Targeted design modifications, an expanded standard equipment roster, across-the-board electrification and clear progress in digital technology mark out the next stage in development of the successful BMW model pairing in the luxury Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupé segments.
The smoothly assured character exuded by the new BMW X5 in every situation is now emphasised by particularly robust design features and the optional illuminated BMW kidney Iconic Glow. The extravagant dynamism of the new BMW X6, meanwhile, is underscored by features including the now standard M Sport package.
The line-up of power units has undergone a comprehensive overhaul, leading to a significant increase in the electric range of the BMW X5 xDrive50e with plug-in hybrid drive system and the introduction of 48V mild hybrid technology across all other models. Also pointing the way into the future are the new systems for automated driving and parking, plus the latestgeneration iDrive control/operation system with BMW Curved Display and BMW Operating System 8.
These extensive modifications represent all the ingredients required to strengthen the position of the BMW X5 as the global market leader in its segment and underpin the leading status of the BMW X6 ahead of competitors from other premium German manufacturers.
Both models are built at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg. The competence centre for BMW X models in the US state of South Carolina also hosts production of the BMW X3, the BMW X4, the super-luxurious BMW X7 and the BMW XM – the first electrified high-performance model from BMW M GmbH. Added to which, since 2022 a market-specific variant of the BMW X5 has been rolling off the assembly line at the Dadong plant in China operated by the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. joint venture based in Shenyang. Alongside the USA and Canada, the most important sales regions for the new BMW X5 and new BMW X6 include China and other Asian markets, Germany, the Middle East and Australia. Their worldwide market launch will get underway in April 2023.