BMW India launches new X5

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday took the covers off German carmaker BMW’s latest generation of their X5 Sports Utility Vehicle. The German carmaker which is another phase of growth in the Indian market is in the midst of a complete model line-up change and the X5 is the latest new car that the carmaker launched after the new X3, X4 and plans to launch the larger X7 in the coming months. The Munich-based carmaker which invented by hat they describe as the ‘Sports Activity Vehicle’ segment in 1999 with the first X5 believes that the fourth generation model will show how the segment has evolved over the years.

Speaking to the media Hans-Christian Baertels, President, BMW India said that he expects the luxury car market in India to recover in the next few months and the carmaker was still bullish about the luxury segment despite a slowdown over the past few months. The BMW X5 will be available with a petrol and diesel engine and in three trim levels. Prices will range from between Rs 72.9 lakh and Rs 82.4 lakh and will be locally produced in India.  

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