The second generation BMW X5 which started its journey way back in 2006, has now been taken off from the company's official Indian website. This will help the Bavarian manufacturer in paving the way for the next generation X5, which made its public appearance at the recently concluded Auto Expo and most likely to be launched soon.
On the outside, the new X5 carries various cosmetic tweaks compared to its predecessor. The front fascia features an enlarged version of the F30 3-Series and provides an aggressive SUV look. The bold character lines in collaboration with new roof rails, bootlid spoiler, skid plates and the delicious looking alloys give it a sporty feel. The car will be equipped with an advanced driver assist technology and BMW's newer and improved iDrive system.
Mechanically, the new car will be identical to the on-going model. The SUV offers one petrol and diesel engine under the hood namely- 4.4 litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine that churns out 408bhp and 600Nm of torque while the diesel trim is powered by a 3.0-litre oil-burner unit, producing 245bhp and 540Nm of peak torque. Both engines power all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.