The fourth generation of the BMW X5 (fuel consumption combined: 11.6 – 6.0 l/100 km [24.4 – 47.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 264 – 158 g/km; provisional values*) impresses with its wealth of innovations and represents the most compelling embodiment yet of the familiar Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) blueprint: the ability to venture off road combined with a talent for dynamic driving pleasure on it.
- Fourth generation of the BMW X family patriarch. New BMW X5 opens the next chapter in the success story of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment’s founder, of which more than 2.2 million units have been sold so far. New edition of the BMW X5 captures the imagination with clarity of design, comfortable, sporty and authoritative driving attributes and innovative equipment features. Production at BMW Plant Spartanburg (USA). Market launch in November 2018.
- Significantly larger than its predecessor: Length increased by 36 millimetres to 4,922 mm, width by 66 mm to 2,004 mm and height by 19 mm to 1,745 mm. Wheelbase extended by 42 mm to 2,975 millimetres.
- Exterior employs a robust and clear design language that is new to BMW X models. Powerfully sculpted surfaces, precise lines. Large BMW kidney grille with a one-piece surround, eye-catching character line and dynamic roofline, rear lights have a three-dimensional form.
- Interior exudes a classy and modern aura thanks to sophisticated materials, harmonious design and an innovative control concept.
- Neatly judged individualisation with BMW xLine and M Sport lines, plus model-specific features from BMW Individual.
- BMW Laserlight with Adaptive LED Headlights available as an option. Light sources have a striking design; lenses spread in a distinctive X shape; signature blue colour of BMW Laserlight.
- First BMW model to be available with 22-inch light-alloy wheels (optional). M light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design and BMW Individual light-alloy wheels available from launch in this size.
- Market launch of the new BMW X5 with four engine variants: Newly developed V8 petrol engine with 340 kW/462 hp in the BMW X5 xDrive50i (not available in Europe), six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with 250 kW/340 hp in the BMW X5 xDrive40i (fuel consumption combined: 8.8 – 8.5 l/100 km [32.1 – 33.2 mpg imp]; CO 2 emissions combined: 200 – 193 g/km)* and two six-cylinder in-line diesel engines with 294 kW/400 hp in the BMW X5 M50d (fuel consumption combined: 7.2 – 6.8 l/100 km [39.2 – 41.5 mpg imp]; CO 2 emissions combined: 190 – 179 g/km)* and 195 kW/265 hp in the BMW X5 xDrive30d (fuel consumption combined: 6.8 – 6.0 l/100 km [41.5 – 47.1 mpg imp]; CO 2 emissions combined: 179 – 158 g/km)*. All power units feature cutting-edge exhaust gas treatment technology, including a gasoline particulate filter or SCR catalyst, and meet the EU6d-TEMP standard. Eight-speed Steptronic transmission fitted as standard.
- BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive with new, more efficient control system and rear-wheel bias as standard. Differential lock at rear axle provides noticeably enhanced agility, traction and directional stability when accelerating out of corners and in other dynamic driving situations.
- First BMW X model with optional Off-Road package. Two-axle air suspension, underguard at the front and rear, plus specific displays in the instrument cluster and Control Display. Choice of four driving modes available at the touch of a button. Ride height and the responses of BMW xDrive, DSC, the transmission and the accelerator are adjusted to give an optimum set-up for driving on sand, rock, gravel or snow.
- Dynamic Damper Control with electronically controlled dampers as standard. New chassis systems available for the first time in a BMW X model: two-axle air suspension offering ride height adjustment of up to 80 millimetres. Integral Active Steering, Adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilisation.
- Debut appearance of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional display and control concept (fitted as standard). Further development of the iDrive operating system to include a fully digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch Control Display. Clear graphics and flat menu structure designed for touch control ensure quick access to settings and functions. Situation-linked and customisable displays supply the driver with the right information at the right time.
- Increased ease of use through multimodal use of the touchscreen display, Controller, voice control and BMW gesture control.
- New generation of the BMW Head-Up Display with a larger projection surface (now 7 × 3.5 inch), optimised 3D graphics and additional display content.
- Optional third row of seats (expected to be available from 12/2018) offers two additional seats; comfortable entry and exit thanks to electrically forward-tilting second-row seats.
- Two-piece split tailgate, hands-free opening and closing of both sections with optional Comfort Access. Automatic boot cover can be lowered electrically into load compartment floor (expected to be available from 12/2018). Boot capacity can be increased from 645 litres to a maximum 1,860 litres.
- Standard leather trim in new variant Vernasca and optional BMW Individual Merino leather trim both available in a choice of four colours.
- New options provide the interior with exceptional creature comforts: Multifunction seats with massage function, four-zone automatic climate control, heated armrests, cooled/heated cupholders in the centre console, Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge with a 23 per cent larger glass surface, Ambient Air package for interior fragrancing, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System (expected to be available from 12/2018), Rear-seat entertainment Professional system with 10.2-inch touchscreen display (expected to be available from 12/2018).
- First appearance of new glass applications (optional) for the newly designed transmission selector lever, the Controller, the start/stop button in the centre console and the audio system control knob.
- Telephony with wireless charging for compatible mobile phones. BMW Display Key shows vehicle status information and allows user to control vehicle functions.
- Updated ambient lighting (optional) with Welcome Light Carpet for the entry area to the car and Dynamic Interior Light with pulsating illumination in the instrument panel (when receiving incoming phone calls) and in the door panel and opener (when the door is opened with the engine running).
- Innovative suite of driver assistance systems takes another step towards automated driving: Driving Assistant Professional includes further developed Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Steering and lane control assistant, Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning, side collision protection, evasion aid, Crossing traffic warning, Priority warning and Wrong-way warning.
- Emergency Stop Assistant available for the first time; brakes the vehicle automatically if required, and steers it to the side of the road.
- Parking Assistant with automated longitudinal and lateral guidance. New Reversing Assistant takes over steering to manoeuvre the vehicle along a path recently negotiated forward – over a distance of up to 50 metres. Parking Assistant Plus also includes Surround View, Top View, Panorama View and Remote 3D View.
- Complete range of services from BMW Connected Drive. Full connectivity between the vehicle and the customer’s digital devices via the BMW Connected personal mobility assistant. BMW Digital Key allows users to access the vehicle and start the engine using their smartphone. Hazard warning provided by connectivity with other BMW vehicles. Software upgrades “over the air”. Integration of Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business.
The year of the BMW X model is about to hit another highpoint. Following the
market launch of the first BMW X2 (fuel consumption combined: 6.1 –
4.5 l/100 km [46.3 – 62.8 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 138 –
119 g/km*) and new BMW X4 (fuel consumption combined: 9.2 – 5.4 l/100
km [30.7 – 52.3 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 209 – 142 g/km*),
a new edition of the original BMW X model is now ready for action. The fourth
generation of the BMW X5 (fuel consumption combined: 11.6 – 6.0 l/100 km
[24.4 – 47.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 264 – 158 g/km; provisional
values*) impresses with its wealth of innovations and represents the most
compelling embodiment yet of the familiar Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV)
blueprint: the ability to venture off road combined with a talent for dynamic
driving pleasure on it. Like its predecessors, the BMW X5 will be built at
BMW Plant Spartanburg in the US. Its worldwide market launch will begin in
The new V8 engine in the BMW X5 xDrive50i (not available in Europe) and a
host of chassis systems making their debut in a BMW X model – such as twoaxle
air suspension, Integral Active Steering and the Off-Road package –
enhance the car’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 (fitted as standard), which allows the display and control
system to be geared even more precisely to individual driver needs.
New design language exudes robust assurance and authority.
A wheelbase 42 mm longer than its predecessor’s (now 2,975 millimetres),
a 36 mm increase in vehicle length (to 4,922 millimetres), an extra 66 mm of
width (now 2,004 millimetres) and a 19 mm increase in height (to
1,745 millimetres) give the new BMW X5 both an imposing appearance and
enviable interior space. The latest X5 retains the hallmark proportions of an
SAV, but its pared-back design language – clean surfacing and precise lines
accentuating the car’s robustness, poise and authority – is new.
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 rear lights (likewise LED
units), which extend well into the flanks. The three-dimensional design of their
glass covers lends the rear lights a sculpted, technical edge.
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) – a first for a BMW model. And the new BMW X5 will
also be available from launch with model-specific options from
Clear design and exclusive ambience in the interior.
Inside the new BMW X5, the clear structure of the instrument panel and
centre console 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 front and rear occupants all enjoy ample
accommodation amid an exclusive ambience. The carefully selected materials
in the interior include the new Vernasca variant for the standard leather
upholstery. Other new features designed to maximise well-being on board the
BMW X5 include multifunction seats, cooled/heated cupholders, the
Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge, Dynamic Interior Light, the Bowers &
Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System (expected to be available from
12/2018), the Rear-seat entertainment Professional system with 10.2-inch
touchscreen display (expected to be available from 12/2018) and glass
applications for selected controls
Folding down the 40:20:40 split rear seat backrest increases boot capacity
from 645 litres to a maximum 1,860 litres. A third row of seats for two
additional passengers can be ordered as an option (expected to be available
from 12/2018). The new BMW X5 also has a two-section tailgate for ease of
loading. If the optional Comfort Access is specified, both sections can be
opened and closed automatically and hands-free. The optional two-axle air
suspension allows the loading sill to be lowered. And the boot cover can now
be lowered electrically into the load compartment floor (expected to be
available from 12/2018).
New V8 engine and an M Performance model available from launch.
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 eightcylinder
unit under the bonnet of the BMW X5 xDrive50i (not available in
Europe; fuel consumption combined: 11.6 l/100 km [24.4 mpg imp]; CO2
emissions combined: 264 g/km; provisional values)* delivers maximum output
of 340 kW/462 hp and peak torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft). And the new
BMW X5 xDrive40i (fuel consumption combined: 8.8 – 8.5 l/100 km [32.1 –
33.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 200 – 193 g/km; provisional
values)* is powered by a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine developing a
maximum 250 kW/340 hp and peak torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft).
A quartet of turbochargers allow the six-cylinder in-line diesel engine fitted in
the new BMW X5 M50d (fuel consumption combined: 7.2 – 6.8 l/100 km
[39.2 – 41.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 190 – 179 g/km; provisional
values)* to produce 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 (fuel consumption combined: 6.8 – 6.0 l/100
km [41.5 – 47.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 179 – 158 g/km;
provisional values)*, in this case developing 195 kW/265 hp and peak torque
of 620 Nm (457 lb-ft).
Optimised power distribution thanks to BMW xDrive and an
electronically controlled differential lock at the rear axle.
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 (available in
conjunction with the M Sport equipment line or the Off-Road package) gives
the car’s handling an even sportier edge. By limiting equalisation of the
rotational speeds of the inside and outside wheels through corners, it is able
to optimise the transfer of power to the road on surfaces offering differing
levels of grip.
New chassis systems enhance off-road performance, sportiness and
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, while Adaptive M
suspension Professional with active roll stabilisation and Integral Active
Steering (making its debut in a BMW X model) enable 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. Plus, customers can now order an Off-Road package – 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.
More innovations bring automated driving another step closer.
The spread of driver assistance systems available for the new BMW X5 is
more extensive than ever. Among their number are Active Cruise Control with
Stop & Go function, the 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.
A further illustration of BMW’s ongoing progress towards automated driving is
provided by the 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.
New BMW Live Cockpit Professional display and control system
fitted as standard.
The new BMW Operating System 7.0 display and control concept – making
its debut in this latest generation of the BMW X5 – focuses on optimising
attention control. With its clear presentation and structuring, plus
customisable and personalised displays, it sets out to provide drivers with the
right information at the right time. 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
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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