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2018-10-16 15:00

Robin Classen


Image: Deutsche Welle

In 2019, the new G05 BMW X5 will be celebrating 20 years on the road, and the German carmaker has released a new version of the model.

The original Sports Activity Vehicle was once very popular in the segment, but has lost market share in the last few years.

A long history

It X5 has sold 2 million units since its introduction into the market back in 1999, getting more refined and premium over the years as is clear with the latest model.

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This particular model in question is the xDrive40i producing 250kW with a top speed of 243km/h.

The new X5 will launch locally later during November. 

BMW South Africa's website shows the local line-up will initially comprise of two derivatives, both powered by diesel engines.

The automaker quotes the top of the range M50d with 294kW and a 5.2 second 0-100km/h time. 

While the xDrive30d has a claimed 195kW and completes the 0-100km/h sprint in 6.5 seconds. The new SAV (sports activity vehicle) will be available in two trim packages: xLine and M Sport package. 


X5 xDrive30d - R1 194 296
X5 M50d - R1502 582

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