Here is a bad news for those who are looking to buy BMW's latest X5 Sports Utility Vehicle. The company has closed the booking for X5 in India, owing to the overwhelming demand for the SUV in the domestic market.
The Facebook page of BMW India on Tuesday confirmed that the bookings will be reopened in the country soon. BMW X5 opened its India chapter on 29 May and the car is available only in diesel engine option.
Under the hood, the new BMW X5 packs 3-litre inline six-cylinder diesel motor, which can churn out 258 PS of max power and a peak torque of 560 Nm mated to ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. Offering a top speed of 250 kmph, the new X5 can accelerate 0-100kmph in 6.9 seconds.
The X5, a stylish and powerful SUV, comes loaded with safety features like six air bags, dynamic stability control including dynamic traction control, hill descent control and electronic vehicle immobiliser and crash sensor.
In India, the car is pegged against the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes Benz GL Class and is available in five colour options - Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver, Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect, Space Grey and Sparkling Brown.
In India, BMW first launched the top-end variant of X5 with a price tag of ₹70.9 lakh (ex-showroom, India and later also introduced a entry-level variant of X5 for ₹64.9 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The base variant X5 Expedition comes with the same engine specifications of its top end model, but misses out on features like 600W Harman Kardon system, BMW Apps, Navigation system, 26 cm infotainment display with DVD facility, hard-drive storage, handwriting recognition, sports gearbox, paddle shifters, LED headlights and foglights and electric seat lumbar support.
Recently, BMW also launched its M6 Gran Coupé in India with a price tag of ₹1.75 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). The petrol-powered performance-oriented four-door coupe is based on M5 sedan platform and comes with two twin-scroll turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine,
The engine can churn out a power of 560 PS between 6,000 to 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 680 Nm at 1,500-5,750 rpm and it is mated to seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and can accelerate 0-100kmph in 4.2 seconds.