The 2019 BMW X5 has finally made it to the Philippines, released at an exclusive event at The Fifth events hall at Power Plant Mall. This fourth generation X5 marks 20 years for BMW’s sport activity vehicles (SAV), creating a blueprint that has propelled the X series vehicles as market leaders. SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, aims to continue the legacy of the nameplate by bringing in the most technologically advanced and most comfortable X5 to date.
Now riding atop BMW’s new modular underpinnings, the X5 is the latest to switch to the Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform, the first being the new 3-series. The exterior presents clean lines and muscular proportions, with a more authoritative stance; no wonder they affectionately nicknamed this X5 “The Boss”. Up front, the instantly recognizable and hotly debated, one-piece large kidney grille dominates the fascia, flanked by distinctive dual LED headlights. To the side, you have 20-inch light alloy wheels as standard, and the character lines that rise up towards the rear door adds tasteful visual flair and further bulk up the X5. The rear gets a new lighting signature in the form of LED lights housed in a three-dimensional design.The rear bumper is tweaked with bigger exhaust finishers and the entire rear of the X5 has more defined horizontal character lines compared to the previous generation.
The all-new 2019 BMW X5 is available only with one engine and one trim level, the latest generation six cylinder 3.0L twin turbo diesel engine that is mated to an eight-speed automatic Steptronic transmission with all-wheel drive as standard. The 2019 BMW X5 xDrive30d xLine can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds thanks to 620 Nm of torque and 265 horsepower.
On the inside, passengers are in for a treat, as new comfort seats, cooled and heated cupholders, ambient lighting, and carefully selected materials create a premium and luxurious experience. The all-new BMW X5 now has BMW’s latest Operating System 7.0, a new display and control concept that features customizable displays, personal settings, and a cleaner interface. Using the BMW Live Cockpit Professional, two 12.3 inch display clusters, one for the instruments and the other for the infotainment, are fully digital and offer many display options and customizable features. Gesture control, the iDrive Controller, the touchscreen itself, and voice control are all methods to navigate the menus, a Harman Kardon sound system takes care of playing your music on the road, and wireless charging keeps your phone juiced up. In the rear, you have individual USB ports for charging and automatic climate control with privacy shades. The rear seats are also capable of a 40:20:40 split that increases trunk capacity from 650 liters (rear seats up) to 1,860 liters (rear seats down). A two section tailgate helps facilitate easier loading of cargo, and the trunk can be opened hands free with a kick of the foot underneath the rear bumper.
The 2019 BMW X5 xDrive30d xLine is available at P5,990,000 and will come with a first in the Philippine premium automotive segment – a five year manufacturer warranty or 200,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
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