After making its world debut in June of last year, and then making its ASEAN debut at the 2019 Singapore Motor Show, the all-new BMW X5 has finally arrived in the Philippines, bringing with it unprecedented levels of sportiness, luxury, and premium mobility that the iconic X5 has always been known for.
Back when the first generation BMW X5 was released, the German brand’s first take on the premium SUV has proven to be popular among BMW fans, as well as car enthusiasts and first time BMW buyers who liked the idea of an SUV with sporting intentions. The X5 paved the way forward for BMW’s SUVs since then. Now on its fourth generation, this all-new X5 ups the ante for luxury, as well as the signature sporty driving dynamics that the German brand is known for.
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 trim, which are then flanked by the brand’s signature LED headlight design. 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.
Likewise, the interior also sees an evolutionary approach, but one that is laden 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. This is also the first BMW sold locally to have the new infotainment system. The all-new X5 also features BMW’s first ever Live Cockpit, which is the brand’s latest iteration of its 12.3-inch TFT LCD screen instrument cluster. Other features include the Harman Kardon sound system, ambient lighting, USB-C ports around the interior, and soft-closing doors.
The sole BMW X5 xDrive30d xLine that was launched features the brand’s tried and tested inline-6 turbodiesel engine, producing 265 hp and 620 Nm of torque. Power is sent through a rear-biased xDrive AWD system via an 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
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 through corners, further solidifying the X5 as a premium SUV with sporting intentions. Other convenience and safety features include surround view cameras and an automated parking system.
The BMW X5 is now officially on sale in the Philippines with the sole xDrive30d xLine variant priced at a competitive P5,990,000. This now comes with an industry-first 5-year/200,000-kilometer warranty.