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Old 21st September 2010, 20:17   #1
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Default *Facelifted* BMW X5 launched in India

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- The new BMW X5 has been launched in two variants: BMW X5 xDrive50i (petrol) and BMW X5 xDrive30d (diesel) and can be ordered at BMW dealerships across India.

- Deliveries of the new BMW X5 will commence from October onwards. Both variants will be available in India as CBU (completely built-up unit).

- The all India ex-showroom prices are as follows:
xDrive50i : 69,50,000 INR
xDrive30d : 52,99,000 INR

- The BMW X5 can accommodate up to seven persons with the optional third-row seats.

- All versions of the X5 include brake energy regeneration. In overrun phase, i.e. as soon as the driver stops accelerating, the released kinetic energy is transformed by brake energy regeneration into electrical energy that can be stored. So the battery can be charged “free of charge”. The battery then needs less power input when the vehicle starts up again, which frees up the engine and reduces consumption.

- The new top-of-the-range model is the BMW X5 xDrive50i, whose V8 power unit featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct petrol injection (High Precision Injection) has an output of 300 kW/407 hp. It produces a maximum torque of 600 Nm at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm and accelerates from 0 – 100 kmph in 5.5 seconds.

- The all-aluminium six-cylinder diesel with TwinPower Turbo and Common Rail direct injection featured in the BMW X5 xDrive30d delivers an output of 180 kW/245 hp. It produces a maximum torque of 540 Nm at 1,750 – 3,000 rpm and accelerates from 0 – 100 kmph in 7.6 seconds.

- All versions of the new BMW X5 are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard equipment of the new BMW X5 also includes the speed-dependent Servotronic steering assistance system.
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The Q7 has been the king of this segment for long. But with the new X5, I think BMW can get back their crown. Must say the pricing of the xDrive30D is spot on! The best luxury SUV for the non-Audi fans
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Like the design of the new front air dam.Also interesting perspective of the golden GT behind the X5.
With such a fantastic diesel the petrol option is too expensive and should be very thirsty.
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The earlier X5 was priced around 60L and this facelifted one is for 53L!! That's a very good move by BMW but is there any changes in features offered as standard?
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Cheap - how does this compare to a BMW 530 price wise?
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It looks cheap but isn't so in reality. The base is more stripped so with usual loadings like 4 zone A/C, 7 seats, blinds, Xenons, sunroof, lights package etc it would still come out in the 60-65 lakhs ballpark. Plus I don't know how is it with BMW dealers pre-ordered inventory (common with Audi folks) - but the pre-ordered ones have these usual loadings so it doesn't makes any difference to the price (equally pricey before and after the facelift ).
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BMW India has come up with expansion plans that will strengthen its commitment to the Indian market. BMW has increased the production capacity at its Chennai plant from 3000 units to 5,4000 units annually.

In addition, BMW has also planned for dealer expansion that will take the count to 22 dealerships by 2011. And by late-2010, for the very first time, BMW Financial Services will also start offering its financial services in the Indian market. The German manufacturer will also commence with the production of its latest compact SUV, the X1 by the end of 2010.

"India is a market that holds great potential for the future for us and is a building block in our global market offensive," said Frank-Peter Arndt, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Production.

"At the same time, we will also be gearing the plant to produce a further model for the Indian market, the X1, starting in November 2010 and thereby opening up new customer segments," he added.

In the first eight months of this year alone, BMW sales in India climbed 43 percent to reach a total of 3,301 units. This means that the BMW Group has already sold almost as many vehicles in India this year as in the whole of 2009.

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Cheap - how does this compare to a BMW 530 price wise?

If you mean the f10 530D , it comes out to around 56-57 OTR, IMO ( according to options chosen etc ). As stated above, the X5 is atleast 7 to 8 lakh more with the same engine. the 5.0 petrol is a lot more than that as well
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Plus I don't know how is it with BMW dealers pre-ordered inventory (common with Audi folks) - but the pre-ordered ones have these usual loadings so it doesn't makes any difference to the price (equally pricey before and after the facelift ).
The same is the case with Porsche and BMW. The "India quota" is almost taken up with this "pre- order" thing- the options those you don't want, the colours you don't prefer. If you want it as you like, you have to wait really long. I cannot see why we should be stuck with cars with features like "panorama roof" if not for this rather unethical practice.
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I always thought the X5 was the best SUV available from the 3 Germans and the face lift will only make this better but I still do not think this will match up to the Q7 in terms of sales considering most people love the Q7 for its massive and flashy appeal? The ML also suddenly has got a huge rise in sales I suppose that is due to the discounts being offered?

The X5 also gets a lot of its customers move to its flashy sibling the X6.
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In the month of August,

Audi Q5 = 59
Audi Q7 = 17
Mercedes GL Class = 23
Mercedes M Class = 14
Toyota Prado = 15
Volvo XC90 = 9
BMW X5 = 3
BMW X3 = 1

That's the reason behind the aggressive entry price. The 3, 5 & 7 show that BMW is well-accepted as a luxury brand. However, the SUV sales (a hugely profitable sector) are at the bottom of the pile.

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Cheap - how does this compare to a BMW 530 price wise?
530d is about 46 ex-showroom (and thus, 7 lakhs cheaper).
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The spike in Mercedes SUV's has been amazing in the two months, is it only due to discounts? Cause the ML did not sell so well in it's early years compared to now when it's on it's way out. I wonder if the next ML / GL will be assembled here, would add a lot of cost advantage.

Coming to BMW well I think X3 is going to catch on with the new model in Q2 2011, and the X5 sales are low but I do think X6 sells well.
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Hi All,

This is my first post on TBHP and let me tell you that the feeling of being accepted into TBHP almost parallels the thrill I am experiencing now--just before my first luxury car purchase .

After a lot of test drives and research I have zeroed in on a new BMW X5. I will share my research experience and process in detail in a subsequent post.

Before finalising the deal, wanted the member's opinion on the X5's reliability and cost of ownership. I intend keeping it for 3-4 years and my usage will average around 1000km a month, about 70% of the distance will be on highways. Should I take the BSI (costs 4 lakhs for 4 years) given my low mileage? The car is a CBU from Germany (as confirmed by the SA).

Appreciate any inputs or experiences from current or past owners of Beemers in general and the X5 in particular.

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Before finalising the deal, wanted the member's opinion on the X5's reliability and cost of ownership. I intend keeping it for 3-4 years and my usage will average around 1000km a month, about 70% of the distance will be on highways. Should I take the BSI (costs 4 lakhs for 4 years) given my low mileage? The car is a CBU from Germany (as confirmed by the SA).
You'll drive the X5 for about 50,000 kms. Then, who knows if the situation changes and the running gets higher. My advice : Opt for the BSI with your eyes shut. Lots of things that can go wrong with these complicated Germans, and I'm heard some awful stories about BMW gearboxes, turbos & electronics.

BSI = Peace of the mind. 4 lakhs is chump change when you're spending 60+ for the car.
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Just looked up to a new term referred here BSI and it stands for - BMW Service Inclusive.

There are 3 levels of BSI-
  • Basic
  • Plus
  • Ultimate
Some details from BMW India website-

http://www.bmw.in/in/en/owners/servi...ive_start.html


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BMW Service Inclusive-
The BMW service packages give you the freedom to enjoy your BMW on any road, at any time. Depending on the package you choose, worries about service, maintenance and wear-and-tear repairs become a thing of the past - including their costs.
A one-time payment for BMW Service Inclusive ensures comprehensive service cover for a defined time period or amount of mileage without the need for any additional payments. Should you part with your BMW prior to the end of the contract all the benefits are automatically transferred to subsequent owner for the remaining term of validity. Experience unlimited freedom for you and your BMW with BMW Service Inclusive. Please contact your BMW Dealer for further details.
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