Earlier this month, BMW had unveiled the facelifted X5 for the global markets. Now, latest media reports suggest the SUV will be launched in India by August 2023. The updated X5 gets a redesigned exterior, a spruced-up interior with added features, and changes to the powertrain options. Read on to find out key changes that are in store for this upcoming premium SUV.
BMW X5 Facelift: Exterior and Interior Changes
On the exterior, the 2023 BMW X5 Facelift will feature mild changes that seem to be inspired from its elder sibling the BMW X7. Key design upgrades include a reprofiled front bumper, LED headlights that are thinner and look sleek, and an optional illuminated front grille. The SUV also gets the xLine package design elements as standard fitment with the facelift. The rest of the X5’s exterior remains the same as the outgoing model.
Inside, changes are more noticeable. The interior of the facelifted BMW X5 features a refreshed dashboard design with touch controls for climate control. There is a new curved digital panel that houses a 14.9-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The touchscreen is now running on BMW’s latest iDrive 8.0 software while Live Cockpit Plus makes its debut, providing cloud-based map navigation. The automaker is expected to offer a number of optional equipment on the New X5 including a panoramic sunroof with LED illumination, AR (Augmented Reality) support, and a Bowers & Wilkins audio system.
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BMW X5 Facelift: Powertrain Details
Mechanically, the 2023 BMW X5 globally has seen an update to its entire powertrain lineup. However, in India, BMW is likely to continue to offer the same engine options as the current model. This includes a 3-litre twin-turbo inline-six petrol engine making 336 bhp with 450 Nm of peak torque. The diesel option is a 3-litre six-cylinder turbo diesel unit that pumps out 262 bhp and 620 Nm torque. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox and gets BMW’s xDrive AWD system as standard.
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BMW X5 Facelift: Pricing and Rivals
Prices for BMW X5 currently range from Rs 79.90 lakh to Rs 98.50 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. Expect the facelifted version to cost around Rs 1 to 2 lakh more than the outgoing model. Upon launch, BMW X5 Facelift will rival the likes of Audi Q7, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Land Rover Discovery, and the recently updated Mercedes-Benz GLE.