The all-new 2019 BMW X5 has been unveiled; Comes with a host of new features

BMW is all ready to unleash the all-new X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). The fourth generation of the BMW X5 will be built at BMW Plant Spartanburg in the US. Its worldwide market launch will begin in November 2018.

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The new V8 engine makes its debut with the BMW X5 xDrive50i (not available in Europe). It also gets a host of new chassis systems such as two-axle air suspension, Integral Active Steering and the Off-Road package which enhance the SUV’s versatility, dynamic ability and comfort levels.

The highlights of its significantly expanded suite of driver assistance systems, meanwhile, are the Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistant Plus with Reversing Assistant.

In addition, the new BMW X5 hosts the unveiling of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional which comes fitted as standard. It allows the display and control system to be geared even more precisely to individual driver needs.

The new X5 now measures 4,922 mm in length, 2004 mm in width and 1745 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2975 mm. Compared to its predecessor, the new BMW is 36 mm longer, 66 mm wider and 19 mm. The wheelbase has increased by 42 mm as compared to the older model.

The latest X5 retains the hallmark proportions of an SAV while the clean surfacing and precise lines accentuating the car’s robustness, poise and authority. The most striking feature of the front end is the large BMW kidney grille with single-piece surround. The new BMW X5 comes as standard with LED headlights, while BMW Laserlight with Adaptive LED Headlights can be specified as an option to optimise the high beam function.

The precise character line in the car’s flanks, which rises up at the rear door, is key to the modern appearance of the new X5. It also defines the car’s strikingly powerful shoulders and feeds into the three-dimensional LED rear lights which extend well into the flanks.

BMW X5 2019 Front Quarter

Inside, the clear structure of the instrument panel and centre console of the new BMW X5 radiates a feeling of space. The raised seating position, a new design for the instrument cluster and Control Display, and the cutting-edge display and control concept optimise the driver’s ability to maintain control over the vehicle.

The carefully selected materials in the interior include the new Vernasca variant for the standard leather upholstery. Other new features on board the BMW X5 include multifunction seats, cooled/heated cup holders, Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge, Dynamic Interior Light, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, Rear-seat entertainment Professional system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen display and glass applications for selected controls.

The new X5 has a boot capacity of 645 litres which can be extended to 1860 litres by folding down the 40: 20: 40 split rear seat backrest. A third row of seats for two additional passengers can be ordered as an option.

The new BMW X5 also has a two-section tailgate for ease of loading. The optional Comfort Access allows both sections to be opened and closed automatically and hands-free. The optional two-axle air suspension allows the loading sill to be lowered. The boot cover can now be lowered electrically into the load compartment floor as well.

Distinctive interior and exterior design features mark out the xLine and M Sport model variants of the new X5. 22-inch light-alloy wheels will be offered as an option which is a first for a BMW model. And the new BMW X5 will also be available from launch with model-specific options from BMW Individual.

BMW X5 2019 Rear Quarter

The new BMW X5 will be available from launch with a choice of one V8 and three six-cylinder in-line engines. All will team up with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission offering optimised efficiency and shift dynamics, and all meet the EU6d-TEMP exhaust standard.

The newly developed eight-cylinder unit under the bonnet of the BMW X5 xDrive50i (not available in Europe delivers a maximum output of 340 kW/462 hp and peak torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft). The new BMW X5 xDrive40i is powered by a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine developing a maximum of 250 kW/340 hp and peak torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).

A quartet of turbochargers allows the six-cylinder in-line diesel engine fitted in the new BMW X5 M50d to produce a maximum output of 294 kW/400 hp, while peak torque of 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) means the BMW M Performance model can call on a particularly forceful wave of power.

The BMW X5 xDrive30d also comes with a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, in this case developing 195 kW/265 hp and peak torque of 620 Nm (457 lb-ft).

The task of maximising traction, agility and directional stability in the new BMW X5 falls to its intelligent all-wheel-drive system. The latest generation of BMW xDrive is now able to split drive torque between the front and rear wheels even more efficiently as the situation demands.

The new xDrive system also offers a rear-biased set-up for those occasions when the driver adopts a particularly dynamic style at the wheel. The electronically controlled differential lock for the rear axle which is available in conjunction with the M Sport equipment line or the Off-Road package gives the car’s handling an even sportier edge.

New BMW X5 Interior 2018

A host of chassis systems make carefully judged strategic optimisations to the off-road performance, sporting prowess and comfort of the new BMW X5. The SAV comes as standard with Dynamic Damper Control.

The Adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilisation and Integral Active Steering which is making its debut in a BMW X model enables extremely agile and dynamic driving characteristics.

The two-axle air suspension caters to anyone seeking greater ride comfort and also allows the vehicle height to be adjusted by up to 80 millimetres at the touch of a button or using the BMW Display Key.

Customers of the new BMW X5 can now order an Off-Road package which is another new feature for a BMW X model. Here, a separate button gives drivers the choice of four driving modes, allowing them to activate the ideal settings for the vehicle’s ride height, the xDrive system, the car’s accelerator response and transmission control, and the DSC system’s corrective inputs in preparation for driving on sand, rock, gravel or snow.

2018 BMW X5 Side

The new BMW X5 is now available with a host of driver assistance systems. It is equipped with Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Steering and lane control assistant, Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Assistant, Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection and evasion aid, Crossing traffic warning, Priority warning and Wrong-way warning.

The Parking Assistant now takes over acceleration and braking duties as well as steering. And another new addition is Emergency Stop Assistant, which brings the car safely to a standstill if a medical emergency occurs.

The new X5 SUV also gets Reversing Assistant. This system takes over steering to manoeuvre the vehicle along a path recently negotiated forward. This system makes reversing for a distance of up to 50 metres a particularly comfortable task in the new BMW X5.

The new BMW Operating System 7.0 display and control concept makes its debut in this latest generation of the BMW X5 which focuses on optimising attention control. In its standard application underpinning the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system, it comprises an instrument cluster and a Control Display (both 12.3-inch). These present their information fully digitally and in a consistent design.

Multimodal interaction allows the driver to use the steering wheel buttons, iDrive Controller, the touchscreen display, voice control or BMW gesture control, as they prefer. The likewise further developed BMW Head-Up Display offers a larger projection surface now measuring 7 × 3.5 inches, as well as new display content and optimised graphics.

The BMW Connected personal mobility assistant is on hand to provide seamless connectivity between the car and digital devices. The new BMW X5 is also the brand’s first model that can be unlocked by the BMW Digital Key via a smartphone.


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