The BMW X5 petrol and diesel are now available in a new SportX Plus trim level with prices starting at Rs 77.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the petrol. The SportX Plus petrol now becomes the most affordable petrol variant of the X5 and is priced a notable Rs 10.1 lakh lower than the petrol M Sport. The diesel SportX Plus meanwhile, is priced at Rs 79.50 lakh – a premium of Rs 3 lakh over the now discontinued diesel X5 SportX.
- X5 SportX Plus new entry-point to X5 range
- Previously available diesel-only X5 SportX discontinued
- Petrol X5 SportX Plus adds more choice for petrol X5 buyers
BMW X5 SportX Plus: a new entry petrol variant
The biggest talking point for the new SportX Plus would be the petrol engine option – a choice which was previously limited to the fully-loaded M Sport variant. The new petrol X5 SportX Plus brings down the petrol X5’s asking price by a significant Rs 10.1 lakh over the M Sport variant. The lower price point also skimps features like air suspension, Laser light headlamps, passenger seat memory, 360-degree camera and the 464W Harman Kardon sound system.
Buyers still get kit such as LED headlamps, a panoramic glass roof, powered tailgate, four-zone climate control, powered front seat with memory function for the driver, twin 12.3-inch displays, hands-free parking and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
BMW X5 SportX Plus: replaces diesel SportX variant
BMW has also discontinued the base diesel-only SportX variant which was priced at Rs 76.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Compared to the outgoing SportX, the SportX Plus only gets a minor feature revision with the most noteworthy additions being aluminium running boards and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
BMW X5 SportX Plus: engine options
As mentioned above, the X5 SportX Plus is available in both 40i and 30d spec using BMW’s 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder turbocharged engines. The 40i petrol develops 340hp and 450Nm of torque and is capable of propelling the SUV from 0-100kph in a claimed 5.5 seconds. The 30d meanwhile develops 265hp and a meatier 620Nm of torque with the sprint to 100kph being a second slower than the petrol. Both engines come paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard, with power being sent to all four wheels.
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