After its global debut in July, the all-new BMW X5 has now finally made its way into Singapore, effectively making this its ASEAN debut.
On the outside, the BMW X5 carries an evolutionary styling approach, but there are many unique details that make the X5 further stand out. The large kidney grilles with Active Air Flaps are framed by a single piece of satin chrome trim. In the case of this xDrive40i M Sport, the grille is flanked by a pair of BMW Laserlights with Adaptive LED Headlights, which are an optional feature, while LED headlights come as standard on all variants. The front fascia features many hexagonal elements, which has now been characteristic of every BMW X model as of late. At the side, the BMW X5 features a rising character line that gives the car a distinct identity. It also highlights the car’s shoulders, which then leads to the LED tail lights that feature a design that breaks BMW tradition, eschewing the L-pattern seen on traditional BMW designs. The M Sport exterior package fitted in this particular variant makes the X5 look decidedly sporty. It adds a more aggressive front and rear bumpers, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trimmings, as well as large 22-inch M light alloy wheels.
The interior also sees an evolutionary approach, but one that is loaded with tech. The BMW X5 is the first BMW to utilize the brand’s new BMW Operating System 7.0, which can either be controlled by the traditional rotary knob on the center console, or via the 12.3-inch touch screen infotainment. The X5 also features BMW’s first ever BMW Live Cockpit, which is the brand’s latest iteration of its 12.3-inch TFT LCD screen instrument cluster. This particular vehicle is fitted with options such as a panorama glass roof Sky Lounge, Dynamic Interior Light, and a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System.
Being an xDrive40i M Sport, it is fitted with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 producing 335 hp and 450 Nm of torque, with a 0-100 kph time of 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 243 kph. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
As standard, the BMW X5 now features Dynamic Damper Control, which not only provides excellent ride comfort, but also keeps the BMW X5’s body flat as it enters some corners, futher solidifying the X5 as a fun to drive and dynamic SUV. The X5 can also be equipped with four-wheel steering, a limited-slip rear differential, and an air suspension, which can lower the vehicle to ease cargo loading or raise the ride height by 40 mm to improve off-road capability. Also new to the X5 is an off-road package, which bundles the air suspension, limited slip differential, together with underbody skid plates, and a dedicated controller knob to electronically adjust the X5’s xDrive AWD system, which feature gravel, rock, sand, and snow.
As with all new cars nowadays, the BMW X5 comes with a slew of active driver assist and convenience features, the highlight of which is the Driving Assistant Professional, which features semi-autonomous features that include Traffic Jam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Steering Assist, Lane Control Assist, and Automatic Speed Limit Assist.
With the BMW X5 now in Singapore, do you wish that BMW Philippines would bring in the all-new X5 as well?