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New BMW X5 - Exclusive First Look

For propulsion, buyers will have four powertrain options to choose from - the top-spec xDrive50i with a 460bhp V8, a 340bhp three-litre straight-six petrol and two diesel engines.

Compared to the previous design, the BMW X5 new design will be fiercer and bolder.

The exterior design of the new BMW X5 2019 is hard to call the stunning, fresh - model has retained the familiar features and changes worthy of the high title of restyling.

BMW will kick off worldwide sales of the fourth-gen X5 from November, but you'll have to wait until December to get the three-row version.

BMW has rolled out the fourth generation of its ever-popular X5, revealing an adventure-ready "sports activity vehicle" (SAV) that overshadows its predecessor ever so slightly. The 50i's twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 is rated at 456 hp and BMW estimates 4.6 seconds to 60 miles per hour. The V8 reaches 62 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds and gives the X5 a top speed of 155 miles per hour. It reach 62 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds and has top speed of 143 miles per hour.

According to BMW, the six-cylinder xDrive40i can hit 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of as high as 150 miles per hour. Performance is suitably brisk for the M50d, hitting 62mph in 5.2 seconds.

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The 2019 BMW X5 will be the first BMW X model offered with an optional Off-Road package. Digitalized instrument cluster is flanked by large central touchscreen that controls all infotainment functions. The package offers four driving modes: sand, rock, gravel or snow.

A wheelbase 42 mm longer than its predecessor's (now 2,975 millimetres), a 36 mm increase in vehicle length (to 4,922 millimetres), an extra 66 mm of width (now 2,004 millimetres) and a 19 mm increase in height (to 1,745 millimetres) give the new BMW X5 both an imposing appearance and enviable interior space.

Inside, there's BMW's live cockpit professional setup, which puts a 12.3-inch display atop the centre stack and another of the same size in front of the driver. Should you need to carry more than five people, you'll be happy to hear third-row seating will be available as an option to turn the X5 into a more family-friendly seven-seat SUV. At the rear a two-piece split tailgate makes it easier to load all your gear.

Standard safety and driver-aid tech for 2019 include a blind spot monitor, lane departure alert, a rear collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and a front collision system with automatic braking and pedestrian and bicycle detection.

The Parking Assistant now takes over acceleration and braking duties as well as steering. The xDrive40i is the only petrol version, returning 33.2mpg and offering Carbon dioxide emissions from 193g/km, while diesels comprise the likely best-selling xDrive30d (47.1mpg, 158g/km) and the M50d (41.5mpg, 179g/km).

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