BMW X5 xDrive40i M Sport (G05) previewed, estimated price at RM640K

By JAY WONG | 30 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: BMW Malaysia provided a preview of the latest X5 xDrive40i M Sport (G05) that's due to arrive in Malaysia sometime in August.

The company indicated that the sports activity vehicle (SAV) is estimated to be priced on-the-road without insurance at RM640,000 and will be accompanied by a five-year unlimited mileage warranty and free scheduled service programme as well as the BMW Tyre Warranty Programme.

Colour offerings include Mineral White, Black Sapphire, Artic Grey and Phytonic Blue, while Vernasca Leather upholstery is available in the classic Black with Aluminium Tetragon for Mineral White and Black Sapphire.

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The option of Vernaca Leather Coffee with Fineline Stripe Wood is available for both Artic Grey and Phytonic Blue, while Vernasca Leather Cognac with Fineline Stripe Wood has been paired exclusively to Mineral White.

Compared to its predecessor, the new X5 has grown bigger with a sculpted hood and reduced front overhang along with the enlarged kidney grilles that have been flanked by new slimmer adaptive LED headlights.

With a wheelbase of 2,975mm (+42mm), the new X5 now stands at 4,922mm-long (+36mm), 2,004mm-wide (+66mm) and 1,745mm-tall (+19mm) to provide 650 litres of rear cargo space that's expandable to 1,870 litres with the rear seats folded down.

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The new SAV has been fitted with the M Sport package while rolling on 20-inch lightweight wheels that partially hide the blue M Sport performance brake callipers.

At the rear, it features a new pair of three-dimensional wrap-around LED taillights along with large rectangular tailpipes

It uses a 3.0-litre (2,998cc) turbocharged inline-six B58B30M1 engine producing 340hp at 5,500rpm and 450Nm of torque from 1,500 to 5,200rpm.

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With the engine mated to a revised eight-speed Steptronic transmission with enhanced shift dynamics, power is sent to the xDrive all-wheel-drive system to catapult this SAV from 0 to 100kph in 5.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 243kph.

It sits on front double-wishbone and rear five-link suspension system with Adaptive M Suspension with Sports mode and performance personalisation by the Driving
Experience Control.

Inside, the cabin features a M leather steering wheel with stainless steel M paddle shifters, M logo door sill finishers, electroplated finishing, adjustable sport seats with Vernasca Leather upholstery and ambient lighting complete with the Welcome

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The cabin also features quad-zone climate controls, rear seat entertainment professional, a 30%-larger panoramic glass roof and a power-retractable cargo cover for the boot as well as keyless entry with push-start button and a two-piece powered tailgate.

Also fitted is the BMW Live Cockpit Professional with Navigation Professional powered by the new BMW Operating System 7.0, which combines a 12.3-inch Information Display with a large central Control Display with touchscreen function and an advanced user interface.

The Info Display projects navigational content, the vehicle’s position and any relevant traffic information ahead and together with the new BMW Heads-up Display that's 70% larger than before, information can be easily viewed at eye-level.

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The integration of navigational data into the Info Display allows the Control Display to focus on more infotainment and vehicle functions.

The BMW Operating System 7.0 in the Control Display prioritises intuitive touch control for the first time.

The latest BMW Personal CoPilot includes adaptive cruise control, Lane Departure Warning with steering intervention, Frontal Collision Warning with braking intervention that also now responds to cyclists on the road, rear cross traffic warning and rear collision prevention.

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Furthermore, the new SAV is also equipped with Park Assist which is capable of manoeuvring in and out of parallel and perpendicular parking spaces and Reversing Assist which keeps a record of the last 50m of the drive to the parking space and can take over steering to exit the space.

The BMW ConnectedDrive service has been extended to include BMW Digital Key to allow for the unlocking and starting of the vehicle with the use of an Android smartphone with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology held to the driver’s door handle to unlock the vehicle.

The engine can also be started by placing the smartphone in the centre console’s charging tray and the BMW Digital Key can be used for up to five additional smartphones for added convenience.

The X5 xDrive40i M Sport can be experienced during the BMW X Crew event and will be held at Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City from June 21 to 23.

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