The fourth generation BMW X5 is all set to go on sale today in India and the popular selling SUV gets a host of upgrades with the new version right down to the chassis. The new X5 is based on the CLAR platform that also underpins the 5 Series, 7 Series and the X3 in the automaker's line-up. The SUV is now larger and more feature loaded than ever. It is 36 mm longer, 66 mm wider and 19 mm taller. The wheelbase has been extended by 42 mm and now sits at 2975 mm. The overall dimensions have helped in improving the boot capacity to 645 litres.
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Internally codenamed G05, the fourth generation BMW X5 continues to retain is sporty characteristics and design, while evolving in design. The twin-slat kidney grille is wider while the headlamps now get the LED treatment as a standard feature. The upright front on the new X5 gives it a strong presence, while the sharp lines extend to the sides. At the rear, a brawny bumper is new while the taillights have been revised and are wider than before.
Inside, BMW carries over the familiar design language from other cars on the new generation X5. The SUV gets the new BMW Live Cockpit Professional display bringing an all-digital instrument console to the offering along a touchscreen infotainment system and a revised gear-selector lever. The car also comes with four-zone climate control, ambient lighting, wireless charging and entertainment screens for rear passengers.
Engine options will include the 3.0-litre straight-six turbo petrol and diesel mills. The turbo diesel motor is tuned for 265 bhp and 620 Nm of peak torque, while the six-cylinder petrol will belt out 335 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque. Both engines will come paired with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission and all-wheel-drive as standard.