With the debut of the first generation of Bmw X5, which took place in the distant 1999, the segment of luxury SUV was opened as if in a few years it would have won a place of major importance in the varied automotive market. Almost twenty years later, it fourth generation of the X5, which now blends the luxury and comfort of a premium SUV with the offroad characteristics of a true off road vehicle.
Sporty look and more abundant dimensions
Produced in the United States at the Bmw factory in Spartanburg, the new X5 grows in size, with a body of nearly five meters long (4,922 mm), wide 2004 mm and high 1,745 mm, while the step, increased 42 mm compared with the previous version when reaching height 2,975 mm, to the benefit of the comfort offered to rear passengers. The split tailgate has a practical electrical opening and gives access to a large compartment 650 liters which can reach in 1 870 liters if the rear seat is turned down. Possibly, it will be possible to have a third row of seats to convert the X5 to a seven-seater car. The new BMW X5 2019 is therefore more spacious and equipped with powerful engines and performance combined with new types of trim, without forgetting a standard equipment with high technical content that puts the car at the top of its category.
In terms of aesthetics, X5 2019's impressive forms enhance sport's character: The front dominates the classic double-myriad box with edge and chrome strips – as this model takes certain important dimensions – is called separating the projectors Full LED Standard, on request you can choose even the most sophisticated me laser light with laser technology. The side section of the X5 allows you to streamline and make the body more streamlined and can also be adapted with a new assembly of alloy wheels with measures ranging from from 18 to 22 inches. The rear area has an elegant and robust design thanks to the presence of a sloping rear window, ornamented from behind by a large spoiler and patched in the lower part of the new 3D projectors that develop horizontally.
Luxury and technology adorn the decor
Entered inside the passenger compartment, you are welcomed into an environment that is luxurious and sporty at the same time as you print high quality materials carefully assembled with care. In addition to the wide selection of nice leather and effort dedicated to the dashboard, you can access a list of very special accessories, such as the big roof Sky Lounge, or even the glass change can give an exotic touch to the decor. Sitting in the driver's seat, you can easily find the perfect position thanks to the many electrical adjustments, and the locations offer the massage, heating and ventilation features for even more convenient trips.
But to be surprised is the technical support made by the fourth generation of X5, from now on BMW Live Cockpit Professional offered as standard, which offers two screens from 12.3 inches, the first dedicated to the instrumentation and fully adjustable, while the other placed in the upper end of the central console allows you to handle the many features of the infotainment system that are equipped with 7.0 operating systems and Wi fi integrated. The multimedia system, which can also be controlled via gestical controls, allows you to manage 3D navigation features, high audio systems and compatible smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The equipment is complemented by the wireless smartphone charging system, from the two 10-inch rear-screen monitors and from the USB and USB C sockets.
Powerful engines, intelligent suspension and semi-autonomous driving
At the launch, Bmw X5 is presented in the version X5 30D with diesel six cylinder engine from 265 CV and 620 Nm of maximum torque, climbing steps we find the variant X5 40i equipped with the six-cylinder engine of the gasoline 340 cv, while the highest distance is placed the mighty X5 M50d with diesel quadri turbo from 400 CV and 760 Nm of maximum torque. All engines are combined with four-wheel drive xDrive and to 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The dynamics of the car are supported by a lot of electronics. In fact, there is no lack of Dynamic Damper Control, Adaptive M Professional suspension with active anti-roll stabilization and Integral Active Steering. These devices, along with the steering wheels, make the vehicle very smooth both during operation and at high speed driving. In particular, the air suspension ensures excellent traction even on offroad tracks thanks to the ability to choose from 4 driving modes specific to this type of driving.
The car finally boasts körhjälpsystem certificate of level 2, including cruise to adaptive, automatic emergency braking, lane maintenance and much more. However, among these devices, the parking auxiliary system is astonishing identify vacancies and to park the car in a completely automatic way.
Available in the luminaire Business, xLine and M Sport, the new X5 is offered at a list price from now on 72,900 euros, related to the 30d version of the company set.