Setting new benchmarks for driving pleasure, luxury and innovation in the SAV segment.
MANILA, Philippines – 29 April 2014 – Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, today launched the third generation of the world’s most successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) to the Philippine market – the All-New BMW X5.
The pioneer of the SAV segment and globally best-selling car in its class, the BMW X5, is entering a new chapter in its successful history. The third-generation X5 sees BMW once again setting the benchmark for powerful design, interior spaciousness and luxury, versatility, driving pleasure, efficiency and innovative equipment features.
“This year, the Boss of all SAV’s is back to assert BMW’s superiority when it comes to executing unmatched joy, whether you’re on or off the road. The all-new BMW X5 is an all-around package designed to meet even the most exacting and varied demands.” said Maricar Parco, ACC President “The reintroduction of the BMW X5 to the Philippine market further showcases our commitment to continue innovations to provide the sheer driving pleasure that is unmistakably BMW. It is for this very reason that BMW remains number one in the segment not only in the Philippines, but in the world as well.”
“First introduced to the global market in 1999 and in the Philippine market in 2002, the BMW X5 is the pioneering vehicle that forever changed the face of the luxury SAV segment. The introduction of this new type of efficient driving dynamics led to others in the market following suit, but none coming close to the original. Over the years, the BMW X5 has continued to evolve into a versatile Sports Activity Vehicle that exudes the same commanding presence as those on top. Like a Boss.” added Parco.
The all-new BMW X5 features a new exclusive design in both interior and exterior. Enhanced body lines and a luxurious cabin ambiance distinguish the all-new BMW X5 from its predecessors.
“The third generation of the iconic BMW X5 features the marriage between the ruggedness and functionality of an SUV, and the dynamism and luxuriousness of a typical BMW vehicle.” said Glen Dasig, ACC Executive Director for Sales and Marketing “The all-new BMW X5 showcases the most premium comfort for both driver and passenger, with an interior finish made of the highest quality materials, an exclusive and relaxing ambiance and other innovative comfort-enhancing functions. The vehicle also exudes an even more commanding road presence with sharper body lines, a wider rear and an overall more muscular design, turning heads and catching eyes wherever it goes.”
Exterior Design: an elegant blend of robust presence and dynamic flair.
Signature BMW design features combine with undeniable presence, robustness and versatility to lend BMW X models their distinctive appearance. The proportions of the new BMW X5 are defined by a short front overhang, long wheelbase, upright A-pillars and the short distance between the front axle and instrument panel. The particularly muscular design of the BMW kidney grille, set within the triangle of the twin circular headlights and front foglamps, and the bumper’s X-shaped contour lines also mark it out as a member of the BMW X model family. The new BMW X5 models are equipped with xenon headlights.
The front apron, with side air intakes positioned far to its outer edges, draws further attention to the wide track and planted stance of the new BMW X5. And the car’s striking underbody protection elements provide a further nod to its robust and versatile character.
Drag-reducing Air Curtains make their debut on BMW X models. These vertical apertures guide the inflowing air around the wheel arches, where it creates a curtain of air over the wheels before making a controlled escape through the Air Breathers in the side panels. The design of the BMW X5’s flanks shines a particularly clear spotlight on the car’s power and sporting ability.
Interior Design: high-quality materials, luxurious ambience, cutting-edge functionality.
The interior of the new BMW X5 is both elegant and generously sized. The horizontal structure of the layered surfaces underlines the broad sweep of the instrument panel and therefore also the impressive amount of space available on board. Plus, the three-dimensional design of the surfaces also generates vibrant contrasts. The ambient lighting designs included in the lighting package lend extra emphasis to the visual unity between the instrument panel and door panels. LED units arranged in a wrap-around contour line and featuring in other areas of the interior create an alluring effect. Blue, white and orange light can be selected either individually or in nine pre-stored combinations via the iDrive system.
Astute Individualization: Design Pure Experience and Design Pure Excellence for the exterior and interior.
Two new “design worlds” for the exterior and interior of the new BMW X5 can be ordered as an alternative to the standard specification, enabling an astutely judged level of personalization. Each package represents a harmonious blend of design, colors and materials. The design worlds for the exterior and interior can be selected independently. In addition, the design worlds also encompass the new-look remote control key with operating buttons in an extremely high-quality design.
Design Pure Experience: presence and robustness
With stylistic underbody protection elements in brushed stainless steel, newly designed air intake bars in matt silver and a rear trim strip which, like the kidney grille bars, comes in matt silver, the Design Pure Experience package adds distinctive touches to the exterior and once again emphasizes the SAV character of the BMW X5. This design world also includes exterior mirror bases and B-pillar and C-pillar trim in high-gloss black, as well as BMW Individual Exterior Line Aluminium satinated trim for the side windows. The exhaust tailpipe embellishers have a matt chrome finish. This line uses a dark yet warm color scheme to bring a classically stylish and luxurious ambience to the interior of the new BMW X5.
Design Pure Excellence: modern and luxurious.
The Design Pure Excellence line for the exterior includes stylistic underbody protection elements and wheel arch surrounds painted in the respective body color, black kidney grille bars with high-gloss chrome fronts, T-shaped bars for the outer air intakes and louvers for the lower aperture, plus a chrome trim strip for the rear apron and Chrome Line Exterior adornments for the side windows. The exterior mirror bases, B-pillars and C-pillars all feature high-gloss black trim.
With its luxurious ambience and enhanced ride comfort, spaciousness and seating comfort, the new BMW X5 offers noticeable advances over its predecessor. Added to which, the array of possible uses for its generously sized interior has grown once again.
The two additional seats are easy to access thanks to an Easy Entry function and a grip plate by the C-pillar. They can be lowered separately into the load compartment floor, are designed primarily for passengers measuring a maximum 1.50 meters in height and come with inertia-reel seat belts.
The new BMW X5 also comes with a split two-section tailgate, the lower element of which can be folded down horizontally to form a single level with the load surface. Automatic tailgate operation for the upper section is a standard feature. And now, for the first time, the tailgate can be closed as well as opened using the remote control and, at the touch of a button, from the driver’s seat.
Engines: more driving enjoyment and efficiency.
As the first ever Sports Activity Vehicle, the BMW X5 continues to set the trends and standards in its segment, with the accent firmly on driving enjoyment and efficiency. The improvement is down to BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which in addition to twin turbochargers and High Precision Injection direct petrol injection now also includes VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, resulting in improved response and efficiency.
The new BMW X5 xDrive30d, with its six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, incorporates a range of detail improvements that offer an even better balance than before between performance and fuel consumption.
The sporty temperaments of the latest diesel engines finds even more potent expression in the BMW X5 M50d. This M Performance Automobile likewise gets a 3.0-litre straight-six unit, in this case featuring M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology with three-stage turbocharging. The three turbochargers work in harmony to maximize power output.
All engines in the new BMW X5 line-up are combined as standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, whose high internal efficiency, precision and short shift times help to improve both efficiency and driving enjoyment. In vehicles with the eight-speed sports automatic transmission, the new “launch control” function is also available, a high-precision traction control system which allows engine power to be translated as efficiently as possible into road speed when accelerating from standstill.
BMW EfficientDynamics features include Brake Energy Regeneration, the Auto Start Stop function, on-demand operation of ancillary units, Electric Power Steering, low roll-resistance tires and a variety of weight- and drag-reducing features. Intelligent lightweight design also means that the significantly increased standard specification compared with the previous model does not translate to increased vehicle weight.
The BMW X5 also offers best-in-class aerodynamic design. Active upper and lower front air flap control, Air Curtains, the Air Breather system, vertical aero blades at the rear window, air deflectors on the front wheel arches and a range of other detail improvements reduce the drag coefficient (Cd).
Adjustable Chassis for Driving Enjoyment.
The new BMW X5 represents further evolution through incorporating refinements to the all-wheel-drive system and chassis technology. Using the standard-fitted Driving Experience Control switch on the centre console, the drive settings can be matched to the requirements of the moment or to different driving situations.
BMW xDrive in the New BMW X5.
The new BMW X5 is also equipped with xDrive full-time intelligent all-wheel drive, which actively manages the drive power split between the front and rear wheels at all times. The latest version of the xDrive power divider boasts optimized efficiency and a 1.4 kg reduction in weight.
xDrive provides top-class traction and stability whatever the road and weather conditions, and also offers improved cornering dynamics, suppressing oversteer or understeer before the driver is even aware of the need.
The BMW ConnectedDrive.
A large range of BMW ConnectedDrive driver assistance systems and mobility services are available for the new BMW X5. They improve active safety, convenience and the infotainment experience and offer best-in-class standards of intelligent interaction between the driver, vehicle and external environment.
“We at ACC are very proud and excited to reintroduce the Boss of all luxury sports activity vehicles to the Philippine market,” said Parco “With the all-new BMW X5, we are taking luxury and dynamism to a higher level, once again surpassing our own benchmarks and setting a new standard in the luxury SAV segment.”