New BMW X5 - Exclusive First Look

  • New BMW X5 - Exclusive First Look

New BMW X5 - Exclusive First Look

After several photo leaks, BMW has unveiled the fourth generation 2019 BMW X5.

The images of BMW's next generation Mercedes GLE and Audi Q7 rival appear ahead of the new X5's anticipated arrival at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October.

It also defines the car's strikingly powerful shoulders and feeds into the rear lights (likewise LED units), which extend well into the flanks.

The pricing details of the 2019 BMW X5 will be announced closer to when the auto hits the market in November. The 2019 X5 stretches 194.3 inches from bumper-to-bumper, a 1.1-inch increase over past year and it's a hefty 78.9 inches wide, a 2.6-inch increase.

There's nothing surprising about the new car's shape, but the sheetmetal sports sharper edges, and new headlights and a larger twin-kidney grille make for a more aggressive coming-for-you look. Codenamed G05, the all-new X5 is not only bigger and more technically advanced than before but also more efficient. Ambient lighting is standard.

At the rear, an optional third seat row, offering two added seats, is also claimed to provide added leg and headroom compared with that of the old X5.

The new X5's dashboard features a pair of 12.3-inch screens, BMW's largest to date.

Inside the 2019 X5 debuts with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional display and control concept. The BMW app allows the usual remote commands, plus importing of appointments and destinations into the navigation system. The powertrain of 2019 BMW X5 will come from 5-Series that are 2.0 four, 3.0-liter straight-six and 4.4-liter eight-cylinder turbocharged gasoline respectively. With four drivetrain options and a slew of driver-assist technologies, the new X5 packs a few firsts for the German automaker and is expected to start hitting showrooms before the year is out. 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.

All engines are paired with an eight-speed Steptronic autobox as standard and BMW's xDrive permanent all-wheel-drive with a rearward-biased torque distribution. Adaptive LEDs are standard with BMW's Laserlights an optional extra. The Off-Road package includes two-axle air suspension, undercarriage guard at the front and rear, off-road driving modes and corresponding settings for the xDrive, DSC, transmission, and accelerator.

Maximum towing capacity with a BMW factory hitch is 7,209 pounds.

Warning, side collision protection, evasion aid, Crossing traffic warning, Priority warning and Wrong-way warning. An off-road package can also be specified for the first time on the X5.

An available parking system will parallel park the X5 and a parking backup assist will back the vehicle out of a tight space in the same path (stored in the car's memory) that was last used to drive forward into the space.

The vehicle got a new gearbox.