By Hercules Rodrigues
BMW has just unveiled the new generation X5. The new X5 is now in its fourth generation and will hit International markets by November this year.
Built up on a new CLAR platform the new X5 is now larger and more spacious than before. The design has evolved and incorporates the BMW X Family look. The kidney grille is larger and so have the LED headlamps which now get blue elements in them. The boot lid now opens in a two section opening; while larger LED taillamps and 20 inch M alloy wheels are also part of the package.
A brand new 4.4 litre V8 petrol engine makes its debut on the new X5; the unit produces 456bhp and 650nm torque and is capable of sprinting the SUV to 0-100kmph in 4.6 seconds. The X5 will also be powered by a 3.0 litre six cylinder producing 335 bhp and 447 nm torque. Transmission duties for both engines will be handled by 8 speed automatic while XDrive will also be offered. BMW hasn’t released any details of a diesel engine yet but it would be safe to say that the 3.0 litre six cylinder will most likely be the motor of choice,
The 2019 BMW X5 is loaded with safety features such as blind spot monitoring, front and rear collision warnings, lane departure warning, pedestrian monitoring and city collision mitigation system.
Internationally the fourth generation BWM X5 is expected to go on sale in November this year and should make its way to India by 2019 and will rival the up-coming Mercedes Benz GLE.