The BMW X5 gets the illuminated kidney grille that is found on the company's 7-series cars
The BMW X5 gets the illuminated kidney grille that is found on the company's 7-series carsBMW India

2023 BMW X5 facelift launched in India at Rs 93.90 lakhs

The 2023 BMW X5 features a mild hybrid powertrain for both the diesel and petrol engines on offer

BMW India has launched the 2023 BMW X5 in India. The facelifted SUV is available in xLine and M Sport trim levels. It is offered with both petrol and diesel engines. The prices range from Rs 93.90 lakh to Rs 1.06 crore (ex-showroom).

2023 BMW X5 exteriors

The 2023 BMW X5 facelift introduces several updates to its exterior design. Notably, slimmer headlamps with matrix LED adaptive technology have been incorporated. The grille now features 'Iconic Glow' illumination, while the air intakes have undergone adjustments. Both the front and rear bumpers showcase refreshed styling, and the taillamps at the rear have been reworked. All variants of the SUV come standard with 21-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Similar to other BMW models, the X5 is available in two trim levels: xLine and M Sport. The xLine variant comes with standard roof rails and satin aluminium exterior trim. On the other hand, the M Sport trim adds a sportier touch with its bumper design, glossy black roof rails, dark shadow rear bumper, and trapezoidal exhaust tips.

2023 BMW X5 interiors

The 2023 BMW X5 showcases an updated interior that includes the BMW Widescreen Curved Display, combining a 12.3-inch digital instrument display with a 14.9-inch infotainment display. A notable addition is the ambient light bar positioned beneath the infotainment display, reminiscent of the one found in the BMW 7 Series.

The X5 comes equipped with standard sports seats, featuring heating and electric adjustability. In the M Sport trim, the Comfort seats are provided as standard, offering full electric adjustability, heating, and ventilation. The BMW X5 is packed with an array of comfort and convenience features, including four-zone climate control, a Harman Kardon surround sound system, a panoramic sunroof, an M Leather steering wheel, ambient lighting, and glass highlights for touch surfaces, among others.

2023 BMW X5 powertrain

For the 2023 model, BMW has enhanced the performance of both the petrol and diesel engines in the X5 by incorporating a mild-hybrid 48V electric motor that produces 11bhp and 200Nm of torque. The X5 xDrive40i (petrol) is equipped with a 3.0-litre inline-six engine that generates 381bhp and 520Nm of torque. This enables the X5 to accelerate from 0-100kmph in just 5.4 seconds. This is 40bhp and 70Nm more than the outgoing model. On the other hand, the diesel X5 xDrive30d features a 3.0-litre inline-six engine producing 286bhp and 650Nm of torque, resulting in an acceleration of 0-100kmph in 6.1 seconds. This is 20bhp and 30Nm more than the outgoing model.

Both powertrain options incorporate BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive technology, ensuring optimal traction on various surfaces. The X5 also benefits from automatic brake differentials and locks, dynamic traction control, and adaptive air suspension, which can adjust the car's ride height based on the selected drive mode.

2023 BMW X5 prices and rivals

The facelifted BMW X5 is available in four different variants, with two petrol and two diesel engine options. The X5 xDrive40i xLine costs Rs 93.90 lakh, and the X5 xDrive40i M Sport costs Rs 1.04 crore. The diesel variants include the X5 xDrive30d xLine, which costs Rs 95.90 lakh, and the X5 xDrive30d M Sport, which costs Rs 1.06 crore (all prices are ex-showroom). The BMW X5 competes with the Mercedes GLE, Audi Q7, and Volvo XC90.

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