Sunday , October 24 2021

Monza in the desert – The new BMW X5 turns into a racing car


Sahara New BMW X5

The Monza circuit has moved in the Sahara desert. Presented officially last summer, the new BMW X5, equipped with the xOffroad package, ran on the improvised track in Morocco, led by a professional pilot.

At Merzouga, Morocco, weather conditions have not helped those who have worked to build a 1: 1 copy of the legendary Monza circuit in the desert. Topographers and technicians, engineers and architects worked on the circuit for two weeks. The sandstorms that hit the area made them feel like they were doing Sisyphus.


Stones taken from the mountain areas to demarcate the 5 793 kilometer long were painted in white and red, and beyond them were mounted a fencing fencing, similar to that found around the original circuit.

BMW Driving Experience Professional instructor, Giorgio Porello, was the driver of the new BMW X5. He knew the Italian circuit, but going through an improvised version in the desert would be a challenge.

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Giorgio connected xSand (xRocks, xGravel and xSnow and the other three available modes) and accelerated for demonstration of strength, stability and management.

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