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The king of the X-Games

Over two million copies in not even two decades and a subscription to the first place in the Segment, the X5 was not only the first SUV in the BMW program, but

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The king of the X-Games

Over two million copies in not even two decades and a subscription to the first place in the Segment, the X5 was not only the first SUV in the BMW program, but he is also by far the most successful. So it's no wonder that the Bavarians call the thick chunks internally, like "The Boss". After only five years, the next Generation is therefore already in the race, which comes at almost the same time with the new Mercedes GLE in November with prices starting at 84'400 Swiss francs in the trade.

the fourth edition promises to be not only more space than ever before, but especially more prestigious. This is, of course, the prouder Design and the friendly appearance: The car has more corners and edges, and thus more in character, and in each Dimension visually. And not without reason, BMW offers the X5, the first 22-inch rims, which are factory-installed.

the scent organ, and climate zones

But it is mainly due to the ambience and the facilities. Because of the now at 4.92 metres long, the X5 is a five or Schulz in nothing more. On the contrary: As the first BMW he gets the next and in the future, a standard Generation of digital cockpit, it can be equipped with a scent organ, and a 15'000-lit graphic elements, glass roof, decorated, offers massage seats and four climate zones, and even have a Cup holder with it's own thermal control. And if that's not enough, you can even order a pair of operating elements in the crystal glass optics.

The new Cockpit and an army of assistants. Image: BMW

go To the posh indoor life, there is noticeably more space on all seats and behind the such as always split, now with gesture control-equipped flap so much in the trunk, you can fold behind the electrically adjustable rear seat, on request a third row of the car floor. Who can live without this Option, you can look forward to 645 up to 1860 litres of storage space and the Luggage compartment cover as a funny Gimmick for the first Time electrically under the load floor.

The handle to the control is more and more of a formality.

More luxury and more cargo space – just like the Package of the X5 is even bigger balancing act. Possible a package from a revised suspension with a few new options. So, for the first Time in the X5 air suspension for both axles and an electronic differential in the rear. In addition, the Bavarians have extended their driving profiles in order to a couple of special off-road programs. The result is more luxury and comfort on the long.

On the short and twisty routes of the X5 is more agile and sporty, as you have the skill a two-tonne truck of almost five meters. And off the asphalt on the terrain, is stalking the car now, thanks to eight inches of variance in the ground clearance is still better over Stock and stone.

The Luggage compartment offers up to 1860 litres of storage space and more seats. Image: BMW

In driving a new V8 diesel will bring the X5 for the Rest of the world with 462 HP and in Europe, three in-line six-cylinder engine with three liters of displacement, allradan rubbed and eight-speed automatic. It starts at the X5 40i with 340 HP for the 30d 265 HP in the data sheet, and the M50d are achieved as the range-topping 400 HP. The rise in the engine range, you can save actually. Because of the weaker Diesel has more than enough Power for the X5.

even Though the X5 drives either sportier or more comfortable ever, the Bayern to the driver more and more work and expand the X5 once again the army of the wizard, so that the handle towards the steering Wheel becomes more and more tiresome formality. And because the customers are getting older, builds on BMW's now also an emergency stop assistant that puts the car in a medical emergency, automatically securely to the edge of the road.

more than ever, more comfortable and refined, and Packed with intelligent wizards, and all sorts of other amenities, the X5 is a worthy head of the large Munich-based X family. However, he is not allowed to hold this Position for a long time. Because in the beginning of next year, the Bavaria to the X7.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 01.10.2018, 18:05 PM

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