Asian Carmakers Corporation, BMW’s official distributor in the Philippines, has launched the all-new, third generation X5.
The BMW X5 was the first series of BMW’s so-called Sports Activity Vehicles, BMW’s marketing term for their crossovers that are more emphasized on on-road performance, while still being able to do some bit of off-roading. More of an evolution rather than a revolution in terms of design, the BMW X5 carries on BMW’s typical design proportions, such as a short overhang, upright kidney grille, which is now united together with the LED Headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights. Introduced to this third generation X5 are what BMW calls ‘Drag Reducing Air Curtains’ which work in conjunction with the ‘Air Breathers’ to reduce aerodynamic drag around the wheel arches. Along with the ‘Air Blade’ in the X5’s C-pillar, overall drag is reduced to 0.31 from the measly 0.38 of its predecessor.
The interior receives more pronounced changes compared to the exterior. Wrap around LED ambient light with variable settings, which flow from the front of the cabin, to the doors, bring deep relaxation and sophistication to the BMW X5’s beautifully crafted cabin. Like all BMW X5s, this generation also features a split tailgate, with the upper portion of the tailgate being operated automatically.
The BMW X6 is powered by a 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged straigh-six cylinder engine, producing 256 hp and 560 Nm of torque, blasting this SUV (errr, SAV) from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. BMW EfficientDynamics promises the BMW X5 excellent fuel consumption while bringing excellent driving pleasure.
There are three variants to choose from. A standard model, Excellence, and Experience models, with the latter two being the full BMW X5 experience, differing from each other by exterior design elements such as high gloss black trims on the C-pillar, chrome strip and metal under garnish, among others.
Design Pure Experience: P6,990,000