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BMW X5’s interior offers noticeable improvements

BMW X5 xDrive30d Design Pure Experience 2014_interior03The new BMW X5 offers noticeable advances over its predecessor with its luxurious ambience, enhanced ride comfort, spaciousness and seating comfort. Added to which, the array of possible uses for its generously sized interior has grown once again. The newly designed seats for the driver and front passenger ensure a high level of long-distance comfort and impressive lateral hold through dynamically taken corners. Comfort seats and sports seats (standard in the BMW X5 M50d) are available as options. Seat heating and comfort seats are both now also available for the rear compartment.

The comfort seats come with bespoke upholstery, backrest adjustment through 10 degrees and 80 millimetres of fore/aft adjustment. The rear comfort seats can be specified either as an individual option or together with the optional third row of seats. The two additional seats are easy to access thanks to an Easy Entry function and a grip plate by the C-pillar. They can be lowered separately into the load compartment floor, are designed primarily for passengers measuring a maximum 1.50 metres in height and come with inertia-reel seat belts. The folding backrest of the second-row seat bench can now be split 40/20/40, which allows load capacity to be increased in stages from 650 to as much as 1,870 litres. That’s 30 litres/120 litres more than the predecessor model.

Additional storage compartments and door pockets which can accommodate 1.5-litre bottles (front) and one-litre bottles (in the rear) also contribute to the car’s impressive functionality both in day-to-day use and on longer journeys. The new BMW X5 also comes with a split two-section tailgate, the lower element of which can be folded down horizontally to form a single level with the load surface. Automatic tailgate operation for the upper section is a standard feature. And now, for the first time, the tailgate can be closed as well as opened using the remote control and, at the touch of a button, from the driver’s seat.

The ambient lighting designs included in the lighting package lend extra emphasis to the visual unity between the instrument panel and door panels. LED units arranged in a wrap-around contour line and featuring in other areas of the interior create an alluring effect. Blue, white and orange light can be selected either individually or in nine pre-stored combinations via the iDrive system. The interior materials selected for the new BMW X5 also play a role in shaping the exclusive onboard ambience.

The trim strip and accent strip extend into the front door panels and are picked up again in the rear door panels. Plus, the standard Oxide Silver dark matt (BMW X5 xDrive30d), Poplar Grain fine wood (BMW X5 xDrive50i) or Aluminium Hexagon (BMW X5 M50d) interior trim elements now sit atop a high-gloss black surface, which is bordered on its lower edge by an accent strip in Pearl Gloss Chrome. The freestanding, up to 10.25-inch Control Display linked to the standard-fitted iDrive operating system adds further appeal. The displays for the climate control and ventilation systems – and, as an option, the instrument cluster – feature black panel technology. The seat surfaces can be specified as an option in Dakota leather or – as part of the Pure Experience and Pure Excellence interior design lines – Exclusive Nappa leather with extended features. Customers can choose from seven upholstery colours.

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