Abu Dhabi Motors, the premium BMW Group Importer in the Middle East, welcomes all customers to experience the all-new 2019 BMW X5. The highly anticipated BMW X5 xDrive40i and xDrive50i are now available to test drive for the first time in the UAE.

The fourth-generation BMW X5 perfectly embodies the origins of the BMW X family, combining the ability to venture off the beaten path with a talent for dynamic driving pleasure. The 2019 X5 is significantly larger than its predecessor- 36mm longer, 66mm wider, 19mm taller, with a wheelbase stretched by 42mm. The extra dimensions lend the SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle in BMW speak) an overall sense of spaciousness. Couple that with meticulously selected premium materials and excellent craftsmanship, and the X5 is unrivalled in terms of what it offers.

Abu Dhabi Motors offers two variants of the new SAV. First up is the X5 xDrive40i with a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine that makes 335hp and 447Nm. The six-cylinder engine is capable of propelling the big SUV to the ton in 5.3 seconds. The BMW X5 xDrive50i boasts of a 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 good for 456hp and an impressive 650Nm. Mash the throttle pedal from a standstill and you will see ‘100’ on the dash in a mere 4.4 seconds, accompanied by a glorious V8 soundtrack.

Sporty and spacious in equal measure, the 2019 BMW X5 sets new benchmarks in the full-size SUV segment.

Both the trims of the 2019 BMW X5 get all-wheel-drive as standard and send power to all four wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. With more than 2.2 million combined units of the three generations of BMW X5 sold worldwide, the SAV has maintained a healthy lead over its peers in the segment it founded almost twenty years ago.

The BMW X5 has always been a head-turner thanks to its dimensions and striking design. The 2019 iteration takes the design language further with a prominent enlarged hexagonal kidney-grille paired with a sculpted bonnet, giving the iconic front fascia a modern twist. Other signature features include the short overhang, compact wheelbase, and a significantly more upright, sporty appearance. The profile hints at the abundance of space inside the vehicle. As for the rear end, let’s just say the design would look right at home on a sports coupe, yet it goes really well with the SAV’s overall design.

The all-new BMW X5 is more intuitive than ever before, featuring the BMW Operating System 7.0 designed to intelligently integrate vehicle functions through gestures, speech, a new larger touch screen and iDrive controls. A new all-digital instrument cluster offers a contemporary look, and Harman Kardon Surround Sound System is standard to make for an engaging audio experience. The SAV also boasts of a full sensory experience with an Ambient Air Package and enhanced interior mood lighting, which responds to incoming alerts such as phone calls.

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A well-appointed interior with ergonomically laid-out controls. Typical BMW levels of craftsmanship and forethought.

Other features designed to add to the premium luxury experience include four-zone climate control, panoramic glass roof with a clear area 30 percent bigger than the outgoing car which creates a special aura when darkness falls. How? LED light is used to illuminate the glass roof lighting up more than 15,000 graphic patterns to emulate a display that brings images of a starry sky to mind.

Arno Husselmann, General Manager of Abu Dhabi Motors, said: “Forget what you know about sports activity vehicles; this new BMW X5 has been redesigned and rebuilt from the wheels up. We know drivers are expecting more from the X5 and I can assure them they won’t be disappointed with its new levels of luxury, connectivity and performance.”

Abu Dhabi Motors offers an 8-year/160,000km BMW Service Inclusive Plan and a 5-year/200,000km BMW Repairs Inclusive Plan along with an ability to deliver superior service standards helping to ensure the lowest cost of ownership and highest resale value of vehicles for sheer ownership pleasure.