BMW India rolls out 2014 X5 from Chennai plant
Launched last month in presence of Sachin Tendulkar, the New X5 has now entered local production at BMW plant in Chennai. Offered only in diesel variant, xDrive 30d, the locally produced variant of X5 comes with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 70,90 lakhs.
One of the best selling BMW SUVs across the world, new X5 was first unveiled last year. It made India debut at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, while launch took place on 29th May 2014. In India, the X5 competes with Audi Q7 and Mercedes GL Class.
Compared to the older variant, new X5 offers a bolder exterior design, refreshed interiors, and a new set of features. Front now has a new set of aggressive headlights, chrome coated kidney grille, while silver coating at the bottom of front bumper and inside the air vents adds to the X5′s commanding road presence.
The three row seven seater luxury SUV comes with a choice of different colour schemes on the inside. This includes Ivory white, Mocha, Terra, Canberra Beige, and Black schemes. Featuring BMW’s latest ConnectedDrive assist, 2014 X5 is one of the most technology-packed car on offer from BMW India.
Speaking about performance, the all-wheel drive SUV is powered by inline 6 cylinder engine, which is also seen in the existing 530d and 730d luxury sedans. Power output is rated at 255hp while peak torque of 560 Nm is achieved at as low as 1500 rpm. With 8 speed auto gearbox, X5 does a 0-100 kmph in just 6.9 seconds and has an electronically controlled top speed of 250 kmph.
Today, at the rolling out ceremony in Chennai, Mr. Robert Frittrang, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai said that the X5 is built with “highest standard of quality, distinguished workmanship and uncompromising engineering.”