Daily Archives: June 6, 2018

2018 BMW X5 G05 Highlights

The all-new BMW X5 – Product Highlights (06/2018)

Fourth generation of the BMW X family patriarch. New BMW X5 opens the next chapter in the success story of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment’s founder, of which more than 2.2 million units have been sold so far. New edition of the BMW X5 captures the imagination with clarity of design, comfortable, sporty and authoritative driving attributes and innovative equipment features. Production at BMW Plant Spartanburg (USA). Market launch in November 2018.

Significantly larger than its predecessor: Length increased by 36 millimetres to 4,922 mm, width by 66 mm to 2,004 mm and height by 19 mm to 1,745 mm. Wheelbase extended by 42 mm to 2,975 millimetres.

Exterior employs a robust and clear design language that is new to BMW X models. Powerfully sculpted surfaces, precise lines. Large BMW kidney grille with a one-piece surround, eye-catching character line and dynamic roofline, rear lights have a three-dimensional form.
Interior exudes a classy and modern aura thanks to sophisticated materials, harmonious design and an innovative control concept. Continue reading

BMW Celebrates 20 years of BMW ConnectedDrive

Munich. The BMW Group has led the way in intelligent connectivity for 20 years, courtesy of BMW ConnectedDrive. Customers and their mobility requirements – in the vehicle and beyond – have been at the heart of everything the company has sought to achieve here. It was back in 1998 when the BMW Assist package was introduced under the product heading of “BMW Telematics”. The first built-in SIM card to be fitted in a BMW followed in 2004, and in 2014 it became possible to book and pay for online services from the comfort of the car by visiting the BMW ConnectedDrive Store. And the company’s latest solutions, like the all-encompassing digital concept encapsulated by BMW Connected, continue to showcase the ongoing development of connectivity. For example, since 2016 customers have been able to link their smartphones seamlessly with their car via a connection with the Open Mobility Cloud. The numerous touchpoints now available and the ability to use services anywhere have been the key enablers in creating a 360-degree digital customer experience and bringing drivers and their vehicles even closer together.  Continue reading