Official: 2011 Bmw X5 with M Sport Package

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

After few leaked photos, it is finally here! We present you the 2011 BMW X5 with the M Sport Package. As you expected, the new M Sport Package includes a new front bumper, side sills, a new rear roof spoiler and a new rear bumper with integrated exhaust system.

M Sport package also includes special tailpipes for the exhaust system, which on the six-cylinder variants, they share the trapezoidal shape standard on the BMW X5 xDrive50i. M Aerodynamic package and M door sills combine with the BMW Individual Exterior Line side window frames in satin-finish aluminium and the BMW Individual roof rails in satin-finish chrome to create an unmistakable look.

The pack is completed by the 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design while 20-inch M light-alloy wheels are available as an option. The M pack also offers a new paint (available exclusively with this pack) dubbed Carbon Black metallic, which joins five other colour shades in the range.

Also, the Park Distance Control and the Side View system can now be combined with the M Sport package.

Inside we find a M leather steering wheel, electrically adjustable sports seats for the driver and front passenger, M driver's footrest as well as a brushed aluminum interior trim elements and a BMW Individual roof liner in anthracite.

When it is launched in spring of 2010, the new 2011 BMW X5 will continue the siege of the first Sports Activity Vehicle in the world. Unveiled as a 2010 model in 1999, the BMW X5 managed to prove that driving dynamics, linear control and responsiveness – all traits of BMW cars – could be married with versatility, utility and other capabilities. The latest iteration of the X5 now boasts of an updated design and new powertrains. The new BMW X5 is expected to be unveiled to the North American audience at the 2010 New York International Auto Show.

Overall, BMW designers and engineers created more than 4,000 new parts for the 2011 X5. The SAV also benefits from two all-new powertrains, which are fitted in the BMW X5 xDrive50i and BMW X5 xDrive35i. The X5 is already available as the BMW Advanced Diesel X5 xDrive35d. All X5 models get a new design update that makes them more visually appealing.

For the 2011 model year, the BMW X5 boasts of well-balanced proportions that help accentuate its powerful presence and agility. This is evident on its short front and rear body overhangs, long wheelbase, as well as large light-alloy wheels. Its square-shaped, flared wheel arches indicates the SAV’s all-wheel drive traction as well as other-roads capability. Its body lines sweep upwards from the front and rear wheels, helping express the X5’s near-perfect 50-50 front-rear weight distribution that plays a big role in its superb driving dynamics.

Meanwhile, strong horizontal lines elegantly stretch the flanks of the new BMW X5. The surface of the bonnet flows seamlessly into the waistline, while gently inclined contour line -- at the door handle level – extends from the front wheel arches to the rear end. These character lines help the X5 exude power, presence as well as stability.

The SAV’s expressive front end is defined by its distinctively contoured bonnet and large BMW kidney grille flanked by dual round headlights. Furthermore, the front end of the new X5 is made more assertive with the redesign of the front fascia and repositioning of the standard foglamps. In addition, more frontal elements are now finished in body color, making the front end appear lower. Moreover, the size of both the central and outer air intakes have been increased, helping indicate the increased potential of the powertrains.

Other design elements in the new BMW X5 include the black trim – now narrower than before -- at the bottom edge of the body. Likewise, the new X5 features a matte-finished silver protection plate that now extends across the whole width of the central air intake. This element doesn’t only highlight the X5’s muscular features, but also emphasize its character.

Press Release

Unbeatable dynamics from launch: M Sports package for the new BMW X5

Munich. The new BMW X5 – set for launch in spring 2010 – now cuts an even more commanding figure with new, even more powerful engines and an extended selection of innovative driver assistance systems. All of which takes the characteristic driving pleasure of the Sports Activity Vehicle into a new dimension. This latest boost to its dynamic capability can be highlighted particularly vividly by the addition of the also new M Sports package, available for the new X5 from launch. A top-quality and perfectly judged combination of exterior, interior and chassis components gives you everything you need to experience the enhanced sports performance of the BMW X5 with even greater intensity – and to showcase it in suitable style.

All the components of the M Sports package for the new BMW X5 have been designed specifically for the Sports Activity Vehicle and are geared precisely to its outstanding dynamic potential. A high-speed setting and the sporty chassis set-up emphasise the high levels of driver involvement offered by the X5, as do the 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design. Available as an option are 20-inch M light-alloy wheels, whose bi-colour double-spoke design and high-sheen spokes lend a particularly exclusive touch. In both cases, the wheels come with mixed tyres at the front and rear, chosen specially for the X5.

The M Sports package also includes special tailpipes for the exhaust system. On the six-cylinder variants, they share the trapezoidal shape standard on the BMW X5 xDrive50i. Available for the new BMW X5 exclusively in conjunction with the M Sports package is the exterior paint shade Carbon Black metallic, which joins five other colour shades in the range.

The M Aerodynamic package and M door sills combine with the BMW Individual Exterior Line side window frames in satin-finish aluminium and the BMW Individual roof rails in satin-finish chrome to create an unmistakable look. The designers took into account the position of the sensors and cameras used by the driver assistance systems when shaping the aerodynamically optimised front and rear aprons. This means that both Park Distance Control and the Side View system – making its debut on the BMW X5 – can be combined with the M Sport package.

Electrically adjustable sports seats for the driver and front passenger, the M leather steering wheel and the M driver's footrest maximise the driving experience inside the new BMW X5. Brushed aluminium interior trim elements and a BMW Individual roof liner in anthracite add the finishing touches to the sporting ambience.

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