All-new BMW X5 debuts in Saudi Arabia

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Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors, the official BMW Group importer in Saudi Arabia, has welcomed the all-new BMW X5 - pioneer of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and global market leader in its class.

Established back in 1999, the first generation BMW X5 was the first vehicle of its kind to combine superior dynamics on-road with impressive off-road characteristics thanks to BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system.

Since its inception, the BMW X5 has been the absolute market leader in the Sports Activity Vehicle segment, and one of BMW’s best-selling model series accounting for almost a third of all BMW models sold globally.

Commenting on the launch of the all-new BMW X5, Stavros Paraskevaide, Managing Director of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors (BMW Group), said: “The BMW X5 has been the pinnacle in the Sports Activity Segment for more than a decade. Since its launch it has grown from strength and continues to raise the bar in its segment. We are confident that the all new BMW X5 heralds the start of yet another growth cycle for a vehicle that customers here in the Kingdom have always appreciated.”

This third generation BMW X5 will once again set new standards with its evolutionary design features, spacious interior and increased driving comfort. In addition, for the first time, the X5 will be available with a choice of new suspension packages.

These include the adaptive suspension comfort, dynamic, professional and adaptive M Suspension, all of which provides further enhanced ride comfort.

BMW Twin Power Turbo technology and additional BMW EfficientDynamics features ensure that the new BMW X5 is faster and more efficient than ever.

Under the bonnet sits a newly enhanced engine variant, the BMW X5 xDrive50i with a new generation of the V8 petrol engine (330 kW/450 hp), 10 percent more power power than the predecessor X5 model.

The Driving Experience Control switch is fitted as standard with Comfort, Dynamic and Professional adaptive suspension packages and Adaptive M suspension which can be specified to enhance the car’s sporty handling properties and ride comfort.

Joining the BMW X5 xDrive50i in February 2014 will be the BMW X5 xDrive35i engine (225 kW/306 hp).

The design of the new BMW X5 combines the X hallmark characteristics with the power, presence and the sportiness of classic BMW models.

An even more expressive front-end look with twin circular headlights extending into the new broad-set kidney grille; an elegantly stretched silhouette, new distinctive rear and a new Sparkling Brown color option.

Side on, the eye-catching curved air-breather over the athletically molded wheel arches; horizontal lines and taut surfaces optimize the models aerodynamic properties.

From the rear, new aeroblades can be seen along with a newly shaped rectangular exhaust pipe and accentuated lights for a more distinctive look.

Inside the redesigned exterior of the new BMW X5 is a more luxurious interior environment with a selection of high quality leather and trims available, atmospheric lighting options and increased spaciousness.

Due to the model’s 3.2cm extended wheelbase, the cockpit now plays host to a newly raised seating position and striking horizontal lines which extend into the door trim and noticeably enhance the interior.

When it comes to storage, the boot can now hold 650 – 1,870 liters, a noticeable increase on its predecessor’s capacity.

In addition, the BMW iDrive controller features a new touch sensitive controller for intuitive and convenient operations of the iDrive system. Instead of having to scroll for letter input, users can now write letters on the surface of the iDrive controller.

Customers keen to make the configuration of the exterior and interior a little more personalized, can for the first time, order the new BMW X5 with Pure Experience and Pure Excellence design packages, in addition to the M Sport package.

The exterior and interior content of these two design packages can be ordered separately, and they can be combined with each other with standard equipment or the M Sport package.

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