How much better? For one, you can get the 2019 xDrive30d xLine model, the sole variant available in the market, for only P5.99 million. That’s very competitive pricing when put side by side with other luxury vehicles in its segment.
And it’s even more attractive when compared to the pricing of last year’s X5 models which sold for P5.6 million for the entry level xDrive25d and P7.9 million for the top end xDrive30d M Sport variant.
But wait, there’s more. And this is probably the most eye-popping part of the offer, as far as the issue of cost is concerned.
During last Monday evening’s launch event at The Fifth, in Rockwell, Makati, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. president Spencer Yu made the collective jaws of assembled guests drop by announcing that the 2019 BMW X5 will come with a five-year warranty, BMW repair inclusive, which is a first in the premium automotive segment.
Let’s say that again: five-year warranty for the X5, instead of the standard three years for other car brands.
“The BMW repair inclusive covers repairs that are completed at authorized BMW facilities using only original BMW parts to help protect both performance and the automobile’s value,” Yu said.
If that’s not enough for you, let’s go to the technical details of this beast of a vehicle whose first generation was first introduced to the market two decades ago.
The fourth iteration of the BMW X5 embodies this model’s typical characteristics—versatility, sovereignty, and luxury. And it is competing in a market segment that also promises growth rates of more than 20 percent for the third decade in the history of the sports activity vehicle.
The all-new BMW X5 retains the hallmark proportions of an SAV, but its pared-back design language—clean surfacing and precise lines accentuating the car’s robustness, poise, and authority—is new.
The latest X5 is being launched with one diesel representative from the latest generation of engines. A six-cylinder in-line unit can also be found under the bonnet, with the award-winning BMW TwinPower Turbo technology channeling its power through an eight-speed steptronic transmission, while an intelligent all-wheel drive is on hand to ensure that power is translated into secure progress, on or off road.
Distinctive design features mark out the xLine variant of the all-new BMW X5.
At the front end, the vehicle features an enlarged one-piece BMW kidney “aluminum satinated” grille, and complemented by the distinctive dual LED headlights.
The xLine model also uses exterior cues including an underguard, roof rails, and side window surrounds in aluminum satinated, plus other accents in pearl-effect chrome, to accentuate its off-road character.
The precise character line in the car’s flanks, which rises up at the rear door, is key to its modern appearance. It also defines the car’s strikingly powerful shoulders and feeds into the rear lights (likewise LED units), and extends well into the flanks.
The three-dimensional design of the glass covers lends the rear lights a sculpted, technical edge.
The 2019 X5 comes with 20-inch light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design as standard.
Inside the vehicle, the clear structure of the instrument panel and center console radiates a feeling of space.
The raised seating position, a new design for the instrument cluster and control display, and the cutting-edge display and control concept optimize the driver’s ability to maintain control over the vehicle.
Carefully selected materials in the interior include the new Vernasca variant for the standard leather upholstery.
Other new features designed to maximize well-being on board include comfort seats, cooled/heated cupholders, ambient lighting, and the Harman Kardon sound system.
The new BMW Operating System 7.0 display and control concept is also included in this latest generation of the X5, focusing on optimizing attention control. With its clear presentation and structuring, plus customizable and personalized displays, it sets out to provide drivers with the right information at the right time.
Multimodal interaction allows the driver to use the steering wheel buttons, iDrive Controller, touchscreen display, voice control or BMW gesture control, as they prefer.
All these come for P5.99 million, with a five-year warranty thrown in. Now, isn’t that impressive?
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