New 2018 BMW X5 Revealed
BMW have officially revealed the fourth-generation of their X5, the 2018 model now offering refreshed looks and more advanced technology.
We recently covered the unveiling of the Audi Q8 - a premium SUV that will look to disrupt a competitive market. Now, BMW have revealed the fourth-generation of their BMW X5, a model that arguably set the trend when it was originally launched in 2000. The 2018 looks to offer more advanced technology than ever before and a rugged refresh to the exterior style.
The new BMW X5 retains the traditional shape of the model, though ever so slightly larger in every aspect. This is one of the many styling changes that make for a more rugged look in the latest model. For example, the iconic BMW kidney grille design is now more prominent than ever with larger openings. Active air flaps are also integrated resulting in a improved drag coefficient for a more refined drive.
Exterior equipment has also improved with adaptive LED headlights included as standard. BMW Laserlights are a cost option, which are able to shine light up to 500 metres ahead of the X5 on full beam, an improvement of 200 metres when compared to the standard LED headlights. Higher trim levels receive extra trimmings that can be finished in chrome or gloss black.
The latest BMW interior design and technology features in the new X5. This includes a new 12.3-inch digital instrument panel behind the steering wheel and a separate 12.3-inch screen on the centre dashboard. Both screens use the latest generation of BMWs iDrive operating system, with the instrument cluster now capable of showing other information such as the navigation map.
Front seats featured heated seat technology as standard, whilst ventilation and massaging functionality is optional. Further options include a larger head-up display, a Bowers & Wilkkins sound system, gesture control and plenty more. The new X5 can be configured for a third row of seats, which now offers occupants more room than the existing model. Electric controls can also be used to manoeuvre the second row of seats.
Two powertrains are available at launch, including a xDrive 40i that outputs 335 horsepower and achieves 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds. A more powerful xDrive 50i outputs a remarkable 456 horsepower and can achieve 0-60mph in just 4.6 seconds. Both powertrains are channelled through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive, with a locking rear differential a cost option.
The first deliveries of the new BMW X5 will be in December 2018. If you are looking to lease an BMW, take a look at our offers. With over 36 years of leasing experience, we are one of the most established brokers in the industry. Our leasing consultants focus on providing great customer service over our own profits, with a flexible and consultative approach to vehicle leasing.