The BMW X5 facelift has made its way to India. Priced at ₹93.90 lakh (ex-showroom), the luxury coupe comes with a petrol and a diesel engine option and they even threw in a mild-hybrid system to spice things up. Oh, and the cars will be locally produced at the BMW Group plant in Chennai.
BMW has decked out the X5 facelift with some interesting updates. There is a brand-spankin’ new twin-screen panel that rocks a 14.9in infotainment screen powered by BMW's iDrive 8 operating system. If that's not enough, the brand has added a 12.3in digital instrument cluster.
Moving on to features because this fancy ride is loaded. The X5 facelift has a Harman Kardon music system, a heads-up display (available on M Sport trims), and ambient lighting to set the mood just right. The xLine trims boast Sports seats with heating functionality, while the M Sport trims come with Comfort seats equipped with ventilation for added comfort.
The X5 facelift also has advanced driver assistance systems. We're talking cruise control, attentiveness assist and parking assistance with a 360-degree camera to help you squeeze into those tight spots. You can even park your car remotely using your smartphone. Plus, there are six airbags to cushion you like a marshmallow and dynamic stability control.
There are subtle changes to its exterior design too. Up front, you'll notice a reprofiled bumper, and if you want to turn heads, you can even opt for the illuminated grille (exclusive to the X5 40i petrol variant). The headlights have been slimmed down and feature BMW's new signature LED daytime running lamps. Take a peek from the side, and you'll see that the X5 facelift maintains its classic profile, but with updated 21in alloy wheels. Even the tail lights are redesigned.
The X5 facelift comes in both petrol and diesel options. The xDrive 40i version boasts a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine that pumps out a 381hp and 520Nm of torque. For the diesel variant, the xDrive 30d version rocks a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel engine that generates 286hp and 650Nm of torque.
Both powertrains come with an electric motor that adds an extra kick of 12hp and 200Nm of torque. As per BMW, the petrol engine claims a 0-100kph sprint in just 5.4 seconds. The diesel engine is no slouch either, with a claimed 0-100kph time of 6.1 seconds.