BMW has launched the all-new
4th generation 2019 BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle in the US with two variants,
the X5 xDrive 40i and the X5 xDrive 50i. Since its introduction almost 20 years
ago, the BMW X5 has been built exclusively in Spartanburg, South Carolina, US.
To date, more than 2.2 million X5’s have been sold worldwide, one third of
those sales being in the U.S.
The all-new 2019 BMW X5 launches
with a choice of two new gasoline engines. Heading the range is the BMW X5
xDrive50i, whose extensively developed V8 unit is making its debut. A six-cylinder inline engine can also be
found under the hood of the BMW X5 xDrive40i. All engines channel their power
through an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while BMW xDrive intelligent
all-wheel drive is on hand to ensure that power is translated into secure
progress – on or off road.
Pricing of the vehicle will be announced
closer to the sale date of November 2018.
The all-new 2019 BMW X5 will
again be built at BMW Plant Spartanburg, SC. This center of competence for BMW
X models also handles production of the BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X6 and will soon
add the BMW X7.
A wheelbase that is 1.6 inches
longer than its predecessor’s, a 1.1 inches increase in vehicle length, an
extra 2.6 inches of width and a 1.0 inches increase in height give the all-new
2019 BMW X5 both a muscular appearance and a more generous level of space for
passengers and their luggage. The latest X5 retains the hallmark proportions of
an SAV, but the pared-back design language – clean surfacing and precise lines
accentuating elegant poise and authority – is new. A sculpted hood a short
front overhang, lightly hexagonal wheel arches and the dynamic sweep of the
roofline exemplify the sporty yet rugged character of the all-new 2019 BMW X5.
The most striking feature of
the front end is the large BMW kidney grille with single-piece surrounds. The
all-new BMW X5 comes standard with Adaptive LED headlights, while BMW
Laserlights are available as an option and feature blue x-shaped elements,
which split up the hexagonal light sources inside the familiar BMW twin
headlights, make a distinctive visual statement.
The precise character line in
the X5’s flanks, rise up at the rear door, contributing to the modern
appearance of the all-new BMW X5. It defines the vehicle’s powerful shoulders
and feeds into the rear lights, which extend well into the flanks. At the rear,
all lights feature LED technology.
Distinctive design features
differentiate the xLine and M Sport model variants of the all-new BMW X5. The
all-new BMW X5 comes standard with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, the M Sport
brings 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design. Wheels in 21-inch and
22-inch sizes are available as options.
Carefully selected materials
in the interior include a new Vernasca variant for the leather upholstery. Like
the optional BMW Individual extended Merino leather trim, it is available in
five colors. The all-new BMW X5 is fitted with standard electrically adjustable
and heated sports seats. Customers can also specify optional multifunction
seats with massage function and seat ventilation for the driver and front
The audiophile experience is
provided by the optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
with 20 speakers and 1,500-watt output (expected to be available from 12/2018).
The optional Rear-seat entertainment Professional system (expected to be
available from 12/2018) comprises a pair of 10.2-inch full-HD touchscreen
displays, a Blu-ray-compatible DVD player, two USB ports, an HDMI socket and
two headphone jacks. The system is part of the new display and control concept
allowing those in the rear of the vehicle to select and operate entertainment
functions. A navigation map and BMW ConnectedDrive services can be accessed
from the rear seats.
The all-new BMW X5 can now be
specified with remote engine start and heated and cooled cup holders in the
center console. Remote engine start can be operated through the Keyfob via a
triple click on the lock button from the appropriate distance or via the BMW
Connected App. The optional glass controls bring an all-new flourish to the
interior of the BMW X5. This exclusive design feature has been developed for
the transmission selector lever, the iDrive Controller, the start/stop button
and the volume control button for the audio system.
As well as increased levels of
comfort and exclusivity, the all-new 2019 BMW X5 now offers enhanced
functionality. It features 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. If equipped with the optional Luggage Compartment
package, (expected to be available from 12/2018), the cargo area cover will
lower electrically into the load compartment floor.
If the optional third row
seats is specified (expected to be available from 12/2018), customers will
receive rear seats with electric fore-and-aft adjustment.
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