Boss’s X – 5.6 secs / 394ps & 600nm combined / 3L 6 cylinder / 8 speed auto / 4WD / air suspension / 235kmh / pure e range 77km / pure e top speed 135kmh / RM440,745.00
The new, New X5 is back. Now in Malaysia as a plug-in hybrid model, the bossier BMW X5 xDrive45e arrives in M Sport form, rides on air front + back and pushes close to 400ps / 600nm combined, via a much awaited 286ps / 450nm BMW B58 3L 6-cylinder twin scroll turbo engine and eboost from a 113ps / 265nm electric motor.
The included M Sport pack doesn’t involve aerodynamics at all, but improve things further with a set of M Sport brakes and 20″ M wheels. While on the inside, there’s the M leather steering, also M door sills and that is as far as the Mprovements go.
However, one can upgrade to the full M Performance tier which covers the entire X5 with these explicit items:
M Performance front air inlet / exterior mirror cap / front and rear winglets / carbon fiber rear diffuser / side decals / side skirt films in Frozen Black / wheels finished in Star Spoke Jet Black Matte
In the cockpit, it has sport seats, electric of course and memory for the driver’s seat and all upholstered in Vernasca type leather. Entertainment is channeled through a 464W 16-Speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system with the integrated BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional and 12.3″ digital display taking center stage. Also also, 2 additional 10.2″ rear screens just for the rear occupants.
Colour ranges from: Phytonic Blue / Black Sapphire / Mineral White / Artic Grey with upholstery options being: Black Leather ‘Vernasca’ perforations in Black / Brown Wood trim ‘Fineline Stripe’
PHEV battery warranty wise, the X5 PHEV, as with all BMW and MINI PHEVs get 8 years and 160,000km, which is 2 additional years and 60,000km over their non hybrid counterparts.
The X5 xDrive45e M Sport will be available at BMW dealerships nationwide from Saturday 20 June 2020 onwards