In India, the new BMW X5 SportX Plus trim level is available in petrol and diesel engines. Prices start at Rs 77.90 lakh (ex-showroom). As a result, the SportX Plus petrol is the most affordable petrol variant of the X5 and is offered at a price that is Rs 10.1 lakh cheaper than the petrol M Sport. Meanwhile, the diesel SportX Plus is priced at Rs 79.50 lakh, representing a 3-lakh premium over the now discontinued diesel X5 SportX.
Previously, the fully-loaded M Sport model was available only with a petrol engine – something that will make the SportX Plus quite a talking point. In comparison to the petrol X5, the SportX Plus significantly lowers the price of the car by Rs 10.1 lakh. As a result of the lower price point, less expensive models lack features such as air suspension, laser beam headlamps, memory for the passenger seat and 360-degree cameras.
Additionally, the vehicle has LED headlamps, a panoramic glass roof, a powered tailgate, four-zone climate control, a powered front seat with memory function for the driver, two 12.3-inch displays and hands-free parking.
A diesel-only SportX variant, which was priced at Rs 76.50 lakh (ex-showroom), has also been discontinued. There have only been minor changes from the SportX, with the most notable additions being aluminium running boards and tyre pressure monitoring.
Engine Options and Rivals:
BMW’s 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder turbocharged engines are available for both the 40i and 30d versions on the X5. As of 2010, the SUV is capable of hitting 100kmph in 5.5 seconds when powered by the 40i petrol engine with 340hp and 450Nm of torque. In contrast, the 30d develops 265 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque with a sprint time from 0-60 mph that takes one second longer. All four wheels are powered by each engine, which is paired to an automatic gearbox as standard.
On the Indian market, it competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLE, Land Rover Discovery, and Volvo XC90.