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New Third Generation BMW X5

New BMW X5 on sale November 2013

BMW are introducing the new third generation BMW X5, this new version boasts greater efficiency and is priced from £42,590. It will be available with five TwinPower Turbo engine, four diesels and one petrol, a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and the option of two or four-wheel drive (sDrive and xDrive). In the UK it will be offered in SE or M Sport specifications. The new BMW X5 is equipped with EfficientDynamics features which complement the new engine line-up and standard eight-speed automatic transmission to keep fuel consumption and emissions to a minimum. They are joined in the new model by extensive weight and drag-reduction measures, making the new X5 the lightest and most aerodynamic car in its class.

The new X5 will offer two design packages as alternatives to the standard specification of SE and M Sport to allow maximum personalisation; Design Pure Experience and Design Pure Excellence, and include a harmonious blend of design, colours and materials. The exterior and interior parts of these design packages can be ordered as a total package or independently and can be combined with standard specification or with each other.

If you opt for the Design Pure Experience X5’s this includes stylish brushed stainless steel underbody protection, kidney grille and air intake bars plus a Titanium effect rear trim strip. The exterior mirror bases and B and C-pillars are in high-gloss black and there is a Matt Aluminium trim around the side windows. The exhaust tailpipes have a Matt Chrome finish. The interior boasts Nappa leather with contrast stitching in dark Mocha and Black, Black leather on the instrument panel and upper arm trims with Nut Brown contrast stitching and an interior trim in Fineline Pure textured wood. The lower area of the instrument panel is in Mocha. The Design Pure Experience package costs from £1,760.

The elegant option; Design Pure Excellence

Design Pure Excellence emphasises the X5’s elegance. The underbody protection and wheel arch surrounds are in body colour, while the kidney grille bars are Black with high-gloss Chrome fronts. There are T-shaped bars for the outer air intakes and louvres for the lower aperture, a Chrome strip adorns the rear apron and the side windows have Chrome Line Exterior trim. The mirror bases and B and C-pillars are in high-gloss Black. The Nappa leather interior features extensive areas in Ivory White with contrast stitching, American Oak interior trim and Atlas Grey leather instrument panel and door panel coverings with contrast stitching. The lower part of the instrument panel is in Ivory White.  The Design Pure Excellence package costs from £1,160.

Many Innovations have been added to the BMW ConnectedDrive system to enhance the active safety, convenience and infotainment facilities of the new X5. The new Driving Assistant includes Lane Departure Warning and a pedestrian and collision warning system with braking function and available at the end of the year the BMW Parking Assistant will identify suitable parking spaces and not only steer the X5 into them but also operate the accelerator and brake, while Surround-view gives the driver a 360-degree view of the outside of the car.