just a few of the available options.
The new 2011 Bmw X5 will make its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show in April, and will go on sale at authorized BMW Centers shortly thereafter.