On March 1, the BMW Group released the official pictures of the BMW X5 L for the Chinese Market. It’s got a longer wheelbase and is electively equipped with a 2.0 or 3.0-liter engine. Earlier the prices of the X5 L leaked in China.
The BMW X5 L will be made by the joint venture of BMW and Brilliance called BMW-Brilliance. It’s based on the current BMW X5 (G05) and has the same appearance, apart from the size changes. As we have mentioned earlier, this car has got a longer wheelbase. It is extended by 130 mm. The size of the X5 L is 5080/2004/1779 mm, with a wheelbase of 3105 mm. Worth mentioning that the wheelbase of the X5 L is similar to the BMW X7. But in general, the X5 L is still smaller than the BMW’s flagship SUV.
Speaking about the interior, it also has the same appearance as the X5 for international markets. So the X5 L has the classic three-spoke steering wheel, digital instrument panel, 12.3-inch central control screen, etc.
The most important point of BMW X5 L is of course the extra space on the second row of seats. The cool point is the color of the interior. The X5 L on photos has got a two-color scheme with wine-red and black. We are sure that there will be other interior colors.
The BMW X5 L will be available with two turbocharged petrol engines. The first one is a 2.0 four-cylinder with 265 hp and 400 Nm and the second one is a 3.0 six-cylinder with 340 hp and 450 Nm. Both engines work in pair with a ZF 8-speed AT. Worth mentioning that the X5 L will be equipped with 4wd and electromagnetic suspension as standard while an air suspension will be available as an advanced option.
Earlier the prices of the X5 L have leaked into the internet. The 30Li model with the 2.0 engine comes in two versions – Leading and Luxury. The 30Li Leading version is priced at 558,000 RMB (87,700 USD) The 30Li Luxury version is priced at 618,000 RMB (97,000 USD). The 40Li model with the 3.0 engine comes in Luxury and Exclusive versions. The Luxury version is priced at 668,000 RMB (105,000 USD). The Exclusive is priced at 758,000 RMB (119,000 USD).
If the prices are true, the BMW X5 L will be very desirable in the Chinese market. Its Leading version costs 141,800 RMB (22,465 USD) less than the entry version of the Mercedes-Benz GLE and 143,800 RMB (22,780 USD) less than the base Audi Q7. Such difference in prices is caused by the fact that GLE and Q7 are imported in China, while the X5 L will be built here. In addition, the price of the imported BMW X5 is 699,900-839,900 RMB (110,725 – 132,870 USD).
It is reported that the X5 L is expected to be officially launched in April.