BMW will introduce the mid-life updates for its popular X5 SUV in India by August this year. The carmaker had revealed the refreshed BMW X5 overseas recently. Additionally, the updated BMW Z4 roadster will also go on sale in India by May this year, with the all-new BMW M2 expected to see a price announcement around the same time period.
- BMW X5 will get cosmetic tweaks, curved digital panels
- Z4 facelift will be priced around Rs 90 lakh (ex-showroom)
- New BMW M2 to also launch by May 2023
BMW X5 facelift for India: launch by August 2023
The updated X5 gets lightly reworked exterior styling with a reprofiled front bumper and more design differences for the M sport model. Some of the styling bits are inspired by the recently introduced refreshed BMW X7 flagship SUV.
On the inside, the SUV gets more updates like the new curved digital panel mounted atop a reworked dashboard. Running the latest 8.0 version of BMW’s iDrive operating system, it houses a 12.3-inch instrument display and 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment display as standard. It also gets the BMW Live Cockpit Plus system, which includes cloud-based BMW Maps navigation. The air conditioning controls also receive touch functions.
Expected options on the India-bound X5 facelift will include a head-up display unit with augmented reality functionality, a panoramic glass sunroof with LED illumination, glass applications for various controls and a Bowers & Wilkins sound system. Expect more details on the new BMW X5's option list and their pricing for India soon. There no mechanical changes expected to the India-spec BMW X5 and the SUV will most likely continue with the current set of petrol and diesel engine options.
BMW Z4 facelift on cards for May 2023 India launch
The current-gen Z4 that went on sale in India back in 2019, will see major updates similar to the one that’s currently on sale overseas. The refreshed Z4 gets minor design amendments, with BMW adding remodeled side air intakes to reduce wind arch turbulence. It also gets a new front grille with a horizontal inner design, which the German firm says “reinforces the impression of the wide front end”.
BMW Z4 facelift for India: powertrain details
India will get the top-spec Z4 M40i with a 382hp, 500Nm 3.0-litre inline-six engine that will come mated to an eight-speed automatic “Steptronic” gearbox. There will not be a manual gearbox option unlike the one on the new M2 that's India-bound.
BMW Z4 facelift for India: options and pricing
Standard equipment on the India-bound BMW Z4 facelift will include an M Sport brake package, M Sport differential, tyre pressure monitoring system, adaptive M suspension, powered seats with memory function, cruise control with braking, ambient lighting, loudspeaker audio, smartphone connectivity, wireless charging, BMW live cockpit, M leather wrapped steering wheel, M sport seats and BMW high gloss Shadow Line package.
|BMW Z4 facelift India options and pricing
|BMW Z4 facelift est. price
|Rs 90 lakh
|Mirror caps in Black
|Softop in anthracite
|Rs 2 lakh
|High beam assist
|Interior, exterior mirror package
|Rs 1 lakh
|High-gloss Shadow line extended
|19-inch M Jet Black alloy wheels
|M seat belts
|Harman Kardon Surround sound system
|ISOFIX child seat
|Lumbar support for driver
|Rs 1.25 lakh
|Rs 1.75 lakh
|Active Cruise control
|Rs 1.25 lakh
|Rs 1.25 lakh
|BMW head-up display
|Rs 2.25 lakh
Optional equipment on the India-bound BMW Z4 facelift will include black wing mirror caps, Anthracite material soft top, Adaptive LED headlamps, High beam assist, Extended Shadow Line package, 19-inch jet black wheels – M799 or M772 – M seat belts, Harman Kardon audio system, driver lumbar support, Driver assistant package, Active cruise control, Parking assistant, BMW Head up display, and much more.
Exterior paint shade options on the BMW Z4 facelift include Thundernight metallic, Skyscraper Grey, Portimao blue, Alpine white, Black Sapphire, San Fransisco Red and Frozen Grey. Interior shade options include Black, Cognac or Magma red leather.
BMW Z4 facelift India launch details
The Z4 facelift will go on sale in May this year, most likely with the new BMW M2, and pricing is expected to be in the region of around Rs 90 lakh (ex-showroom).