May 31, 2013 06:00 ET

The New BMW X5

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 31, 2013) - BMW is taking the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) even further into the realms of luxury cars with the introduction of the new, third-generation X5, which goes on sale in the UK from 16 November 2013. BMW invented the concept of the SAV with the original X5 and is the global market leader in the segment, with more than 1.3 million sales of the previous two models.

More driving enjoyment with even greater efficiency

The phrase 'Sports Activity Vehicle' perfectly summarises the character of the X5 - a car with the all-roads, all-weather capabilities and the space and versatility of an SUV, with the driving enjoyment of a BMW. All engines already meet the EU6 emissions standard not due to be introduced until September 2014.

EfficientDynamics: now with reduced weight and less drag

The new BMW X5 is equipped with a raft of EfficientDynamics features which complement the new engine line-up and standard eight-speed automatic transmission to keep fuel consumption and emissions to a minimum. The ECO PRO mode adapts the engine management, accelerator response and transmission characteristics to support a particularly fuel-efficient driving style, and even programmes the climate control and heated seats and mirrors for the most efficient use of energy.

Suspension options offer the maximum in comfort and driving pleasure

The new BMW X5 comes as standard with a Drive Dynamic Control switch, allowing the driver to fine-tune the balance between comfort and sportiness on and off-road. All versions are equipped with electronic power-assisted steering, as well as with an electromechanical parking brake and a powerful anti-lock braking system backed up by a vast array of driver assistance features.

A lighter version of xDrive all-wheel drive

The latest version of the BMW xDrive system has been enhanced for efficiency; it takes information about road and wheel speeds, steering angle and accelerator position to interpret the driver's intentions. As a result it eliminates both understeer and oversteer to deliver improved cornering abilities.

Design: robust, dynamic, luxurious and functional

The design of the new X5 is a modern and eye-catching update of the style which has made the car the global best-seller in its class - while the spacious interior with seats for up to seven people now offers even greater luxury and functionality.

'Design worlds' for total individualisation

The new X5 will offer two design packages as alternatives to the standard specification of SE and M Sport to allow maximum personalisation. They include a harmonious blend of design, colours and materials. The exterior and interior parts of these design packages can be ordered as a total package or independently and can be combined with standard specification or with each other.

ConnectedDrive: now even more connected

Innovations have been added to the BMW ConnectedDrive system to enhance the active safety, convenience and infotainment facilities of the new X5:

  • The new Driving Assistant includes Lane Departure Warning and a pedestrian and collision warning system with braking function.
  • Dynamic Safety adjusts the seat belts, front passenger seat, windows and sunroof (if fitted) to the optimum position to survive an accident, while Attention Assistant can sense possible driver fatigue and issue audible and visual alerts.
  • Internet access and Online Entertainment, giving access to 12 million music tracks, are available, while BMW Apps includes web radio, customised music programming and access to Facebook and Twitter.

The new BMW X5 goes on sale on 16 November 2013 and will cost from £42,590 OTR*** for an sDrive25d SE and from £44,895 OTR*** as an xDrive25d SE.

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