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Cars New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival

12:28  11 june  2018
12:28  11 june  2018 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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BMW reckons a new platform and added comfort will give fourth-generation SUV an edge of rivals including the Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE. The advancements are enough to give it an edge over rivals , he added , including the Audi Q 7 , Jaguar F - Pace , Porsche Cayenne and

BMW reckons a new platform and added comfort will give fourth-generation SUV an edge of rivals including the Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE. The advancements are enough to give it an edge over rivals , he added , including the Audi Q 7 , Jaguar F - Pace , Porsche Cayenne and

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The new model, designed to rival the BMW X 6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé, the extension of the scope of the Cayenne line-up. You May Also Like. New BMW X 5 : added luxury of the Jaguar F - Pace , and the Audi Q 7 rival .

► New BMW X 5 : added luxury for Jaguar F - Pace and Audi Q 7 rival ► The fourth-generation BMW X 5 promises “ new -found comfort and refinement”, according to

The fourth-generation BMW X5 promises “new-found comfort and refinement”, according to Johann Kistler, the model’s project manager.

He said the improvement is thanks to the X5’s new platform, which shares key elements with the brand’s CLAR architecture used by the 5 Series and 7 Series.

Kistler said it elevates the X5’s capabilities to a new level, with the model’s established reputation for performance and handling now enhanced by an improved ride. The advancements are enough to give it an edge over rivals, he added, including the Audi Q7, Jaguar F-Pace, Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

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Launching in the UK towards the end of the year following a debut at the Paris show in October, the premium SUV has been comprehensively re-engineered for what will be its 20th anniversary next year.

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New BMW X 5 : added luxury for Jaguar F - Pace and Audi Q 7 rival The fourth-generation BMW X 5 promises “ new -found comfort and refinement”, according to Johann

Along with the new platform, which is shared with the upcoming X7, the X5 is bigger inside and out, has updated powertrains and features BMW’s latest digital cockpit and infotainment functions in a more luxurious cabin.

X5: “extra layer of comfort” Kistler said: “We’ve built on the X5’s dynamic qualities with the inclusion of developments such as Integral Active Steering [four-wheel steer] and the latest version of Dynamic Drive Active Roll Stabilisation [electrically operated anti-roll bars], but we’ve also added an extra layer of luxury and comfort that we think will provide the new model with more appeal than ever.”

New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival © Autocar New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival

Chassis developments include optional air suspension featuring air springs both front and rear. Available as part of an off-road package that also brings off-road driving modes and a differential lock, it replaces the suspension set-up of the outgoing model, which only used air springs at the rear, and is combined with front double wishbones and a fivelink arrangement at the rear.

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The other is BMW ’s X 5 , a stalwart of German-badged, unibody-constructed luxury family haulers But there’s a key impetus for this upmarket family-friendly mega-test: Jaguar first-ever SUV, the F - Pace . a response to rival GLE’s updates, perhaps – is a no-cost-optional Innovations Pack adding

New BMW X 5 : added luxury for Jaguar F - Pace and Audi Q 7 rival 1 day ago BMW reckons a new platform and added comfort will give fourth-generation SUV an edge of rivals including the Porsche Cayenne and

A stiffer bodyshell with added aluminium is also said to offer a 33% increase in torsional rigidity, to help better isolate road shock and secondary vibration. The new platform and chassis will also be used by the third-generation X6 that’s due in the middle of next year.

Viewed by Autocar in an engineering workshop at BMW’s Spartanburg factory in the US, where the new model will once again be exclusively produced alongside the X3, X4, X6 and upcoming X7, the new X5 is larger than its predecessor in every vital dimension.

New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival © Autocar New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival

X5 grows in size

Length stretches by 35mm at 4921mm, width increases by 32mm at 1970mm and height is up by 11mm at 1737mm. The wheelbase has also increased by 42mm at 2975mm in a move that provides the new BMW with slightly shorter overhangs as well as larger door apertures both front and rear.

Despite the increase in size, the new BMW offers the same boot capacity as the outgoing third-generation X5 at 645 litres (rising to 1860 litres when the 60:40 split rear seat is folded away).

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But there’s a key impetus for this upmarket family-friendly mega-test: Jaguar first-ever SUV, the F - Pace . “One of the most timeless cabins,” as Mike describes it, isn’t necessarily the roomiest or airiest in row two, especially compared with its Audi and BMW rivals .

The new 2017 F - Pace will give Jaguar buyers a choice they've never had—a choice that's done very well for rival brands from Germany, even from within its own HQ. The 2017 Audi Q 5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age. 6.8.

New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival © Autocar New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival The new model can be ordered with optional electronic control for both the upper and lower sections of the two-piece tailgate. It also receives an electric luggage blind cover that can be stowed automatically within the boot floor at the press of a button.

The new X5’s evolutionary styling includes an angular kidney-shaped grille that is joined in the middle to help give it greater prominence. It also has active air flaps to help the model achieve a drag coefficient of up to 0.31.

Headlights come with a laser light option, which is said to increase high-beam reach by more than 200 metres compared with standard LED headlights.

New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival © Autocar New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival Inside, there is more space for all occupants. Tech highlights include a 12.3in digital instrument panel and a similar-sized infotainment screen, both featuring BMW’s new ID7 operating system.

At the rear, an optional third row of seats is said to provide added leg and head room compared with the existing X5.

Other options include a head-up display with a larger screen than the outgoing X5’s, a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, conversational speech recognition control, gesture control and a touch-control rear seat entertainment system.

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Jaguar F - Pace takes on the. Interesting, Others | January 25th, 2015 by Horatiu Boeriu 1. At the moment the BMW X 5 has competition in the form of the Mercedes-Benz ML Class, Audi Q 7 and Porsche Cayenne. It see!s, though, that a new contender is coming to town and it hails from Britain.

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New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival © Autocar New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival Bestselling X5 will be 261bhp diesel

One six-cylinder petrol and two six-cylinder diesel engines will be available at launch.

The petrol engines is BMW’s familiar turbocharged 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder with 340ps and 500Nm in the xDrive40i.

New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival © Autocar New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival The most popular unit for the UK is expected to be the 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel-powered xDrive30d, which produces 261bhp and 457lb ft.

Positioned at the top-of-the initial line-up will be the M50d M Performance, whose quad-turbocharged 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel engine delivers 400ps and 531lb ft of torque.

Additional engines will follow, including a plug-in hybrid that will use a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in combination with a gearbox-mounted electric motor to deliver a combined 321bhp and 664lb ft as a successor to today’s xDrive40e.

New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival © Autocar New BMW X5: added luxury for Jaguar F-Pace and Audi Q7 rival As with the current X5, all models come as standard with an eight-speed torque converter-equipped automatic gearbox and BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system.

Two trim lines will be available: xLine and the higher-spec M Sport. Deliveries in the UK will kick off in December, with pricing to start from £56,710 for the xDrive30d xLine — a rise of £2935 over the equivalent outgoing X5.

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