When a model reaches the maturity stage the car manufacturer modify the car and introduce new additions to make it up to date and attrach newer generation of customers. ‘BMW’ introduced its sports model ‘X5’ in the year ‘1999’ and by now it is now set to introduce a 3rd ‘generation’ model to the market. It is reported that the BMW managed to sell nearly one point three million pieces and hope to get the same response for its latest model as well.
The new ‘BMW X5’ comes with many hi tech systems and items. It will have an equipment which works both as a start and stop system, a new ‘navigation system’ which is operated with the touch and many more new additions to the infotainment devices. The steering wheel now has ‘Servotronic’ which is controlled by power and is quick to detect or respond to slight changes or signals. The backseat can be folded easily. The model has ‘sDrive35i’ and back Wheel Drive. The car will have a three litre ‘Twin power Turbo inline’ 6 engine’. On the other hand ‘xDrive50i’ comes with four point four litre ‘Turbo V8’ engine. All vehicles will come with the ‘Eight Speed Automatic Transmission’.
The new BMW X5 is offered in the American markets with the following price tag:
- X5 sDrive35i – US Dollars 53725
- X5 xDrive35i - US Dollars 56025
- X5 xDrive25d – US Dollars 57525
- X5 xDrive50i - US Dollars 69125 onwards
With the present change in dollar rupee exchange ratio it would be difficult to convert these prices in the Indian Rupees but there is no doubt that the model is priced high. Even with these high prices BMW sports models are very popular because they have stylish exteriors and elegant interiors and are both luxurious as well as adaptable. With the new additions and improved performance the new ‘X5’ is likely to be as successful as its earlier models.