Time flies, so the new 2019 BMW X5 caught us off guard. Unveiled in a press release last night, BMW has launched the 4th generation of their popular “Sports Activity Vehicle”. Over 2.2 million of them have been sold over the past 2 decades, with 1/3 of them being sold here. Mr. duPont had a bright red X5M for a few years, and it was nothing short of amazing.
While the M version won’t be initially available, we can choose between two turbocharged engines, the xDrive 40i, or the xDrive 50i. The 40i has a 335 hp six-cylinder, and the 50i has a 456 hp 4.4 liter V8. The wheelbase is 1.6″ longer and the chassis is 2.6″ wider. The roof also gained an inch to increase headroom and cargo capacity.
Senior VP of Design Adrian van Hooydonk said: “The BMW X5 embodies the origins of the BMW X family and, in its fourth generation, sends out its most powerful message yet in terms of presence and modernity. It defines a new X design language – robust, clear and precise.” Just like every other X series, it is rolling off the BMW USA assembly line in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
In addition, they are building a new line for the upcoming X7. This full-size model will go toe-to-toe with the Bentayga and the Escalade, so get ready for a new round of SUV wars. Since the X5 is built here, our dealers are already taking orders. So click the link below and find out why the BMW X5 is the perfect American utility.