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BMW X5 and X7 gain new engine variants and factory towing option




BMW is expanding its X model line-up with new engine variants while also providing a new factory-fitted tow bar hitch option for the X5 and X7 large SUVs.

The BMW X5 range has been bolstered with the addition of three new engine variants, beginning with a new entry model, the xDrive25d.

The xDrive25d features a four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that develops 170kW of power and 450Nm of torque. This is driven through an eight-speed automatic transmission and propels the xDrive25d from 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds.

The xDrive45e model is the first hybrid variant available for the new generation BMW X5. It boasts a six-cylinder petrol engine, which replaces the four-cylinder power unit of the previous generation X5 xDrive40e. Paired with an electric motor, it produces a combined total output of 290kW and 600Nm, enough to propel the xDrive45e from 0-100km/h in just 5.6 seconds. The hybrid battery also adds considerable gains to fuel efficiency and driving range.

The new BMW X5 M50i flagship, which matches the standard specification of the M50d, features the powerful twin turbo petrol V8 that delivers 390kW of power and 750Nm. The result is a standard sprint time of 4.3 seconds.

BMW’s new X7 flagship is also now available with the mighty twin turbo V8, combining towering performance with that model’s commanding presence. The X7 M50i is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in a just 4.7 seconds.

New model line-up with pricing and specifications

The BMW X5 xDrive25d is priced from $99,900 and includes the following standard specification highlights:

  • 20″ light alloy wheels (Star-spoke style) with Runflat tyres
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Comfort Access system
  • Travel & Comfort system
  • Fine-wood ‘Fineline Stripe’ brown high-gloss interior trim
  • Ambient light
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Parking Assistant Plus, incl. Surround View Camera
  • Connected Package Professional
  • Live Cockpit Professional incl. natural voice control, iDrive controller, touch operation on the Control Display and smartphone connectivity
  • Head-Up Display, HiFi Loudspeaker system & Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • Adaptive Led Headlights
  • Seat Heating, front
  • Satinated Aluminium Roof Rails

The BMW X5 xDrive45e is priced from $129,900 and features the following standard specification highlights:

  • M Sport Package
  • Adaptive 2-axle air suspension
  • 20″ M light alloy wheels (Star-spoke style in Bicolour Orbit Grey) with Runflat tyres
  • Leather ‘Vernasca’ Upholstery
  • Panorama Sunroof
  • Comfort Access system & Travel & Comfort system
  • Aluminium Tetragon interior trim finish
  • Ambient light
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Parking Assistant Plus, incl. Surround View camera
  • Connected Package Professional
  • Live Cockpit Professional incl. natural voice control, iDrive controller, touch operation on the Control Display and smartphone connectivity
  • Head-Up Display, HiFi Loudspeaker system & Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • Adaptive Led Headlights
  • Seat Heating, front

The BMW X5 M50i is priced from $151,900 and includes the following standard specification highlights:

  • M Performance 8-cylinder V8 engine with two BMW TwinPower Turbos
  • 22″ M light alloy wheels (V-spoke style in M Bicolour)
  • M Performance Exhaust
  • M Sport Differential
  • M Exterior Design with elements in Cerium Grey
  • M Sport Brakes
  • Metallic Paint
  • Adaptive M Suspension Professional
  • Integral Active Steering
  • BMW LaserLight
  • Leather ‘Vernasca’ Upholstery
  • BMW Individual instrument panel finished in leather
  • Soft Close function for doors
  • Lumbar Support
  • Automatic Air Conditioning with 4-zone Climate Control
  • Panorama Glass Sunroof
  • Comfort Access system
  • Travel & Comfort system
  • Aluminium Tetragon interior trim finish
  • Ambient light
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Parking Assistant Plus, incl. Surround View Camera
  • Connected Package Professional
  • Live Cockpit Professional incl. natural voice control, iDrive controller, touch operation on the Control Display and smartphone connectivity
  • Head-Up Display
  • harman / kardon surround sound audio system, 16 speakers
  • Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • Seat Heating, front
The BMW X7 M50i is priced from $171,900 and boasts the following standard equipment highlights:
  • M Performance 8-cylinder V8 engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo
  • 22″ M light alloy wheels (V-spoke style in M Bicolour Cerium Grey) w/mixed tyres
  • M Performance Exhaust
  • M Sport Differential
  • Adaptive 2-Axle Air Suspension
  • Executive Drive Pro
  • Integral Active Steering
  • Metallic Paint
  • Integral Active Steering
  • BMW LaserLight
  • Leather ‘Merino’ Upholstery
  • BMW Individual instrument panel finished in leather
  • Soft Close function for doors
  • Heated Cup Holders
  • Lumbar Support
  • Automatic Air Conditioning with 5-zone Climate Control
  • Panorama Glass Sunroof
  • Comfort Access system
  • Travel & Comfort system
  • BMW Individual fine-wood trim Ash Grain Silver Grey high-gloss interior trim finish
  • Ambient light
  • Driving Assistant Professional
  • Parking Assistant Plus, incl. Surround View Camera
  • Connected Package Professional
  • Live Cockpit Professional incl. natural voice control, iDrive controller, touch operation on the Control Display and smartphone connectivity
  • Head-Up Display, harman / kardon & Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • harman / kardon surround sound audio system, 16 speakers
  • Seat Heating, front
  • Third Row Seats

Factory towing solution

The new BMW factory-designed and installed towing system is available for 9 models across the BMW X5 and X7 lines, and can be ordered now with deliveries commencing in Q3 this year.

Rated at between 2,700kg to 3,500kg braked depending on the model, the new towing hitch comes requires no removal of parts and comes with an integrated hitch receiver and bespoke control unit.

Towing capacity per model

Model

MRLP

Braked towing capacity

Maximum downball load

X5 xDrive25d+

$2,500

2,700kg

270kg

X5 xDrive30d

$2,500

3,500kg

280kg

X5 xDrive40i

$2,500

3,500kg

280kg

X5 xDrive45e

$2,500

2,700kg

180kg

X5 M50d

$2,500

3,500kg

280kg

X5 M50i

$2,500

3,500kg

280kg

X7 xDrive30d#

$2,500

3,500kg

280kg

X7 M50d

$2,500

3,500kg

280kg

X7 M50i

$2,500

3,500kg

280kg

+ Only available on X5 xDrive25d with M Sport Package
# Only available on X7 xDrive30d with M Sport Package or Design Pure Excellence

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