German luxury carmaker BMW announced the India launch of the new variants of its premium SUV X5 on September 13. It comes with both petrol and diesel powertrains, at a starting price of Rs 77.9 lakh (ex-showroom). The X5 xDrive30d SportX Plus comes with a three-litre six-cylinder diesel engine priced at Rs 77.9 lakh, while the petrol-powered X5 xDrive40i SportX Plus is tagged at Rs 79.5 lakh.
Both trims are being locally produced at the company's Chennai plant. "The BMW X5 underlines a very strong appeal with its combined off-road abilities and dynamic driving pleasure. The most successful BMW sports activity vehicle (SAV) of all time now has a new, attractive addition to its line-up -- the BMW X5 xDrive 'SportX Plus'," BMW Group India President Vikram Pawah said in a statement.
SportX Plus celebrates the gust of adrenaline with style and self-confidence, he added. The engine of the X5 xDrive30d produces an output of 265 hp and a maximum torque of 620 Nm at 1,500-2,500 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/hr in just 6.5 seconds.
The three-litre six-cylinder petrol engine of the X5 xDrive40i produces an output of 340 hp and maximum torque of 450 Nm at 1,500-5,200 rpm and the car accelerates from 0-100 km/hr in just 5.5 seconds. The trims come with various features like panoramic glass roof, four-zone automatic climate control, electroplated controls and electrically adjustable roller sunblinds.
(Edited by : Shoma Bhattacharjee)